Monday 26 August 2019

10:00 – 17:00

Discovery Day, Berkeley’s own science festival, is back for 2019!

Science is everywhere and this year we’ll be looking out for science in the world around us, just like Edward Jenner. Throughout the day we’ll have talks from some of the country’s leading scientists in our new festival marquee, and there will be opportunities to take part in your own experiments around the museum and its grounds. Discovery Day is for all ages, and why not make a day of it? We’ll have our famous refreshments available, or you can bring a picnic and eat on Jenner’s lawn.


We plan to release the full programme at the end of June, but a little taster of what we’ll have on offer can be found below!

Confirmed speakers

Karen Aplin, Senior Lecturer in Space Engineering at University of Bristol

Gareth Williams, author of “Unravelling the Double Helix: The Lost Heroes of DNA”

Tim Walsh, Professor of Medical Microbiology and Antibiotic Resistance at Cardiff University


pyka / Cheltenham Science Group / British Society for Immunology / University of Reading / Thornbury Rotary Club iron lung


Save money with our advanced tickets, available to purchase online only until midnight on Sunday 25 August. Walk-in tickets will also be available on the day.

AdvancedOn the day
Adult (26+)£6.50£7.50
Young Adult (18-25)£5.00£6.00
Child (5-17)£3.00£3.50
Family (2 adults + up to 3 children)£18.00£20.00
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Please note: This is a special event and our normal ticketing policy does not apply. All visitors will require a Discovery Day ticket which is valid on 26 August only, except: Chantry Club members (and children covered by their membership), under 5s, and carers. Other free admissions and vouchers are not valid. Historic Houses cards are not valid on event days. Annual Pass holders will be able to upgrade their tickets to include entry to Discovery Day for £`1 per individual ticket (£2 for a family ticket). This can be done on the day without pre-booking.

Full Ticketing Terms & Conditions are available here. For more information, please contact or call 01453 810631.

Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden
Church Lane
GL13 9BN

01453 810631

Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden is open between 31 March and 30 October 2019

Opening hours:

Sunday – Wednesday: 11:00 – 17:00
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed (except Good Friday)
Saturday: during Gloucestershire school holidays only

Last admission one hour before closing

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