Discovery Day

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.


Discovery Day is a fun-filled family science day out with hands-on activities, games and talks from real scientists, all against the backdrop of one of the most important places in the history of science. 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.

The full Discovery Day programme is now available to download.


Psst! You can save money and get in to the event faster by purchasing your tickets online before 23:59 on Sunday 25 August.

OnlineOn 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 except: Chantry Club members, 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.

See our full ticketing Terms and Conditions here.


Car parking will be available on Castle Meadow at the bottom of High Street, a 5-minute walk from the museum. The SatNav postcode is GL13 9QH but please follow signs from Berkeley on the day. The museum car park will only be available for accessible parking/drop-off. Accessible parking is limited and must be pre-booked by calling 01453 810631 or email

Refreshments will be available from our volunteers who will be serving hot and cold drinks, snacks, cakes, sandwiches and Ploughman’s Lunches. You are also very welcome to bring a picnic to eat on Dr Jenner’s lawn, perhaps over a game of croquet!

Assistance dogs are very welcome at Discovery Day, in the house and grounds. Unfortunately, no other dogs will be able to attend Discovery Day.

Follow us

Keep track of all the latest news about Discovery Day by following us on Facebook and Twitter. On the day itself, you can use #DiscoverJenner to share everything you’re up to.

Our supporters

We are very grateful to the many organisations who have supported Discovery Day, including the BSI, Persimmon Homes, Magnox and, in particular, our event sponsors Armstrong & North Opticians.

“Armstrong and North Opticians are very pleased to support Discovery Day. We are your local family opticians on Market Place and provide sight tests for all the family. A sight test is not just about what you can see and recommending glasses, it is a full health check for your eyes. We check for signs of eye conditions as well as potentially detecting signs of general medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol, sometimes other health issues can be detected. At this time of year, sunglasses are important in protecting the eyes from UV damage.”

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

01453 810631

In line with government advice in relation to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden will be closed until further notice. For more information please see here.

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