We hold events throughout the year at Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden.

To book, please contact the Museum Office on or 01453 810631. You can also book online using the links below (please note booking fee applies).

Evening events usually take place in the Old Cyder House Conference Centre. Free parking is available in the museum car park. Doors open 30 minutes before the advertised start time.

Berkeley Players present…
Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June, 7:30pm

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We welcome back the Adults and Young People of the Berkeley Players to put on a series of one-act plays in the glorious surroundings of Dr Jenner’s garden. Expect magic and mystery! Please bring something to sit on. Refreshments will be available.

Tickets available now from Berkeley Pharmacy.

The Great Sally Alley Quiz
Thursday 12 July, 7:45pm registration for 8pm start

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We’re proud to have one of the country’s best pubs as our friends and neighbours and so when they first asked us to run a quiz for them we jumped at the chance. We’re now back for our third appearance as hosts and have some real brain teasers lined up for you! All proceeds from this enjoyable evening out support the work of the museum.

£4 per person, teams of up to 6.

For more information, see The Salutation Inn website.

The Atmosphere is Electric
Wednesday 25 July, 7:30pm

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Lightning occurs on many planets in the solar system, and there is physical evidence for its existence on Earth for at least 250 million years. It therefore represents an ancient natural hazard, which maintains a threat to human societies through its damaging effects on systems and structures, and of course, individuals. In this talk, Professor Giles Harrison considers how lightning is generated, its key properties and how it can be detected and forecast.

Tickets £5.

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Discovery Day
Monday 27 August, 11am-4:30pm


Find out more here.

Accidental Genius: The Science, Clumsiness and Luck of Discovery
Wednesday 26 September, 7:30pm

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Not all scientists are as careful as you might think, and not all science is as well planned as you might hope! Watch as Professor Adam Hart tells the stories of discoveries made by accident, luck, or just plain carelessness, which have nevertheless changed the world. With demonstrations by the Cheltenham Science Group, this lecture brings alive the science, accident and luck of discoveries from dynamite and Vaseline to penicillin and the microwave oven.

Tickets £5.

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Forthcoming talks

Tickets aren’t available for these talks yet, but please keep checking back or contact us to reserve a space.

Wednesday 28 November, 7:30pm
A talk about Roman surgery (title TBC) by Stefan Urbanowski.