Together for Jenner

Show the world what Dr Jenner’s House means to you!

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We want to show how science can change the world for the better. Each year we welcome 5,000 visitors to the birthplace of vaccination to tell them a story that takes us from Berkeley in the 1790s to Somalia in the 1980s, to the eradication of a feared disease, and to a future where vaccines continue to save millions of lives every year.

In recent years the maintenance of this historic building has placed huge strain on our finances. We are currently pursuing a number of options to secure the long-term future of the site and reduce our reliance on charitable giving but in the meantime we need your help.

Up until now we have been able to meet our annual £20,000 deficit from our reserves, but this is no longer possible. If we can’t raise £20,000 by March 2019 then Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden will sadly have to close.

We need your help!

Please consider supporting our work with a regular donation so that we can continue Jenner’s legacy, from his Berkeley home.

Donate Now

You can make a one-off or regular donation online today by clicking this link. If you are a UK taxpayer, please do consider Gift Aiding your donation.

You can also donate by text message: text JENN34 £5 to 70070 to give £5 to the appeal.

We are currently researching the best method to enable giving from outside of the UK. In the meantime, those outside of the UK may find it easier to make a donation via Paypal.

Please contact the Museum Office on 01453 810631 or email if you would like to talk to us about your gift.

Join The Chantry Club

The Chantry Club is our membership scheme, allowing you to support the museum regularly whilst also accessing some great benefits. Find out more and join today.

Make some noise for Jenner

We know that so many of you love this place and we want to gather as many of you as we can together to mark our last week of public opening in 2018.

If you want to show your support for Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden please join us for a photo call at 10:45 on Saturday 20 October. We’re asking our friends from the local press to be there to capture the moment. To say thank you for your support, we’ll be opening the museum free of charge all day so you can come and see why it’s so important to us.


Download a poster (PDF), or social media images (Facebook cover, Facebook profile, Twitter header, Twitter profile).

      • How do I get there?

        Full details of directions, public transport, etc. can be found here but please note the museum car park will be closed for safety reasons and we’d ask you to use the free public car parks located on Marybrook Street (GL13 9AE) and School Lane (GL13 9DB).

      • What if I don’t want to be photographed?

        That’s not a problem! Please just let a member of staff know on the day and we’ll make sure you aren’t included in any photographs.

      • Will the museum be open?

        Of course! And to say thank you for your support we’ll be throwing open our doors free of charge for one day only. Please visit us between 11:00 and 17:00.

      • I can’t make the day, how do I show my support?

        Please just leave a comment at the bottom of the page telling us why the museum is so important to you. We’ll be collating these and displaying them on the day. We may also use them in publicity relating to our fundraising appeal.


3 thoughts on “Together for Jenner

  1. To me, this museum is a place of memories and conviction. I visited the museum as a first year studying Biochemistry in the University of Bristol. Having learned about Dr. Jenner’s work before, visiting the museum reiterated to me just how important his legacy is to the world. I remember pondering what would the world become if not for his work, and thinking to myself that I should be more diligent in my studying so as to continue his scientific legacy.

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  2. I taught science at Berkeley Vale school and often took groups of pupils from the school to the museum. It made the work of Edward Jenner come alive. They particularly liked the garden and the hut where he carried out the vaccinations. Sadly the school closed in July 2011.

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  3. Having studied science at school and university I was introduced to Jenner’s work on vaccines. It was a fantastic discovery and as a result saved many, many lives from a devastating disease and paved the way for all the vaccines we use today. It would be a very sad day if this house and museum were to close. Please give your support.

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