Discovery Day in numbers


On August Bank Holiday Monday 2018 we hosted our first ever Discovery Day, a celebration of Jenner’s ongoing legacy.
Here we look back on the event in numbers.
244 visitors

That’s five times as many visitors as we would expect on our busiest days!

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9 amazing speakers

Spread over six talks and a debate.

100 miles travelled

Our afternoon weather balloon made it all the way to South London in just under 2 hours, with valuable weather data collected on the way.

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2 giant mosaics

Everyone helped out creating a mosaic smallpox virus and a mosaic balloon which will now be displayed in the museum.

10 ploughman’s lunches

We lost track of how many cakes were consumed!

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Screenshot from "The Chantry"
200 years back in time

We were delighted to launch our new virtual reality game: The Chantry.