The whole family can explore the life of Georgian scientist Edward Jenner at his former home in the historic market town of Berkeley. In the house you can find out more about Jenner’s life and work, whilst Jenner’s beautiful garden is the perfect place to relax. In the Temple of Vaccinia you can reflect on the achievements of this remarkable man.
We recommend you allow 2 hours for your visit.
Family trails and activities / Talks and tours by our volunteer team (subject to availability) / Shop / Book stall / Indoor picnic area (no cafe) / Outside seating / Plant sales (seasonal) / Toilets / Free WiFi / Free car parking
Edward Jenner was an animal lover and so we welcome well-behaved dogs on short leads in the garden only. Assistance dogs are, of course, welcome in the museum and Old Cyder House.
In 2019, we will open from 11:00 to 17:00 on:
Sundays to Wednesdays from Sunday 31 March to Wednesday 30 October, inclusive;
and Good Friday and Saturdays in Gloucestershire school holidays (specifically: 6 April, 13 April, 19 April, 20 April, 25 May, 27 July, 3 August, 10 August, 17 August, 24 August, 31 August, 26 October).
Last admission is always one hour before closing.
Please note that as a rule we are closed on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, other than the above exceptions.
All purchased general admission tickets are valid for 12 months, enabling you to come back as many times as you like during normal opening hours!
Concessions (65+): £5.95
Students (with valid ID): £5.95
Child (5-17): £3.95
Family (2 adults/concessions and up to 3 children): £15.95
Visitors with a 2019 ticket for Berkeley Castle receive a £1 discount on these prices.
Historic Houses members, Under 5s, and accompanying carers are admitted free.
As a registered charity, we can reclaim tax on your donations (25p for every £1 at no extra cost to you). If you are a UK taxpayer, please consider letting us treat your admission as a Gift Aid donation.
The ground floor, garden and shop are all accessible to wheelchair users, however the paths are gravelled and some floors may be uneven. There is an accessible toilet available and an accessible parking space that may be reserved by contacting the museum. Within the house there is an access folder with information on the upstairs rooms and an accessible audio guide.
For full details, please see our Access Statement.
GROUP AND PRIVATE VISITS
We welcome group and private visits throughout the year, with a range of options to choose from including talks and refreshments.
So that you have the best possible experience, and to take advantage of our special rates, we do ask that groups of 10 or more book in advance. For more information please read our Group Visit Brochure. You can enquire about availability via our online form or complete and return the form at the end of the brochure. For more information please call 01453 810631 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The museum is situated within easy reach of the M5 (Junctions 13 and 14) and nearby to Berkeley Castle, Cattle Country Adventure Park, Slimbridge Wetland Centre, as well as the historic towns of Dursley and Thornbury.
Our sat nav postcode is GL13 9BN. Once you arrive in Berkeley please follow the brown signs marked “Jenner Museum”. There is free parking located in front of the museum.
We are situated on Route 41 of the National Cycle Network and there are cycle racks on site. There is limited public transport provision to Berkeley. The nearest rail station is Cam & Dursley which connects to Gloucester and Bristol Parkway for services to and from London Paddington. There are no direct bus services from Cam & Dursley station to Berkeley, it is a 10 minute walk to connect with the 62 bus route or alternatively there are a number of taxi companies operating in the area (please note there is no taxi rank at Cam & Dursley and you are strongly advised to pre-book transport). The 62 bus service also links Berkeley with Bristol. Visitors arriving on foot, bike, or public transport receive a 10% discount on standard admission.
Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden is open between 31 March and 30 October 2019
Sunday – Wednesday: 11:00 – 17:00
Friday: Closed (except Good Friday)
Saturday: during Gloucestershire school holidays only
Last admission one hour before closing