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Jenner Museum
The Chantry
Church Lane

GL13 9BH
Telephone: 01453 810 631
Fax: 01453 811 690
Email: jennermuseum@berkeley19.freeserve.co.uk

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Overview of collections

This museum celebrates the life and achievements of Dr Edward Jenner in the house where he lived. Edward Jenner was a pioneer in the development of immunology and vaccination, in particular against smallpox.

Overview of how collections are displayed

The displays tell the story of Edward Jenner in his own home. A doctor, scientist and naturalist, Jenner was born in 1749. His most significant work was the discovery of a vaccination against smallpox in 1796, but the museum also records his experiments to launch a hydrogen balloon and his pioneering studies into the hibernation of hedgehogs and the life cycle of the cuckoo. His study is recreated in the house.

As a country doctor in Berkeley for 25 years, he made detailed observations of local birds and mammals, performed scientific experiments, wrote medical papers and looked after his patients.

There is a computer-led display on modern immunology.

Star Objects at this location

The museum building, the former home of Edward Jenner; oil painting of Blossom, the cow.
Collection Descriptions
Archives Collection (Jenner Museum)
The museum holds documents and correspondence, as well as pamphlets, books and journals.
Biology Collection (Jenner Museum)
This is a small collection of natural history specimens.
Costume & Textile Collection (Jenner Museum)
Decorative & applied Art Collection (Jenner Museum)
Fine Art Collection (Jenner Museum)
Medals Collection (Jenner Museum)
Medicine Collection (Jenner Museum)
This is a collection of medical instruments
Music Collection (Jenner Museum)
Personalia Collection (Jenner Museum)
There is a small collection of personalia relating to Dr Edward Jenner.
Social History Collection (Jenner Museum)
This collection includes the furniture and some of the furnishings in the house, as well as photographs.

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