The trust 


the history of the jenner trust Phipps Cottage


The Jenner Museum was founded in 1968 and first housed in James Phipps’ Cottage, Berkeley (pictured right).


The cottage was gifted to James Phipps by Jenner as a thank you for trialling the first ever cowpox vaccine in 1796.


Following a successful fund raising appeal to purchase The Chantry, the beautfiul Queen Anne Style Manor House that was Jenner's home from 1785 until his death in 1823, the collections were relocated in 1982 and transferred to the newly constituted Jenner Appeal.


The new museum opened in 1985 and The Jenner Appeal was later re-named the Jenner Trust in 2009.


The Jenner Trust decided to change the name of the museum to Dr Jenner's House & Garden in 2011 to better reflect the true historical significance of the building from which Jenner pioneered vaccination. Staff and trustees of The Jenner Trust operate Dr Jenner's House & Garden as an accredited historic house museum and heritage visitor attraction promoting Jenner's life, career and remarkable legacy.









Latest News


Museum Reviewed by!


Fantastic new review by leading heritage and tourism website
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World Immunuzation Week 24-30 April


Dr Jenner's House is proud to support World Immunization...
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Visit by Friends from Berkeley Castle


Colleagues from Berkeley Castle pay a visit to Dr Jenner's House
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First Visitors of 2014 Season!


First Visitors of 2014 Welcomed at Dr Jenner’s House!
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Chris Burns-Cox Appears on BBC Gloucestershire


Hear our Dr Chris Burns-Cox chatting on BBC Gloucestershire
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New Trustees Sought


The Jenner Trust is currently seeking new Trustees
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Fundraising Appeal for Emergency Repairs


Fundraising Appeal Launched for Emergency Repairs at the...
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Upcoming Events


This Thursday 24 Apr - A History of Germ Warfare


A Fascinating Illustrated talk on Biological Warfare Read more

Dr Jenner's Birthday!


Special Dinner on Friday 16 May to mark the 265th anniversary of Edward Jenner's birth! Read more