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Banting House National Historic Site, London

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Banting House National Historic Site of Canada creates public awareness and understanding of the national historic significance of Sir Frederick Banting and preserves the commemorative integrity of Banting House, the birthplace of insulin for the benefit of the people of Canada.

Banting House National Historic Site celebrates not only a great Canadian discovery, but the life and career if Sir Frederick Grant Banting (1891-1941). Come celebrate the most important Canadian medical discovery of the twentieth century and experience the life of the man you thought you knew.
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  • Do you want to learn about the discovery of insulin? This the place where everything started.....Historical facts with interesting anecdotes from the curator. An interesting experience. Most... 
    Do you want to learn about the discovery of insulin? This the place where everything started.....Historical facts with interesting anecdotes from the curator. An interesting experience. Most...  more »
  • Dr. Banting’s home/ office has been turned into a museum in London Canada. He is an amazing man who discovered a technique to harvest insulin as well as how to deliver this live saving/extending... 
    Dr. Banting’s home/ office has been turned into a museum in London Canada. He is an amazing man who discovered a technique to harvest insulin as well as how to deliver this live saving/extending...  more »
  • One of our New Year's Resolutions was to see more of our London. This was our first go and it was well worth the $10 we spent. Sergio was our great volunteer tour guide and his interest and... 
    One of our New Year's Resolutions was to see more of our London. This was our first go and it was well worth the $10 we spent. Sergio was our great volunteer tour guide and his interest and...  more »
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  • It was wonderful to see this house preserved in honor of Dr. Banting and his fellow researchers who were the first to treat diabetes with insulin and save many lives. I loved seeing the historical medical instruments as well. Diabetes is such a common disease that we see in healthcare, but there is still no cure. I'm praying this museum will inspire researchers to keep searching and am grateful for our guide's tour. She explained the history very clearly.
  • Cosy little place. Luckily for me I was early and got an individual tour. It felt like I was really in a home. Everything is so personal and cosy. Plus I learnt a lot about insulin and Banting and a bit about Canada.
  • What a fantastic visit to such an important National Treasure. To be at the location where Dr. Banting worked his magic was incredible. The staff was top-notch and the tour very educational. I would recommend contacting them in advance of your trip so they can make sure all is good for your visit.
  • If you are in the Medical field or you are just curious about the history of Insulin discovery, then I highly recommend you visit this museum! It provides a tour with guidance if you like some explanation, or you can just be by yourself, for as long as you want. Plus staff was friendly and helpful. Totally worth it!
  • I've been to many museums, but had little interest about Banting and all the medicine before visiting. But curious about the place during short visit in London. The guide was truly amazing. I am now not only know more about Banting, but also his colleagues who made such a huge impact that we taken for granted.

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