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.Before you head to London, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly London day trip planning tool, to make sure you see all that London has to offer, including Banting House National Historic Site.
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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Banting House National Historic Site reviews
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... 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... more »
I brought my four-year old son here one afternoon at the start of his summer vacation. We always drive by and he asks about the flame, so I figured it would be interesting to visit. I never really gave Dr. Banting and his discovery of insulin much thought, since no one I know has diabetes, but now that we have visited and seen the impact his discovery has on millions of lives, I feel very proud that this house is part of London heritage. I think it's important that everyone living in London or visiting take some time to visit this house and learn about Dr. Banting's incredibly important medical discovery. Even though my son is only four, our wonderful tour guide made it very interesting for him. They even have a photo scavenger hunt for young children to do as we were guided through the house. It's very well done and an important place to visit.
Lovely piece of history. Staff are upbeat, polite and knowledgeable. Not accessible to get upstairs if you are in a wheelchair though.
Excellent learning facility for those who suffer diabetes or for those who have loved ones suffering from it. It is a walk through museum with a guide if need be.
I went with my wife, who is a historian. It could have been boring, but the guide (Sam) was so knowledgable and really did bring the legacy of Dr Banting to life. He also have us some great insight to his life, which was unexpected but appreciated. Ecen the Queen mum has visited Banting House, so why havent you?
Nice small historical centre just off all the busy streets of downtown London. I never knew of its existence and sort if came across it by accident.
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