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...  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 »
  • 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.
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