Banting House National Historic Site of Canada
442 Adelaide Street North – > Google Maps Link
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Category: Returning Site Museums
This Queen Anne style home was purpose built for Dr. John A. Wright and his medical practice in 1900. Converted to a private residence and sold to noted local shoe merchant Roland Hill in 1913, it returned to its original function as a private home and medical office when it was purchased by Dr. Frederick Banting in 1920. Sold by Banting in 1923, the building remained a private residence with rooms for rent and a small business unti 1981 when it was purchased by the Canadian Diabetes Association 1981 for its offices. Public demands for a museum resulted in the construction of the addition in 1989 and the original building reconfigured to house a museum. On October 31, 2010, the 90th anniversary of Banting’s idea which led to the discovery of insulin, a stylized globe representing Canada’s gift of insulin to the world was unveiled in Sir Frederick G. Banting Square. This sculpture, coupled with the life-size statue of Banting and the Flame of Hope offers an expanded ceremonial space and a serene garden space where the public can relax and reflect The property was designated a national historic site of Canada in 1997.
DO London Experience
Banting House National Historic Site of Canada preserves and presents the messages of national historic significance of Banting House and Sir Frederick Banting, the co-discoverer of insulin. Recognized as the site of the defining moment in the discovery of insulin, Banting House commemorates the most important medical discovery of the 20th century. Through a self-guided tour, enhanced with commentary from experienced guides, visitors are introduced to one of our most celebrated international heroes and the man voted Canada’s fourth greatest Canadian. Come join us as we celebrate the 90th anniversary of the discovery of insulin and experience the life and career of the man you thought you knew, Major Sir Frederick Grant Banting – artist, international celebrity, Londoner, scientist, war hero.
Photography: Interior & Exterior – Photography Permitted without Flash; Tripod Not Permitted
- Partially Accessible
- French Services Available
- Self-Guided Tours Available