Banting House NHSC

Final Week at Banting House

Las week was my final week as the graduate research assistant of Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, and I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown by. … Continue reading

14/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Banting and Best (and Macleod and Collip)

 After Frederick Banting came up with the idea for insulin, he moved back to Toronto to develop it, as the University of Western did not have the facilities at the … Continue reading

06/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Banting The Painter

One of the main things I didn’t know about Frederick Banting before coming here was that he was a painter, along with being a doctor and researcher.  Here at Banting … Continue reading

29/11/2015 · Leave a comment

Lady Banting

Frederick Banting had a number of women in his life, and was married twice, first to Marion Robertson and later to Henrietta Ball. Banting was also engaged to Edith Roach in … Continue reading

21/11/2015 · Leave a comment

World Diabetes Day

Today is World Diabetes Day, and also the birthday of Frederick Banting. World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on the 14th of November (chosen to honour the significance of Banting’s discovery),  and serves … Continue reading

14/11/2015 · Leave a comment

Banting In The Military

Frederick Banting’s scientific discovery and research are widely known and celebrated, but other aspects of his life remain less known.  One part of his life that is often overlooked is his … Continue reading

08/11/2015 · Leave a comment

“Dear Dr. Banting”: Where It All Began

This Saturday marks what is sure to be a fun Halloween, but it also heralds the 95th anniversary of Frederick Banting’s idea which led to the discovery of insulin.  Early in the … Continue reading

29/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Medical Gallery

The development of insulin has had a huge impact worldwide, and this can be clearly seen in the Novo Nordisk Canada Gallery at Banting House NHSC.  This room showcases the development … Continue reading

25/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Banting’s Doctor’s Office

Through my work at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, I’ve been able to do a bit of everything to keep the museum running, and that includes giving tours.  Showing visitors … Continue reading

17/10/2015 · Leave a comment

“Three Stories. One Life.”

Here at Banting House, we have rotating displays in the Frances Ruth Lawson Gallery to showcase different aspects of the history of Frederick Banting and diabetes.  This moving gallery is a chance to … Continue reading

08/10/2015 · Leave a comment

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Contact Information and Hours

Banting House is located in London, Ontario at 442 Adelaide Street North. We are open to the public from 12:00pm to 4:00pm on Tuesday through Saturday. We offer some facility rental options.
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