COVID-19 UPDATE: We’re Open!

Welcome Back – We’ve Missed You!

Our Hours of Operation are:


Tuesday – Friday: 12 PM – 4 PM

Saturday – Sunday: 11 AM – 4 PM

We are excited to announce that we will reopen to the public on February 1st. With capacity numbers still limited, please email banting@diabetes.ca to book your tour. We cannot guarantee admittance otherwise. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

While the Provincial proof of vaccination and masking mandates have been lifted, Banting House serves a population that is immunocompromised and as such, we are encouraging our visitors and volunteer guides to continue masking indoors.

Booked tours will commence on the hour. We will be screening all visitors and we will ask you to sign off on the form that will be completed at the time of your booking. You will have approximately 45 minutes to go through the museum with the assistance of our Volunteer Guides.

We also recommend using Health Canada’s COVID Alert app. Please feel free to phone us at 519-673-1752 x2226 or email banting@diabetes.ca with any questions or concerns or to reserve your spot.

Currently, you can receive two hours of free parking every day in Municipal Parking Lot #2 which surrounds Banting House. Use the code ‘DIGOEV’ on the HonkMobile app. https://www.honkmobile.com/download/


  • If you feel unwell, please stay home and contact a health care provider
  • Masking inside the museum is still recommended.
  • Keep two metres apart from others where possible.
  • Contactless payment is preferred, and donations can be made with a credit card in The Shop

Limitation of Liability

Any indoor public space where people come together, like Banting House National Historic Site, produces a risk of exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19). By being in a public space like the museum you voluntarily assume all the risks related to infection exposure.

During your visit to Banting House, please help to keep each other healthy by wearing a face mask, as well as maintaining social distancing of two meters/six feet in any direction and following health and safety guidelines.

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Discovery of Insulin Heritage Minute

About Banting House NHS

Under the stewardship of Diabetes Canada, 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.

The museum celebrates not only a great Canadian discovery, but the life and career of 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.

Plan Your Visit

Planning to visit us? Check out the Plan Your Visit page to learn more about Banting House NHS, our hours, admission fees and directions!

Have a question? Check our FAQ page to see if it has been answered!

Exhibits and Events

Throughout the year Banting House NHS hosts a variety of events including a World Diabetes Day celebration, Doors Open, and more!

We also have a variety of exhibits both in-person and online for visitors to explore.

Check out our Upcoming Events page to stay up to date on future exhibits and events.


Banting House NHS has a variety of programs available throughout the year. Check out our Programming page to learn more.

You can also visit our Games Room for fun and interactive games that showcase Banting House NHS and its collections!

Support Us

There are a variety of other ways to support Banting House NHS including Volunteering, purchasing from our Gift Shop and purchasing a brick through our Brick Campaign.

For more information on how you can help support Banting House NHS check out our Support Us page.

Gift Shop

Credit Banting House

Banting House NHS has a small gift shop selling a variety of items ranging from prints of Dr. Banting’s artwork to biographies on Dr. Banting and Banting House and Diabetes related novelty items! Check out all our items on our Gift Shop page.

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