Plan Your Visit

Uncover the legacy of Sir Frederick Banting and the discovery of insulin at Banting House Museum in London, Ontario – a must-visit destination for those seeking to delve into the inspiring world of medical history.


AdmissionAdult: $7.00
Seniors (age 65): $6.00
Student: $6.00
Child (age 5-12): $5.00
Family (up to 5 ppl): $20.00
Group (min 15 ppl): $75.00


Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Friday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm Last tour begins at 3:15pm
August 7 Civic Holiday
September 4 Labour Day
October 09 Thanksgiving Day
December 18-31 Holiday Break
January 1, 2024 New Year’s Day


Tours at Banting House NHS

Experience for yourself a great moment in history. Celebrate one of the most important medical achievements of the 20th century and the life of a remarkable man – scientist, war hero, artist, and patriot – a Canadian for all times.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Banting House referred to as the “birthplace of insulin”?

In 1923, Canadian and American newspapers referred to this house as the birthplace of insulin, suggesting it be purchased, converted into a museum, and given a national plaque.

Is there parking at Banting House?

We are surround by Municipal Lot #2 (enter off of Queens Avenue, Elizabeth or Adelaide Streets) where you may park for 2 hours for FREE! Enter the promo code ‘CORE‘ on the HONK mobile app or call City Parking Services at 519-661-4537, providing your licence plate number and the zone ID for the location.

There is a small free parking lot directly behind the museum, accessible off of Queens Avenue

Are guided tours available at Banting House Museum?

Yes, guided tours are available at Banting House Museum. Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a captivating journey, providing fascinating insights into Banting’s life, his groundbreaking discoveries, and the historical significance of insulin.

Are there bike racks?

Yes! We have two bike racks available in Banting Square.

What are my public transportation options?

The LTC buses do have routes that travel near Banting House. You can plan your route using the LTC trip planning app. LTC Routes 02, 16, and  20 stop near Banting House.

Is the museum accessible to wheelchairs and/or strollers?

Currently only the first floor of our museum is wheelchair accessible, but we are working towards the installation of an elevator. If you would like to support this effort, click here for more information.

Can I just turn up on the day?

Yes. Guided and self-guided tours available upon arrival. Last tour starts at 3:15pm

If you are planning to come with a large group (10+), please book in advance by sending an email to

How long should I plan for my visit to the museum?

Yes! We have two bike racks available in Banting Square.

May I take pictures in the museum?

Yes, you may! We just ask that you turn off the flash function on your smartphone or camera to protect the items we have on display. If you do take photos, share them on social media (@bantinghouse) and tag us! We would love to see!

Where does Banting House get its financial support?

The museum is owned and operated by Diabetes Canada. Our funding comes from a variety of sources including admissions, donations, Foundations, gift shop sales, government grants, and special events.

What is the money in the donation box for?

Donations generously provided when entering the Museum help offset costs associated with the operations of Banting House.

How can I make a donation of art, artifacts or money?

If you are interested in making a donation of art, artifacts or money, please contact Museum Curator Grant Maltman at 519-673-1752.

Donations may be eligible for an income tax receipt.

Can Banting House or Banting Square be rented for private parties?

Yes, Banting House rents out certain spaces for meetings and special events. For more information, please contact Museum Curator Grant Maltman at 519-673-1752.