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Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

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Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK11 9DL

Tel: 01477 571766

Lovell Telescope

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£8.00 adult
Child (Under 16s)£5.95 child
Concession (Over 60s & students)£5.95 concession
Family 2+2£26.50 family
Family 2+3£31.00 family

Under 4s enter FREE
*Prices include Gift Aid donation

About

Home to the world-famous Lovell Telescope, a visit to the iconic Jodrell Bank site makes for an exhilarating day out.

Seeing the near 90m high radio telescope up close and in action, is an incredible experience and the Discovery Centre’s exhibitions, interactive displays and galleries, will help you understand how it works and what it’s looking for.

Jodrell Bank also features find 35 acres of gardens and arboretum, complete with picnic areas, playground, galaxy garden, and the pop-up Potting Shed Café.

There’s an extensive gift shop too, packed full of science and space-inspired gifts, games, and books. And, don’t miss out on a visit to the Planet Pavilion Café, complete with a stunning terrace overlooking the telescope, were you’ll find delicious breakfasts, salads, stews, sandwiches, and home-made cakes.

There’s plenty of extra activity throughout the year too, including our ever-popular family science shows throughout the school holidays, an evening lecture series, and of course, the annual science and music festival Bluedot.

The Centre is open daily from 10am to 5pm.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    334
  • Very Good
    342
  • Average
    143
  • Poor
    81
  • Terrible
    59

Recent Reviews:

  • GHBoxer
    United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Interesting and Informative
    4 of 5 stars
    26/06/2017
    A great place to learn about our solar system and the universe. Lots of displays demonstrating scientific principles in a simple way. Having said that, the science is still complicated. There were... Read full review
  • juliant919
    Crawley, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Thermal imaging seemed a useful addition
    4 of 5 stars
    20/06/2017
    Visiting for the third time, we noticed more effort had been put into the presentation. It's not just about asking the management to manoeuvre the radio-telescope into a configuration you think... Read full review
  • Jim N
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    an excellent day out
    5 of 5 stars
    16/06/2017
    I want to offset some of the negative reviews about this attraction. I went on Sunday 11/6 as a party of 3 adults arriving at noon. Expectations were not high due to the trip advisor reviews I had... Read full review

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Facilities

Attraction Facilities

  • All Weather Attraction

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Marketing Cheshire Member

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - minimum of 10

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Visiting by car: Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre can be found just off the A535 between Holmes Chapel and Alderley Edge, clearly signposted along the nearby roads with brown signs. We are approximately 6 miles from Junction 18 of the M6. Sat Nav users SK11 9DW

Public Transport Directions

By rail: From Goostrey. Turn right down Station Road to the church in Goostrey village. Turn right at church and follow country roads, do not turn off this road, even though you appear to be heading away from the telescope. The road goes over the railway bridge and the entrance is on the right hand side.Visiting by taxi.: Alderley Edge, Macclesfield, Knutsford and Holmes Chapel are all within a 25 minute taxi ride

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Opening Times

Discovery Centre (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* Please note the Discovery Centre will be closed from 6th - 11th July for Bluedot Festival

Related Events

07/07/2017 - 09/07/2017

Bluedot Festival
more info