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Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

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Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK11 9DL

Tel: 01477 571766

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

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
    371
  • Very Good
    369
  • Average
    152
  • Poor
    91
  • Terrible
    68

Recent Reviews:

  • Mary S
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Discovery
    5 of 5 stars
    17/02/2018
    Came here with teenager and grandma, both were entertained. Fascinating place, easily explained and lots to see. Cafe was fab, well run with polite helpful staff. Recommend a visit. Read full review
  • LancashirePolly
    Lancashire
    Trip Type:
    Family
    No longer a magical place!
    2 of 5 stars
    15/02/2018
    It has been many years since we last visited with our children, visited today with Grandchildren and it has changed but not for the better. Most things were outside which is ok if the sun is shining... Read full review
  • LichTraveller
    Bristol
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A 'must visit' for all ages
    5 of 5 stars
    11/02/2018
    Our first visit - a very interesting Discovery Centre and cafe. And we were lucky that the telescope moved a long way while we were viewing. Read full review

Video

  • Lovell Telescope Timelapse

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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Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousMC Small Visitor Attraction of the Year MC Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2011
  • Regional and MiscellaneousMC Team of the Year MC Team of the Year 2014
  • Regional and MiscellaneousMC Visitor Attraction of the Year Award Winner MC Visitor Attraction of the Year Award Winner 2012
  • Regional and MiscellaneousMC Tourism Event of the Year Award Winner MC Tourism Event of the Year Award Winner 2013

Opening Times

Discovery Centre (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

Related Events

19/02/2018 - 23/02/2018

Half Term: Science Shows
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08/03/2018 - 08/03/2018

Girls Night Out
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20/07/2018 - 22/07/2018

Bluedot Festival
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