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Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

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Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK11 9DL

Tel: 01477 571 766

Lovell lelescope

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (inc gift aid)£7.50 adult
Child (inc gift aid)£5.50 child
Concession (inc gift aid)£5.50 senior citizen
Family 2+2 (inc gift aid)£24.00 family
Family 2+3 (inc gift aid)£28.60 family

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

About

***WINNER TEAM OF THE YEAR Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards 2014***

The Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is great day out for all! Visitors can learn more about the Big Bang and explore the invisible Universe using a range of hands on activities in the exhibition room or take some time to learn more about the world-famous giant Lovell Telescope.

The 35 acres of gardens allow families to blow off steam and enjoy spectaculars views of the giant Lovell Telescope. Our fully accessible pathway connects the Galaxy Gardens, Space Playground and areas of the arboretum (tree collection).

The Galaxy Gardens are a beautiful new addition planted to the design of TV gardener Chris Beardshaw, who worked in collaboration with Jodrell Bank astronomer Dr Tim O'Brien.

We also hold two national collections here – Sorbus (Rowan and Whitebeam) and Malus (Ornamental Crab Apple), which have stunning displays of blossom in the spring, followed by a diverse range of berries, fruits and vivid colour in the autumn.
Whether you prefer a leisurely walk, a picnic or an adventure off the beaten track, we have something for everyone.

Our award-winning cafe offers a full menu which is centred round the British seasons using quality, local ingredients. Open 10am - 4.30pm and welcomes non ticket paying guests

We are open daily 10am to 5pm and there is free parking. Sat Nav users SK11 9DW
For peak/offpeak prices and more information please visit www.jodrellbank.net

TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

    • Excellent
      311
    • Very Good
      318
    • Average
      135
    • Poor
      77
    • Terrible
      52

    Recent Reviews:

    • bigdom76
      Gloucester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      A fascinating place to visit
      4 of 5 stars
      19/02/2017
      We were driving back from Manchester and thought it would be an interesting place to stop at having seen it on TV and also read about it. On arrival, you have to turn off your mobile (or put it on... Read full review
    • 191278Larry1945
      Macclesfield, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      great
      4 of 5 stars
      18/02/2017
      its a good day out for children of all ages both for inside the buildings and the walks outside plenty of free parking and a good restaurant Read full review
    • Batmadviv
      Birmingham, United Kingdom
      At last, a visit to Jodrell Bank!
      5 of 5 stars
      16/02/2017
      Having heard of Jodrell Bank since I was a child I thought it was about time I visited it. The web site was clear about opening and closing times and the cost to enter. We thought the entrance fee... 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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    Awards

    • Regional and MiscellaneousMC Team of the Year MC Team of the Year 2014

    Opening Times

    Off Peak Season - Except 16 - 20 Feb & 30 Mar - 10 Apr (3 Nov 2016 - 1 May 2017)
    DayTimes
    Easter Opening (30 Mar 2017 - 10 Apr 2017)
    DayTimes
    Monday10:0017:00*
    Tuesday10:0017:00*
    Wednesday10:0017:00*
    Thursday10:0017:00*
    Friday10:0017:00*
    Saturday10:0017:00*
    Sunday10:0017:00*
    Peak Season (1 May 2017 - 1 Nov 2017)
    DayTimes
    February Half Term (16 Feb 2018 - 20 Feb 2018)
    DayTimes
    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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