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Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

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SK11 9DL

Tel: 01477 571 766

Lovell lelescope


***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



Attraction Facilities

  • All Weather Attraction

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Marketing Cheshire Member


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)


  • 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

Peak Season (1 May 2015 - 1 Nov 2015)
Open All Year
February Half Term (16 Feb 2016 - 20 Feb 2016)
Easter Opening (30 Mar 2016 - 10 Apr 2016)
Off Peak Season - Except 16 - 20 Feb & 30 Mar - 10 Apr (3 Nov 2015 - 1 May 2016)


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.