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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.

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

    • Excellent
      319
    • Very Good
      332
    • Average
      142
    • Poor
      79
    • Terrible
      53

    Recent Reviews:

    • lynjowton
      Leeds, United Kingdom
      Where to next
      3 of 5 stars
      17/04/2017
      I have wanted to visit Jodrell Bank for years so now I have my own 10 year old I thought now was a good as any .Bought the tickets and was looking forward to a fun filled educational day out.1 1/2... Read full review
    • Chris R
      Altrincham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Errrr WOW. Socks blown off
      5 of 5 stars
      17/04/2017
      This place is a must visit for me once a year and it never fails to spark and peak my interest in all things solar system and universe. Jump between the earth and the moon near the main telescope... Read full review
    • DirewolfJess
      Rochdale, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Trip down memory lane
      4 of 5 stars
      17/04/2017
      My boyfriend and I visited on Easter Saturday as he'd never been! I hadn't visited in some years either. It's different to what I remember but definitely still a lovely morning out. Lots of... 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