Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

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Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL

Tel: 01477 571766

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  • Varied programme of events held at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre throughout the year

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About Us

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

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.

Guide Prices

Adult - £8.00
Child (4-18) - £5.95
Under 4 - FREE
Concessions (60+ and NUS) £5.95
Family (2+2) - £26.50
Family (2+3) - £31.00
Carers - FREE
*Prices include Gift Aid

Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* Closed Monday 17th – Wednesday 26th December & Tuesday 31st December – Wednesday 1st January

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
  • Regional and MiscellaneousHighly Commended - Marketing Cheshire Awards Highly Commended - Marketing Cheshire Awards 2018

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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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    Recent Reviews:

    • Malcolm B
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      A must see. Well laid out a informative. This is how it should be done
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 9th December 2018
      Went with a group of friends on the off chance. We were simply blown away. What had started as one mans dream is now a world leader and getting better ever day. The exhibits are both well laid out... Read full review
    • Fiona H
      Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Brilliant for all ages.
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 9th December 2018
      Lots of parking. Fee applicable. Small gift shop - I bought space food like the astronauts take with them on missions. Restaurant with some good food choices. Very clean and carries on the space... Read full review
    • Georgina70
      Workington, Cumbria
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Plenty of interactive displays for the kids
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 9th December 2018
      Fantastic day out would recommend for all ages. Many interactive displays and information, talk on the telescope was informative. Great place to walk around the woods, displays and shop. Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors

    Attraction Facilities

    • All Weather Attraction

    Catering

    • On-Site café/restaurant
    • Picnic Site

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
    • Parking (free)

    Payment Methods

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

    Provider Facilities

    • Toilets

    Provider Features

    • In countryside
    • Marketing Cheshire Member

    Travel & Trade

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

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01477 571766

    Tel: 01477 571766

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