Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

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Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL

Tel: 01477 571766

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About Us

**Special Contribution to Tourism Award Winner 2019** 

A key player in the space race, the observatory has made a unique contribution, including capturing the moment when the Eagle lander, carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, touched down on the surface of the Moon in 1969. Dip into the new packed programme of special events for 2020 at the family-friendly Discovery Centre. From walking tours beneath the Lovell Telescope to live science shows and hands-on exploration of our Solar System, there’s plenty here to entertain budding astronauts, large and small.

Guide Prices

Gift Aid Prices Excludes Gift Aid
Adults £8.50 £7.65
Concessions £7.50 £6.75
Children (Aged 4 to 18) £6.50 £5.85
Under 4s FREE FREE
Family of 3 £20.00 £18.15
Family of 4 £27.00 £24.55
Family of 5 £33.00 £30.00
Carers FREE FREE

Opening Times

2020 (14 Jan 2020 - 15 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* Will be closed on the following dates:
6th January – 10th January 2020
19th March 2020
22nd – 28th July 2020
24th – 26th December 2020
31st December – 1st January 2021

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
  • RegionalMarketing Cheshire Award Winner 2019 Marketing Cheshire Award Winner 2019 2019

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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    • Very Good
      447
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      226
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    • Terrible
      94

    Recent Reviews:

    • Anna M
      Macclesfield, United Kingdom
      Absolutely brilliant
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 9th March 2020
      I went to Jodrell Bank in half term with my 2 daughters, along with a few other Mums and their kids. They all loved it! It was fun, interesting and kept them all engaged. The staff were all great... Read full review
    • les2ny
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Amazing
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 16th March 2020
      Our 17 years old grandson visited ourselves(he lives in Cyprus) and we thought Jodrell Bank might be of interest-were we ever right! Whilst some of the interactive models were outwith our scope he... Read full review
    • Lee L
      Kawerau, New Zealand
      Ooooooooh NASA Tingles! haha
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 22nd March 2020
      I love space stuff, I love anything to do with the moon landing. I'd been to NASA Discovery in Houston a year prior to going here. I didn't know about it, my Chester travel friend told me about it... Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
    • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
    • Guide Dogs Permitted

    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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