Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

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Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL

Tel: 01477 571766

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  • Lovell Telescope Timelapse
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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 - £7.65
Child (4-18) - £5.85
Under 4 - FREE
Concessions (60+ and NUS) £6.75
Family of 3 - £18.15
Family of 4 - £24.55
Family of 5 - £30
Carers - FREE
*Prices include Gift Aid

Opening Times

2019 (14 Jan 2019 - 15 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* Closed 16th - 31st December 2019

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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    Recent Reviews:

    • MojoPo
      Farnborough, Hants
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Looked promising but we picked the wrong day
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 13th February 2019
      We should have gone at a weekend. What we could get to see was fascinating but it was loud and crowded with a school visit, so difficult to get access to everything and difficult to hear some of the... Read full review
    • faithsfantasia
      Crewe, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      A great day out.
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 17th February 2019
      Went with a friend just for the day. The infomation and education of planets, stars and so on is well presented. Interactive elements throughout the location. There is a large garden and woodland... Read full review
    • Susan D
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Overwhelmed.
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 18th February 2019
      Went here today on first day of the school holidays, it was packed with families with young children. Although I had booked on line we waited in a long queue for 30 minutes. The staff were totally... 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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