Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL

Tel: 01477 571766

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About Us

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. Enjoy a range of fun-filled activities for all of the family, discover more about Jodrell Bank’s fascinating history in a telescope talk, dive into the solar system and learn all about space in an Orrery demonstration, explore the Jodrell Bank Arboretum and go on an adventure to the children’s playground discovering a range of outdoor exhibits along the way. No visit is complete without a trip to the Jodrell Bank gift shop and The Planet Cafe. There’s plenty here to entertain budding astronauts, large and small!

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Guide Prices

Adults £8.50
Concessions £7.50
Children (Aged 4 to 18) £6.50
Under 4s FREE
Family of 3 £22.00
Family of 4 £27.00
Family of 5 £33.00
Carers FREE

Opening Times

2021 (14 Jan 2021 - 15 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Will be closed on the following dates:
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

Cycling- part of the National Cycling Network 

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
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      481
    • Very Good
      456
    • Average
      226
    • Poor
      122
    • Terrible
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Getaway09374094722
      Telford, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Lexi is a star!
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 17th July 2021
      Spent an afternoon here as we had stayed locally on o trip. We were aware that some areas were under construction and think that once opened this would worth the entrance fee. The photography... Read full review
    • Paulbd47
      Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      A great visit with friends
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 24th July 2021
      A very intetesting morning with lots to see and a really great explanation about what goes on and how it got there. A really worthwhile visit Read full review
    • Y5095JNsarahm
      Waltham Cross, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Never to old to learn something new
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 25th July 2021
      Found Jodrell Bank by accident as staying just down the road. Learnt lots of new amazing things about space and the galaxies. Very informative talk given with humour and experiments to delight both... Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

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

    Catering

    • Picnic Site - The Planet Cafe

    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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