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Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

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Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL

Tel: 01477 571766

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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

*Prices include Gift Aid

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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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      386
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      376
    • Average
      160
    • Poor
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    • Terrible
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    Recent Reviews:

    • 264smythy58
      Leigh, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Disappointed
      3 of 5 stars
      Friday, 22nd June 2018
      Visited here with my wife on Sunday. Wasn't sure what to expect. Not a place you'd visit time and again. Parts of gardens suppose good for kids to run around Sadly not for us so we won't be... Read full review
    • sifarrar1
      Ossett, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Abismal
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 17th June 2018
      First came to Jodrell Bank as a young teenager in the early 90’s and had one of the best days out I remember. As such I wanted to give my son what I thought would be the same experience. OMG, I am... Read full review
    • lumutqueen
      York, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Not a lot there at the minute...
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 17th June 2018
      I booked this as a fathers day treat as my dad has always wanted to visit here! We booked online which does advertise it takes AMEX however the payment never went through, I mentioned this on arrival... Read full review

    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

    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

    Opening Times

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

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