Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL

Tel: 01477 571766

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About Us

All tickets must be purchased online in advance for your visit. Tickets cannot be purchased on arrival. Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre will be open to visitors again from Saturday 22 August. Priority booking for Annual and Locals' Pass holders, along with current ticket and voucher holders will open on Tuesday 11 August, with public booking opening Friday 14 August. 

**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. 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!

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

2020 (14 Jan 2020 - 15 Dec 2020)
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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      477
    • Very Good
      454
    • Average
      226
    • Poor
      122
    • Terrible
      95

    Recent Reviews:

    • EmzyLouise789
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Worth the visit!
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 28th October 2020
      First time coming back as an adult and loved it, very covid safe and the staff were knowledgeable, helpful and friendly Luckily it was a sunny day which made it better to venture through the woods... Read full review
    • 935brens
      Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Half term treat
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 31st October 2020
      Grandpa’s treat disguised as Half Term visit for my four year old granddaughter. Although it rained we both enjoyed ourselves, the mini lecture had something for us both, the guides were friendly... Read full review
    • simsu66
      Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
      Still Amazing.....40 Years On
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 15th November 2020
      I first visited Jodrell Bank when I was at school...about 40 years ago! We recently had a weeks holiday in the Peak District and I was delighted to see that Jodrell Bank had just re-opened... 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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