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
  • Travelers Choice 2021
  • Excellent
    484
  • Very Good
    458
  • Average
    228
  • Poor
    123
  • Terrible
    95

Recent Reviews:

  • DeePoochie
    England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Inspiring
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 1st September 2021
    Great experience for kids who are space obsessed and also we enjoyed it too! Great to see the impressive Lovell dish. Did not see it move on this occasion but still great to see. I found the... Read full review
  • dannybuck
    Stafford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Day out
    3 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 25th September 2021
    We as a family had not been here before but I had been many years ago so we decided to pop along. We booked the tickets on line as they are only open certain times of the week. Very easy to find we... Read full review
  • ilikefoodandhonesty
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Disabled friendly. Great place
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 2nd October 2021
    Excellent place. Disabled friendly. VERY friendly and accommodating staff. Lexi was very good at the show teaching us about the telescopes and history. Clean. Today. Wheelchair accessible. Not great... 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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