Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

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Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL

Tel: 01477 571766

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  • The Planet Pavilion Cafe, which enjoys a unique setting at Jodrell Bank, overlooking the iconic Lovell Telescope.
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About Us

**Special Contribution to Tourism Award Winner 2019** 

A key player in the space race, the observatory has played a unique role, including capturing the moment when the Eagle lander, carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, touched down on the surface of the Moon in 1969. Dip into the packed programme of special events at the family-friendly Discovery Centre, including the thrilling opportunity to get your hands on pieces of the Moon brought back to Earth by the Apollo astronauts (Moon Rock and Meteorites, 19 July-30 August). From walking tours beneath the Lovell Telescope to live science shows and hands-on exploration of our Solar System, there’s plenty here to entertain budding astronauts, large and small.

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
  • RegionalMarketing Cheshire Award Winner 2019 Marketing Cheshire Award Winner 2019 2019

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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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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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