Jodrell Bank for Groups

Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL

Tel: 01477 571766

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Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, the perfect place for a group visit.
  • Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, the perfect place for a group visit.
  • Your group can enjoy a tour of the extensive gardens and arboretum at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
  • Jodrell Bank Disovery Centre offers a great afternoon out for groups.
  • Bluedot Festival takes place annually at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

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In recognition of its internationally significant heritage, science and cultural impact, Jodrell Bank Observatory has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status. 

Whether you want to discover more about the impressive Lovell Telescope, find out about the mind-blowing scientific research that takes place here, or enjoy a tour of the extensive gardens and arboretum, Jodrell Bank offers a great afternoon out for groups.

Throughout the year, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre welcomes groups (between 15-50 people) for visits on weekday afternoons or weekend mornings. Groups can access discounted admission prices and there are a variety of great packages available which all include admission, a complimentary Jodrell Bank booklet and either lunch or afternoon tea.

Groups can also take advantage of Jodrell Bank’s fantastic Talks and Garden Tour options, where one of the Discovery Centre’s expert explainers can talk to you about Jodrell Bank, or their knowledgeable gardens staff can guide you around the site.

 

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Guide Prices

Groups of 15 or more people can save up to 15% on admission tickets, including on concession rates.

Adult £8.00 Admission £7.00 Group Admission
Concessions (60+ and NUS) £7.50 Admission £5.00 Group Admission

Opening Times

2022 (14 Jan 2022 - 15 Dec 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* Closed: 16th - 31st December 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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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Recent Reviews:

  • 27091968
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great Family Day Out
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 27th March 2022
    Great exhibitions geared at explaining difficult concepts simply to children (and adults!). The Lovell Telescope is an impressive a sight. Some of the area is closed off until June 2022 for... Read full review
  • 923Dan
    Swindon, United Kingdom
    Flying visit to admire the giant telescope
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 30th March 2022
    Driving up to Manchester Airport, paid a flying visit to Jodrell Bank, to admire the giant telescope, which towers over the local farm houses. Impressive given that its now 70 years old and still... Read full review
  • Dream41621286542
    Market Deeping, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Business
    Hightlight of the week
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 21st April 2022
    Thank you so much for opening for our group visit yesterday, it was the highlight of the week for all of us. The astronomers photo competition exhibit is very good, and the new planetarium is... Read full review

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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