Jodrell Bank

Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL

Tel: 01477 571766

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Jodrell Bank is an amazing, unique, and awe-inspiring place. A world-leading deep-space radio observatory, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an award-winning national visitor attraction.

Uncover the inspirational heritage of Jodrell Bank in the new First Light Pavilion. Inside this architecturally stunning building, you’ll find a bold new exhibition telling the pioneering stories of the scientists and engineers that made history. Explore interactive displays, projections and artefacts as you journey from the early post-war days of Jodrell Bank, through the heights of the Space Race and the depths of the Cold War, to today’s world-leading discoveries.

Want to know more about the mind-blowing science? Discover more about this incredible place and learn all about radio astronomy. Listen to the sounds of a black hole, see live signals received by the mighty Lovell Telescope, play with the ever-popular whispering dishes, and journey round the night sky in a traditional planetarium show.

Don’t forget to take time to explore cafes, picnic areas, a playground, arboretum, and gift shop on the extensive, and fully accessible Jodrell Bank site.

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Guide Prices

Adult £12.00
Concession (Over 65 and NUS) £10.00
Child (4-18) £8.00
Under 4 FREE
Family of 3 £28.00
Family of 4 £36.00
Family of 5 £44.00
Carers/Personal Assistants FREE

Opening Times

Spring (4 June 2023 - 26 July 2023)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Summer (27 July 2023 - 31 Oct 2023)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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

Special Offers

  • ANNUAL TICKETS

    All tickets purchased online are now Annual Tickets.

    This enables you to return to Jodrell Bank within 12 months.

    It also enables us to treat your ticket as a donation, meaning that if you’re a UK taxpayer, we can claim 25p for every £1 at no extra cost to you.

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    Plan your mission…

    A new moment of transformation.
    After years of planning, our First Light Pavilion will launch on 4th June 2022, transforming the visitor experience.

    ANNUAL TICKETS

    All tickets purchased online are now Annual Tickets.

    This enables you to return to Jodrell Bank within 12 months.

    It also enables us to treat your ticket as a donation, meaning that if you’re a UK taxpayer, we can claim 25p for every £1 at no extra cost to you.

    Win, win!

    ANNUAL TICKET PRICES

    Adult - £12.00
    Concession - £10.00
    Child -  £8.00
    Under 4 - FREE
    Family of 3 - £28.00
    Family of 4 - £36.00
    Family of 5 - £44.00
    Carer/Personal Assistant FREE

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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

Cycling- part of the National Cycling Network 

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      505
    • Very Good
      469
    • Average
      232
    • Poor
      125
    • Terrible
      98

    Recent Reviews:

    • beverleyc817
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Jodrell bank
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 29th September 2022
      The scientific exhibits are wonderful. A mistake to visit for the gardens which do not meet the same standards. We visited on a Tuesday and were treated to grass cutting machinery all day. Read full review
    • McrTrips
      Trip Type:
      Family
      One of our favourite places to visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 26th October 2022
      Such a great place to visit.In my opinion it’s got everything the staff are always so friendly from the admin to the cafe to the shop staff. The scientists that work at the venue are so good at... Read full review
    • David M
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Jodrell Bank - the bank with 100% interest
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 26th October 2022
      Very interesting history and talk from an expert into her research into dark matter and dark energy. The telescope dome is great to photograph. Together with Bletchley Park, Jodrell Bank is my... 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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