Jodrell Bank

Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL

Tel: 01477 571766

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**Team of the Year Award Winner at the Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards 2024**

** Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards 2022/23 - Highly Commended **

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.

Relaxed visits: early opening at 9am on the first Sunday of the month

Join us for a relaxed start to the day – sound in our exhibition spaces will be at a reduced level and there’ll be a relaxed early showing of our free film ‘The Story of Jodrell Bank’ at 10am.

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Guide Prices

Annual ticket adult £14.00
Annual ticket senior 65+ £12.00
Annual ticket student £12.00
Under 4 FREE
Annual ticket child (4 - 18) £10.00
Annual ticket Carers FREE

Parking is FREE

Opening Times

Autumn/Winter - Term Time (27 July 2024 - 22 Oct 2024)
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
October Half Term (23 Oct 2024 - 27 Oct 2024)


  • 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
  • Marketing Cheshire Annual AwardsMarketing Cheshire Awards 2024 Winner Marketing Cheshire Awards 2024 Winner 2024

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.

    Win, win!

    Annual Tickets

    Adult - £12

    Senior 65+ - £10

    Student - £10

    Child 4-18 - £8

    Under 4s free




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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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    Recent Reviews:

    • yasminaW7083YR
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Jodrell Bank – The world of space awaits you
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 16th May 2024
      What is Jodrell Bank? Jodrell Bank is an UNESCO World Heritage site that is located in the heart of Macclesfield, Greater Manchester. It is a great place for die hard space fans. This brilliant... Read full review
    • Christopher T
      North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
      Great day out for all the family
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 24th May 2024
      Excellent day out with plenty to see and do, including many interactive exhibits and experiences. If you have young children, as long as they get stuck in and are hands on with the exhibits, they... Read full review
    • Chris C
      Great Experience except for food and gifts
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 30th May 2024
      Excellent day out with my 5 year old granddaughters over two visits. Great half term extra show for kids but only 2 shows a day and only available on arrival on first come basis limited places - not... Read full review



    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
    • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
    • Guide Dogs Permitted


    • 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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