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

Summer (27 July 2022 - 31 Oct 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Spring (4 June 2023 - 26 July 2023)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - 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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2022
  • Excellent
    497
  • Very Good
    462
  • Average
    229
  • Poor
    125
  • Terrible
    96

Recent Reviews:

  • mslancashire503927
    Burnley, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Really enjoyed visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th July 2022
    Visited on our way back home from a couple of nights away in the area. The Dome First Light Pavillion Exhibition was excellent with piped music, dimmed lights to enhance experience. Unfortunately we... Read full review
  • John S
    Swadlincote, United Kingdom
    Stand up if you like Bluedot
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 25th July 2022
    Ok, so this is for the Bluedot Festival 2022. (Sunday day only) I'll go with the negatives first. Parking up - some staff were trying to enforce a one way system for traffic, which simply did not... Read full review
  • BENCTRIP2017
    Rugby, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Oh it’s bad.
    1 of 5 stars
    Monday, 25th July 2022
    Is Blue dot festival the worst festival ever? Actually yes. I’ve been to many festivals from Glastonbury to 2000 trees to Arctangent to Slam Dunk and I would never EVER go back again. Believe me I’m... 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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