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Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Type:Heritage / Visitor Centre

SK11 9DL

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1029 reviews1029 reviews
xxx miles to Manchester Airport
xxx miles from Manchester City Centre
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Recent Reviews:

  • Devrim A
    Trip Type:
    An inspirational place
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 26th October 2017
    This is a great experience for aspiring scientists and children should be encouraged to experience these places. The exhibits are very hands-on and allow for a deeper understanding of the universe. A... Read full review
  • happytravellady
    Macclesfield, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    A great day
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 25th October 2017
    loads to see here and fantastic additional events with a science talk, meet the expert and tour round the base of the telescope. All free after the initial entrance fee. Science talk was good but... Read full review
  • Roger P
    Trip Type:
    Needs some Disney input?
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 23rd October 2017
    Visited on a Monday at half term with 10 and 14 yr old grandchildren. As previous reviews state, there are plenty of things for kids to interact with and learn about space exploration. What strikes... Read full review


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


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

Opening Times

Discovery Centre (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Please note the Discovery Centre will be closed from 6th - 11th July for Bluedot Festival

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Provider Features

  • In countryside


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)


  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - minimum of 10

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