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Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Type:Heritage / Visitor Centre

SK11 9DL

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1072 reviews1072 reviews
xxx miles to Manchester Airport
xxx miles from Manchester City Centre
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Recent Reviews:

  • Mike F
    Stockport, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    The groundbreaking work done here..
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 21st April 2018
    ... is very well explained with plenty of interactive exhibits. The staff are very helpful and you will know more about space and pulsars than you did before! The gardens are well kept and worth a... Read full review
  • K S
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    2 of 5 stars
    Monday, 16th April 2018
    I took my grandmother and 2 children to Jodrell Bank and we were all so excited to see the planetarium, only to be told on site that is was no longer there! Why Not??? That was the best thing about... Read full review
  • Emily H
    Trip Type:
    Epic day out with my boys
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 14th April 2018
    We booked online and had to reserve a parking space due to working being undertaken in the car park. We were the first to arrive and were greeted by very friendly and helpful staff. We listened to... 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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