Jodrell Bank

Type:Observatory / Planetarium

Jodrell Bank
Lower Withington
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK11 9DL

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Wuwuwuwuwu
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Very disappointing not worth the money
      1 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 14th March 2019
      I never write reviews but this trip was shocking. There is literally nothing there. More picnin areas than actuall exibits! Cost £36 for 2 people with parking and i feel like ive been ripped off... Read full review
    • Smjdunn
      Marple, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      So not worth the money
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 17th March 2019
      Having had to pay £4 to park the car (what a joke) we then paid £18.15 for a family of 3, we decided not to gift aid having just being conned out of the parking fee- there is no choice of anywhere... Read full review
    • Melanitsa7328
      Fife, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Made a 6 year old very happy
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 18th March 2019
      Our space mad son had wanted to visit this place since seeing it on the telly and we happened to be visiting family closeby (we travelled from Scotland) at half term so we booked in for the... Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
    • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

    Catering

    • Cater for vegetarians
    • On-Site café/restaurant

    Children & Infants

    • Facilities for children

    Imported Facilities

    • Disabled Access - BASIC (*)
    • Open All Year

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking

    Provider Facilities

    • Accept coach parties
    • Toilets

    Dates and Opening Times

    open (1 Jan 2018 - 1 Jan 2020)

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    Wednesday, 9th January 2019 - Thursday, 9th January 2020

    Telescope Walking ToursJodrell Bank will now be hosting their popular Telescope Walking Tours daily for 2019 where you can join one of their friendly Explainers as they take you for a stroll around the base of the impressive Lovell Telescope.
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