Jodrell Bank

Type:Observatory / Planetarium

Jodrell Bank Centre for Engagement
Bomish Lane
Lower Withington
SK11 9DL

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Child (Aged 4-18)£8.00
Child under 4Free
Concession (Over 65s and students)£10.00
Family of 3£28.00
Family of 4£36.00
Family of 5£44.00

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Tiny S
      Just amazing.
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 12th November 2023
      Jodrell Bank Observatory is by far the best place I've been visiting in the UK. Perhaps because I'm an astronomy buff, but even so, there's just so much to do and so much peace and quiet about this... Read full review
    • Neesie50
      Oxford, United Kingdom
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      Amazing experience, perfect day out, felt it was suitable for everyone, fantastic value, worth ever penny.
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 26th November 2023
      Visited with son & daughter in law. Not sure what to expect, but it was one of the best days out we’ve had. Feel it’s suitable for everyone, even if you’re not particularly interested in science... Read full review
    • Matty S
      New York City, New York
      Pink floyd
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 4th December 2023
      Pink floyd 50th Anniversary dark side of the moon, one of the best things I've ever seen. Absolutely amazing. Loved it. If you're thinking of going you won't be disappointed. Read full review



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


    • 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

    Payment Methods

    • Booking essential

    Provider Facilities

    • Accept coach parties
    • Toilets

    Dates and Opening Times

    Jodrell Bank opening times (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
    Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

    * Last admission 3.30pm

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    Tuesday, 12th September 2023 - Wednesday, 13th December 2023

    Poster: The Apollo StoryDome Show: CAP COM GO!On July 16th 1969, three Astronauts blasted off to space to make the first ever attempt to land humans on the Moon. This short film allows you to relive the epic NASA Apollo 11 mission like never before.
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    Tuesday, 12th September 2023 - Wednesday, 13th December 2023

    starsDome Show: We Are StarsThis immersive show takes you on an exciting journey to discover our cosmic origins through use of amazing animation. Find the answers to some of the biggest questions of all time such as ‘How did the Universe begin?’ and ‘What are we made of?’  
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    Saturday, 13th January 2024 - Saturday, 13th January 2024

    Saturday, 2nd March 2024 - Saturday, 2nd March 2024

    Child in an astronauts costumeAstro Night - Kids!Calling all budding young astronomers! You are invited to join in for an unmissable opportunity to get started in astronomy and what better place to do it than at Jodrell Bank home of the famous Lovell Telescope.
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    Friday, 2nd February 2024 - Friday, 2nd February 2024

    Night time event at Jodrell BankAstro NightJoin in for a magical evening of dark sky observing here at Jodrell Bank.
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    Wednesday, 20th March 2024 - Wednesday, 20th March 2024

    AstrophotographyAdvanced AstrophotographyDo you already have some experience in photography and are looking to get some extra tips and tricks from an expert? This advanced course offers Astrophotographers the chance to extend their knowledge and help them achieve breath-taking night sky photography.
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    Wednesday, 17th January 2024 - Wednesday, 17th January 2024

    Wednesday, 28th February 2024 - Wednesday, 28th February 2024

    Telescope at nightIntroduction to AstrophotographyJoin in for an informal and fun session that includes an introductory workshop co-presented by Jodrell Bank Observatory’s Dr. Anthony Holloway, along with a chance for you to try out your equipment on site at Jodrell Bank with expert guidance.
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    Friday, 15th December 2023 - Friday, 22nd December 2023

    Snowy day at Jodrell BankWinter Solstice Season at Jodrell BankJoin in to celebrate Winter Solstice at Jodrell Bank. Over 8 nights this December, you will experience exhibitions, dome shows, crafts and incredible projections illuminating the front of the First Light Pavilion; this is Jodrell Bank as you’ve never seen it before. Enjoy hot chocolate, mulled…
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    Saturday, 16th December 2023 - Saturday, 16th December 2023

    Mike Wooldridge  next to a microphoneSolstice Season: Royal Institute Christmas Lecture LIVE!In the 2023 Christmas Lectures, Mike Wooldridge will tackle the most important and rapidly evolving field of science today – Artificial Intelligence (AI).
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    Sunday, 17th December 2023 - Sunday, 17th December 2023

    Alice OswaldSolstice Season: Poetry Reading with Alice OswaldAlice Oswald will be presenting a reading as part of the Winter Solstice Season as Jodrell Bank. This event is being produced in partnership with Creative Manchester.
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    Monday, 18th December 2023 - Monday, 18th December 2023

    Thursday, 21st December 2023 - Thursday, 21st December 2023

    Friday, 22nd December 2023 - Friday, 22nd December 2023

    Pink Floyd's 50th Anniversary of "The Dark Side of the Moon PosterSolstice Season: Pink Floyd's 50th Anniversary of "The Dark Side of the Moon"As part of the Solstice Season, join in celebrating Pink Floyd's 50th anniversary of 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' with an unforgettable experience at Jodrell Bank!
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    Tuesday, 19th December 2023 - Tuesday, 19th December 2023

    Heatmap photoSolstice Season: "The Art of Science" with Prof. Tim O'BrienEvery now and again, a previously unknown star becomes visible in the night sky. These events do not mark the birth of new stars but are often explosions of dying stars.
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    Wednesday, 20th December 2023 - Wednesday, 20th December 2023

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