Jodrell Bank

Type:Observatory / Planetarium

Jodrell Bank
Lower Withington
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK11 9DL

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    Recent Reviews:

    • RatmanTravels
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Big radio telescope
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 13th July 2019
      Plopped over on our way back from holiday as it was en route. We only spent an hour here so cannot give a detailed review but all you need to know is you're promised to see a big telescope and you... Read full review
    • davedrummer
      Nottingham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Very interesting but avoid the cafe
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 13th July 2019
      This is a very interesting place to visit. The young lad who gave the tour knew his stuff and was very funny. The displays are ok but don’t really take too much time. However, the cafe is terrible... Read full review
    • Rossergruffydd
      Glasgow, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Outstanding Engineering and Scientific Achievements - Shame about the Gardens!
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 16th July 2019
      Small shop, a good cafe and we enjoyed the walk to the main telescope dish with the 'Whispering' dishes, etc en route. The various exhibitions were excellent and most of the interactive exhibits were... 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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