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Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Heritage / Visitor Centre

SK11 9DL

Tel: 01477 571 766

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**Winner of the Tourism Event of the Year Award 2013 for Live at Jodrell Bank**

The Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is great family-friendly space. Visitors can learn more about the Big Bang and explore the invisible Universe using a range of hands on activities in the exhibition room or take some time to learn more about the world-famous giant Lovell Telescope.

The 35 acres of gardens allow families to blow off steam and enjoy spectaculars views of the giant Lovell Telescope. Our fully accessible pathway connects the Galaxy Gardens, Space Playground and areas of the arboretum (tree collection).

The Galaxy Gardens are a beautiful new addition planted to the design of TV gardener Chris Beardshaw, who worked in collaboration with Jodrell Bank astronomer Dr Tim O'Brien.

We also hold two national collections here – Sorbus (Rowan and Whitebeam) and Malus (Ornamental Crab Apple), which have stunning displays of blossom in the spring, followed by a diverse range of berries, fruits and vivid colour in the autumn.
Whether you prefer a leisurely walk, a picnic or an adventure off the beaten track, we have something for everyone.

Our award-winning cafe offers a full menu which is centred round the British seasons using quality, local ingredients. Open 10am - 4.30pm and welcomes non ticket paying guests

We are open daily 10am to 5pm and there is free parking. Sat Nav users SK11 9DW
For peak/offpeak prices and more information please visit


  • Regional and MiscellaneousAnnual Award Winner 2013 Annual Award Winner 2013 2013

Opening Times

Open All Year
Easter Opening (07/04/2014 - 27/04/2014)
Bank Holiday10:0017:00
10am to 5pm every day (03/05/2014 - 02/11/2014)
Off Peak Season (03/11/2014 - 01/05/2015)


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£7.00 adult
Child£5.00 child
Concession£5.00 senior citizen
Family 2+2£22.00 family
Family 2+3£26.50 family

These admission prices are for the peak season, please see for off-peak admission prices. Discounted rates available for group and school visits.

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