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Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Day out with Science

Great place to visit with either small children or teenagers. Observatory is a seperate admission... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maria W
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Informative & Impressive Place

Always wanted to visit here, so decided to come along with friends & young daughter, who is 13. A... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Redditch, United Kingdom
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“solar system”(47 reviews)
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is best-known as the home of the world-famous Lovell Telescope -A near 90m high radio telescope that has become an iconic landmark on the Cheshire landscape. Seeing the telescope up close and in action is an...more
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| The University of Manchester, Macclesfield SK11 9DL, England
+44 1477 571766
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fascinating day out. Not just the exhibitions which, whilst very interesting, were quite limited. The outside facts and history were a real bonus as were the practical demonstrations. Exhibition had facts for many levels further enhanced by discussing with the highly knowledgeable staff who could...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit with either small children or teenagers. Observatory is a seperate admission, so either buy the whole ticket or pay as you go. Plenty to keep your little/or big scientists happy without even realising they're learning! Lovely gardens to wander round and...More

Thank Maria W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Generally You can get some information about universe and physics here, but nothing really special. Kids will be happy I'm guessing. They having beautiful garden on site, really worth to take a walk.

Thank Elvirka_Gandzia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well laid out site, well sign posted with great displays and hands on exhibits. Interesting for all ages. It was a rainy day but a walk round the arboretum looking for the rest of the solar system after an excellent lunch was very enjoyable.

Thank tillyjo2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always wanted to visit here, so decided to come along with friends & young daughter, who is 13. A dejected look when we arrived by daughter...but once we had explained what all this metalwork & dishes were about, she did come round to the 'science...More

Thank nigd872
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent visit to Jodrell. Much better than expected. Really informative and has lots of things for young children to explore with the hands on displays. The free walking guide was really well presented. Jenny was very clear in her presentation and kept my four year...More

Thank Elliedill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really like coming here with my family. Its not far from where we life. But sorry to say its too expensive too get in. For a family off five, it was £30. And we where only there for two half hours. Don't get me...More

Thank SarahBednall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely morning here with a 7 year old. Lots of hands on things to do and there was also a children’s show which all the kids ( and adults) enjoyed. The only criticism I have is the cafe was so disorganised and it took ages...More

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting place, but the displays are not very informative and certainly not child friendly. Cafe is good value.

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with two young children (aged 1 and 5) amd one grandparent. Telescope is amazing and its great you get to walk around it. The information displays are informative and plenty of them. My main criticism is that there could be so many more interactive...More

Thank ManchesterChuffer
Jodrell_Bank, Manager at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for your feedback, this is really helpful and constructive. We will indeed invest in some additional high chairs to accommodate the growing number of young families we welcome. Our summer science show has been developed as part of a national initiative in partnership...More

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9 May 2018|
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Response from Tom C | Reviewed this property |
Sir Bernard Lovell for sure
Claire O
27 December 2017|
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Response from lisagriffwood | Reviewed this property |
Not much but if you pick a day when the weather is good you can take a long walk around the grounds.
Martin M
5 November 2017|
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Response from SiLyn | Reviewed this property |
Yes but not many and not very good