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Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

| The University of Manchester, Macclesfield SK11 9DL, England
+44 1477 571766
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Best meeting place yet

Had a meeting with lunch, was a beautiful day and ended the meeting with a walk around the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MurphyMoore
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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An interesting afternoon

It’s a very good place to learn about our solar system, it’s an amazing place,the grounds are quite... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
829audreyt
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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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 exhilarating sight and the Centre's interactive displays and exhibits help explain what the telescope does and how it works. The Discovery Centre also includes a cafe and gift shop, along with 35 acres of gardens and arboretum, complete with picnic areas and playground, perfect for a family day out. You'll also find a year-round events programme including live science shows taking place during school holidays, a popular evening lecture series, and the award-winning annual festival of discovery, Bluedot.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| The University of Manchester, Macclesfield SK11 9DL, England
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+44 1477 571766
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a meeting with lunch, was a beautiful day and ended the meeting with a walk around the arboretum - so much to see and very peaceful. The trees are fabulous - incredible sights with the telescope in the background and so much to learn....More

Thank MurphyMoore
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It’s a very good place to learn about our solar system, it’s an amazing place,the grounds are quite large with lovely shrubs.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even after the enthralling displays of the wonders of space there was a most charming little garden to relax the mind!!

Thank Eliot G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good place to visit for all ages, there is plenty of things to do for all ages from 5 to 95 inside and outside. The Space Pavillion is particulally interesting with plenty of buttons to press for younger people and lots of learning for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The radio telecope is fasinating and is one of a kind. Such an amazing site to see on the horizon. The site has parking but a warning for those who can't be without their phones for any period of time, there is a no phone...More

Thank Cara T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just called in the cafe after visiting the centre. Ordered two coffees and waited nearly 15 minutes to be told they had forgot. The cafe wasn't even busy either. Two of the staff were sat at different tables talking to the friends which doesn't look...More

1  Thank manccastle
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a great place to visit. I have a 9 year old and a 6 year old and they really enjoyed the discovery center. Lots of hands on activities for children to understand how telescopes Work. You can get really close to the...More

Thank Annan617
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very informative and enjoyable day out, spent walking around the grounds of the Discovery Centre and the gardens, which were a very pleasant surprise addition to the day. Great value and I feel richer for the experience. If you visit with kids there are...More

Thank Andy B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as a young family, so this review is very much written from this perspective. Children ages 8 & 7. Hadn’t been here in about 15 years but remembered it as being a good day out last time. We arrived late in the afternoon...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

... is very well explained with plenty of interactive exhibits. The staff are very helpful and you will know more about space and pulsars than you did before! The gardens are well kept and worth a stroll round especially in the late Spring. The magnitude...More

1  Thank Mike F
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T2129WWdavid
9 May 2018|
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Response from Tom C | Reviewed this property |
Sir Bernard Lovell for sure
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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.
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Martin M
5 November 2017|
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Response from SiLyn | Reviewed this property |
Yes but not many and not very good
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