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Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Very good with staff who are always willing to tell you about the telescope. Some very interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Middlewich, United Kingdom
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Visited the cafe for a quick break on our Sunday cycle ride. The car park has been resurfaced with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Darwen, 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...more
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| The University of Manchester, Macclesfield SK11 9DL, England
+44 1477 571766
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fantastic day out would recommend for all ages. Many interactive displays and information, talk on the telescope was informative. Great place to walk around the woods, displays and shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Georgina70
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots of parking. Fee applicable. Small gift shop - I bought space food like the astronauts take with them on missions. Restaurant with some good food choices. Very clean and carries on the space theme. Looks out at the Lovell telescope. The exhibition is fabulously...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fiona H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went with a group of friends on the off chance. We were simply blown away. What had started as one mans dream is now a world leader and getting better ever day. The exhibits are both well laid out and described.Also the talk received in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent displays and good hands on exhibits for all ages Interesting little gift shop and on site cafe Pay for parking

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kbjb20
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited just to use the cafe (a nice local place to drop in occasionally for coffee) and was surprised to find a flat rate parking charge of £4 was in force. Seems a bit steep and a turn-off for anyone just wanting to visit the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a good time at the Discovery Centre. There's plenty of cool interactive displays to play with, the Whispering Dishes were fab and of course the mighty Lovell Telescope was wonderful to behold. I want to add a special commendation for the staff,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good with staff who are always willing to tell you about the telescope. Some very interesting displays.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rfl101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous day out with the family. I remember going I here when I was a child. Great fun day with plenty to keep the family busy

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jesswalker1980
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the cafe for a quick break on our Sunday cycle ride. The car park has been resurfaced with great pavement areas for cycling in. There are cycle racks and a cycle shed too. Cafe not overly expensive with some interesting offerings. Was 70% full...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank t2cps
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I saw the sign to this place and knew what it was, but the all of a sudden the large telescope appeared almost directly next to us. It was a surprise as it’s massive. You really need to see it to understand! We looked up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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9 May 2018|
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Response from Tom C | Reviewed this property |
Sir Bernard Lovell for sure
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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Yes but not many and not very good