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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
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| The University of Manchester, Macclesfield SK11 9DL, England
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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
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
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
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
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
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