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Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Charges for car parking

Came today and had a we certainly had an interesting visit. It’s a pretty impressive thing to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NorwichSarah
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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A good couple of hours

Spent a good while looking at the exhibits. The Lovell telescope is an impressive sight but we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
richardbG1071PX
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Huddersfield, 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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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| The University of Manchester, Macclesfield SK11 9DL, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We came here over 30 years ago with my young son. It was okay now 30 years on but needed more such as a stars cinema to give it a wow factor. I was a little bit disappointed that not more had been done in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a refreshing change to meet the very friendly and knowledgeable staff who are willing to answer all your questions and take the time to show you what they are talking about. (I did disagree with them though, Pluto is still a planet!!) Walking up...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dave-n-Retta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Haven’t visited for ten years or so, but after first coming here as an awestruck 8 year old I thought it time my daughter of the same age came for a look at the stupendous Lovell Telescope. It’s probably much better in warmer/dryer weather when...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came today and had a we certainly had an interesting visit. It’s a pretty impressive thing to actually see. I think the £4 to park is too expensive, as how else do you get there? Other than drive? That is something that sadly made this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NorwichSarah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have taken my Grandchildren to Jodrell Bank on a date in the summer holidays and we all had a great time but today 3rd of January 2019 I took another 2 of my Grandchildren it was a disappointment even though the children are off...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Jodrell_Bank, Manager at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving a review and thanks also for visiting us again, we’re pleased you came back with your other grandchildren. We’re sorry to hear though that your return visit didn’t match up to your first trip. Unfortunately, we’re unable to run our popular...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a good while looking at the exhibits. The Lovell telescope is an impressive sight but we could not walk all the way round due to park maintenance which had closed some of the footpath. We were round the whole place in a couple of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank richardbG1071PX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as my five year old is Space mad. He really enjoyed himself. A few exhibits were out of order but there was still lots to see and do and lots of interactive exhibits to keep the younger kids entertained. We took a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Isobel P
Jodrell_Bank, Manager at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, we’re pleased to hear you and your 5 year old had a fun visit. We are sorry though to hear about your café experience and we’ve passed your comments on to the café team. As you mentioned, we are part of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here one weekend while visiting the area, an interesting and informative visit with a lot of information! The visitor centre has an exhibit in and then there is a second building which contains all the scientific stuff, you can then walk right up to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

Jodrell bank telescope is an iconic landmark amongst that area of the Cheshire lanes so it's well worth a visit to admire the enormous dish. There is plenty to do for all the family. However, if you are planning on going in the cafe make...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fliss55
Reviewed 9 December 2018

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
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Response from richardbG1071PX | Reviewed this property |
Yes you pay to enter and to park your car. Current prices are on their website.
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Response from Tom C | Reviewed this property |
Sir Bernard Lovell for sure
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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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