We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
Review Highlights
Cycle stop

Visited the cafe for a quick break on our Sunday cycle ride. The car park has been resurfaced with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Darwen, United Kingdom
via mobile
Very interesting

Very much enjoyed our visit. Good exhibitions. Very informative. Particularly liked the display... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Read all 1,154 reviews
All photos (478)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lovell telescope”(134 reviews)
“solar system”(48 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
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| The University of Manchester, Macclesfield SK11 9DL, England
+44 1477 571766
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I want to offset some of the negative reviews about this attraction. I went on Sunday 11/6 as a party of 3 adults arriving at noon. Expectations were not high due to the trip advisor reviews I had read but I am so glad they...More

4  Thank Jim N
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 July 2006

A family day out was needed, younger brothers (10) had recently loved Space Museum in Leicester, and Jodrell Bank, which had so fascinated me at their age looked to be the ideal local alternative, a mere 45 minutes away. First impressions were good, the telescope...More

15  Thank WillGarner
Reviews (1,154)
Filter reviews
1,150 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews lovell telescope whispering dishes solar system interactive displays half term awe inspiring all ages manchester university black holes picnic area older children interesting place couple of hours on site information boards packed lunch nice cafe
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,150 reviews
Reviewed 6 days 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

Thank Jesswalker1980
Reviewed 6 days 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

Thank t2cps
Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank antnat77
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very much enjoyed our visit. Good exhibitions. Very informative. Particularly liked the display where staff talked about their jobs. Cafe also very good.

Thank HMG47
Reviewed 1 week ago

After seeing the telescope in the distance we decided to visit the next day. First impressions an incredible place pioneering U.K. astronomical discoveries. The Lovell telescope is huge and we were lucky enough to see it being rotated. The staff were amazing so helpful and...More

Thank sps1957
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved walk round jodrell bank so much to see and do for young and old informative especially the bee keeper

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very dissppointed, especially the lack of indoor displays. Attended the talk on the Earth, Adults and teenagers should be advised that it is worse than pantomine standard aimed at 4-5 yr olds - left after 10 mins. Cafe service, run by youngsters who haven't a...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked in and straight into wizzy science lecture in theatre, very informative and hands on. Rest of visit informative with some good walks. Good half day visit.

Thank reglewis56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic to see the famous telescope up close, we usually see it on the horizon! Lots to see, we easily spent three hours here, interesting displays and lovely gardens to walk round (Should the science make your head need a rest).

Thank olivercottages
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The talking tour and under 5 science session were good. Loved the whispering dishes and the interactive section with the infra red camera etc. but would of liked more interactive parts for the price. Worth a visit if you’ve never been

Thank jonnycarroll6
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 nearby hotels
The Vicarage Freehouse & Rooms
129 reviews
3.21 miles away
De Vere Cranage Estate
1,412 reviews
3.41 miles away
Alderley Edge Hotel
491 reviews
5.19 miles away
Good Night Inns De Trafford Hotel
325 reviews
5.19 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 222 nearby restaurants
The Crown
309 reviews
1.37 miles away
The Red Lion
56 reviews
1.48 miles away
The Yellow Broom Restaurant
257 reviews
1.78 miles away
The Swettenham Arms
892 reviews
2.56 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 67 nearby attractions
Red Lion Goostrey
31 reviews
1.26 miles away
The Beer Emporium Bottle Bank
33 reviews
3.24 miles away
Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve
167 reviews
3.70 miles away
Delta Force Paintball Holmes Chapel
143 reviews
4.36 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
9 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Tom C | Reviewed this property |
Sir Bernard Lovell for sure
27 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from SiLyn | Reviewed this property |
Yes but not many and not very good