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Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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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
t2cps
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Darwen, United Kingdom
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Very interesting

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
HMG47
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Sutton Coldfield, 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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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
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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

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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
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T2129WWdavid
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Response from Tom C | Reviewed this property |
Sir Bernard Lovell for sure
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claireo410
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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