Jodrell Bank and its collection

Jodrell Bank

Jodrell Bank is an amazing, unique, and awe-inspiring place. A world-leading deep-space radio observatory, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an award-winning national visitor attraction. Uncover the inspirational heritage of Jodrell Bank in the new First Light Pavilion. Inside this architecturally stunning building, you’ll find a bold new exhibition telling the pioneering stories of the scientists and engineers that made history. Explore interactive displays, projections and artefacts as you journey from the early post-war days of Jodrell Bank, through the heights of the Space Race and the depths of the Cold War, to today’s world-leading discoveries. Want to know more about the mind-blowing science? Discover more about this incredible place and learn all about radio astronomy. Listen to the sounds of a black hole, see live signals received by the mighty Lovell Telescope, play with the ever-popular whispering dishes, and journey round the night sky in a traditional planetarium show. Don’t forget to take time to explore cafes, picnic areas, a playground, arboretum, and gift shop on the extensive, and fully accessible Jodrell Bank site.

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Jodrell Bank
Jodrell Bank, The University of Manchester Bomish Lane Lower Withington SK11 9DW
SK11 9DW Macclesfield

Visitor information Jodrell Bank

Opening hours

Monday Closed
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00


0 – 4Free
4 – 18£8.00
65+ and Student Concessions£10.00
Carer/Personal AssistantFree
Family of 3£28.00
Family of 4£36.00
Family of 5£44.00


Wheelchair accessible
Museum shop
Audio tour

Location & Map

Jodrell Bank, The University of Manchester Bomish Lane Lower Withington SK11 9DW, Macclesfield

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