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Coach Trips to Jodrell Bank

The Discovery Centre is a great day out for all the family. You can explore the wonders of the universe and learn more about the workings of the giant Lovell Telescope.

Planet Pavilion:

This is where the day of discovery begins for all our visitors and where our staff will offer you a warm welcome and provide information about your day.

Start your visit by exploring our place in the universe with our clockwork Orrery. Discover the size of our own solar system, the scale of the Milky Way and the extent of the universe using our interactive games.

Space Pavilion:

Space Pavilion exhibition to discover how Jodrell Bank scientists use radio telescopes to learn more about distant objects in space.

Explore the wonders of the Universe, listen to the sound of the Big Bang, and find out about ‘Big Telescopes’ via a range of hands-on activities.

Gardens & Grounds:

The Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre Gardens are a great family-friendly space, perfect for a picnic, a contemplative walk or for burning off some energy.

The fully accessible pathway connects the Galaxy Gardens, Space Playground and areas of the arboretum (tree collection).

The site is about 35 acres and contains over 3000 trees and shrubs.

Opening Times:

Peak Season

13th to 20th February 2016

21st March to 15th April 2016

30th April to 30th October 2016

Off Peak Season

2nd November 2015 to 29th April 2016*

31st October 2016 to 8th April 2017*

* except for February Half Term and Easter Holidays which are 'peak season'

Admission Costs:

Peak Season

Adults £7.50

Children £5.50

Concession £5.50

Off Peak Season

Adults £7

Children £4.95

Concession £4.95

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