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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
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| The University of Manchester, Macclesfield SK11 9DL, England
Spent a few hours here and found most of it very interesting and informative. Could do with more interaction as what is there is good if slightly dated. Telescope and related info is good and not to geeky!! Gardens are disappointing and could do with...More
The visitor centre explains our place in the universe well. There are many interesting and interactive displays. It is possible to walk very close to the Hubble Telescope it self and appreciate its magnitude. The Arboretum is a lovely quiet area to walk in, the...More
The highlight of visiting Jodrell Bank is the walking tour. Our tour guide was Isaac. His passion for the subject was obvious and his interaction with the crowd was exemplary.
Most of the exhibits are geared towards children, but very informative none the less. Make...More
Visited some years ago I remembered it was great and interesting place to visit. Take few friends this time round we were all disappointed isn't much things to see or do other than the telescope and walk around the garden, it great for children as...More
We went when the science show 'Operation Earth' was on. It was interesting but obviously aimed for very young children (under 10). Also, the food was overpriced and not good quality, especially after such a long wait for it. Otherwise, there is a good nature...More
As someone whose been here the odd few times over the years as a child I can say it doesn't feel as though it lives massively up to what I expected. There are some really interesting things to look at and read, but I wish...More
Luckily the weather was good for as us as the main attraction is the 90m tall Lovell telescope. Absolutely stunning to look at added to the fact it still is a working piece of equipment. Would have liked a bit more information about the construction...More
With 2 boys I thought this would be an amazing day out.
It was ok but we were done after 2 hours (including a talk for 1 hour) and spent more time exploring the garden and in the bird hide.
The attraction needs more fun...More