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Spent a few hours here and found most of it very interesting and informative. Could do with more... read more

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John M
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Many things to do

We went when the science show 'Operation Earth' was on. It was interesting but obviously aimed for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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| The University of Manchester, Macclesfield SK11 9DL, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

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

Thank John M
Reviewed today

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

Thank MarpleTraveller
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank KathleenE774
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Emily H
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank gingo67
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit. Good displays to explaine what they do there. Excellent gardens and very good cafe.

Thank Stuart A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We’ve been here for the discovery centre and also been here over the last three years at the Bluedot Festival... both are equally great for couples or families.

Thank Colin A
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9 May 2018|
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Response from Tom C | Reviewed this property |
Sir Bernard Lovell for sure
Claire O
28 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.
Martin M
5 November 2017|
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Yes but not many and not very good