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Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

| The University of Manchester, Macclesfield SK11 9DL, England
+44 1477 571766
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First came to Jodrell Bank as a young teenager in the early 90’s and had one of the best days out I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sifarrar1
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Ossett, United Kingdom
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Not a lot there at the minute...

I booked this as a fathers day treat as my dad has always wanted to visit here! We booked online... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
lumutqueen
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York, 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 exhilarating sight and the Centre's interactive displays and exhibits help explain what the telescope does and how it works. The Discovery Centre also includes a cafe and gift shop, along with 35 acres of gardens and arboretum, complete with picnic areas and playground, perfect for a family day out. You'll also find a year-round events programme including live science shows taking place during school holidays, a popular evening lecture series, and the award-winning annual festival of discovery, Bluedot.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“solar system” (47 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| The University of Manchester, Macclesfield SK11 9DL, England
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+44 1477 571766
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First came to Jodrell Bank as a young teenager in the early 90’s and had one of the best days out I remember. As such I wanted to give my son what I thought would be the same experience. OMG, I am thoroughly disgusted that...More

Thank sifarrar1
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I booked this as a fathers day treat as my dad has always wanted to visit here! We booked online which does advertise it takes AMEX however the payment never went through, I mentioned this on arrival at the centre to be told they don't...More

Thank lumutqueen
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My review is only for the cafe only as I didn't have time to visit the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. I live near so a frequent visitor. Unfortunately today was not the usual high standard in the cafe. We were abruptly asked for our order...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing place, in the middle of nowhere. fantastic bike ride! can't wait until the car park is finished and the benches and tables are waiting for us to rest our weary legs and take a coffee break :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in early June 2018. It was dry and sunny. We had a gaggle of children and some adults too. The staff are great; they interact with you and know their stuff - studying a physics degree helps. There are lots of indoor and...More

1  Thank peoplelikeus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on 30th May and weatherwise it was a terrible (rain). When we arrived from Nottingham we were directed into a field to park the car and then had to walk to the top of the field and then round to the entrance. I...More

1  Thank redstar1972
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thought the entrance fee was quite high for what was there. If it hadn’t have been half term with the Siemens interactive experience then there might not have been much to do. The talk was very interesting and we all enjoyed that. Was interesting...More

Thank Claire J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been on my bucket list for years , the dish itself is amazing, everything else wasn’t interesting unless you’re 10 or under. Followed the path to the viewing platform.. what a joke , it’s a bit of decking at ground level, I...More

Thank Scott I
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place to visit, great for adults and children especially 4 years +.....free hands on activities provided, we attended a talk focussing on the science of space etc., this was child friendly and interesting. Cafe on site was reasonable as was the cost of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very expensive, totally disorganised, may of exhibits not working, not really suitable for children under 8 or 9,

Thank John D
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T2129WWdavid
9 May 2018|
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Response from Tom C | Reviewed this property |
Sir Bernard Lovell for sure
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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.
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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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