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Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre


We work to inspire the scientists of the future by engaging them the scientific research carried out at Jodrell Bank and with the stories of the creation of the Observatory and its ground breaking science.

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.

Start your visit by exploring our place in the universe in our first gallery, the planet pavilion. Visit our 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.

The Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre Gardens are a great family-friendly space, perfect for a picnic, a gentle walk or, even for burning off some energy. The site is about 35 acres and there are fully accessible pathways which connect the Galaxy Garden, Space Playground and parts of the arboretum (tree collection).

Additional information: Café on site.

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