This year we are working hard to make bluedot festival as green as possible. One of the main challenges to the environment is the huge build-up of plastics in the environment – and particularly in our planet’s oceans . In order to reduce the ‘plastics impact’ of the festival, we are trying, in 2017, to […]

Our award-winning festival of discovery, Bluedot, takes place next month (7th– 9th July) and once again, you can expect a cornucopia of knowledge, research, and learning, ranging from the depths of outer space to the future of our fragile planet. Alongside a stellar programme of music and arts, last year’s inaugural festival offered a host of […]

1-7 June is volunteers’ week so what better time than now to post an update on our Green Space Garden Volunteers scheme? Our most recent session saw another busy volunteering day in the Jodrell Bank Gardens and our ambitious task was to weed, re-plant and tidy-up the unique Galaxy Garden. After a short tour of the […]

Amazed by Science, the annual, Cheshire-wide celebration of science and technology is back this half term (29 May – 2 June) and we’ve put together a packed programme of shows, Q&A sessions, games, and activities that are perfect for all the family. What’s more, all families that visit Jodrell Bank during the half term week (29 […]

Our new gardens volunteering scheme is now in full swing and this month the team had a fantastic session creating a willow tunnel in the spring sunshine. There are 35 acres of gardens and arboretum at Jodrell Bank and the monthly volunteering days involve gardening, wildlife and woodland management. The scheme helps to maintain and […]

Last November, through a unique partnership with The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC), Jodrell Bank received a very special delivery of apple seeds. The seeds had come to us directly from the National Trust’s Woolsthorpe Manor, the birthplace of renowned physicist Sir Isaac Newton and home to probably the world’s most famous apple tree. It […]

Bluedot will take you on a scientific voyage from the Antarctic to the depths of Space via live experiments, science discussions, shows & lots more! After last summer’s incredible debut, we simply can’t wait for the return of Bluedot and this year we’ve raised the bar once again with an even bigger programme of music, […]

A brand new opportunity to volunteer at Jodrell Bank. With 35 acres of gardens and arboretum, Jodrell Bank has a strong horticultural tradition and the site was originally part of the University of Manchester’s botany department. The Gardens were planted by Sir Bernard Lovell, the founder of the Observatory, who had a passion for biodiversity, […]

The Easter Holidays are nearly upon us and there’s plenty to explore at Jodrell Bank, including a host of free and fun-packed family activities! The following shows and sessions are all included in your general admission tickets. Plus, don’t forget that along with the chance to see the impressive Lovell Telescope up close and in […]

Winter at Jodrell Bank is a fantastic time to take a closer look at the wildlife living in our Arboretum. So last month we were very happy to offer a special treat for bird lovers: we were taking part in the RSPB’s countrywide citizen science project, the Big Garden Birdwatch, which is also the biggest wildlife […]