Visit Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre this May Half Term and be Amazed by Science in a host of shows, sessions, tours and activities.

We’re delighted that the Planet Pavilion at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre has been shortlisted for the BBC North West Tonight’s ‘People’s Choice Building of the Decade’ Award.

The multi award-winning festival, which returns to Jodrell Bank from 19- 22 July, will host more than 50 talks from leading scientists and thinkers including Richard Dawkins, Jim Al-Khalili, Dallas Campbell, Alice Roberts, Libby Jackson, and Dave Goulson.

We’re delighted to announce that the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre Gift Shop has been awarded the ToyMark Good Practice Award for the third year running. Led by consumer action group Let Toys Be Toys, the Award recognises good practice in relation to how toys, games and books are presented to children regardless of gender. The […]

Jodrell Bank Observatory has been chosen as the UK’s nomination for World Heritage site status in 2019, Heritage Minister Michael Ellis announced today. The Observatory, part of the University of Manchester, is home to the Grade I Listed Lovell Telescope and is a site of global importance in the history of radio astronomy. Founded in 1945, […]

It’s an exciting day for us here at Jodrell Bank as headline acts for the 2018 bluedot festival are announced. Having quickly established itself as a standout science festival, this unique celebration of culture, music, science and discovery continues to inspire and is set to return once again on 19-22 July. Another stellar music line-up, this […]

We were delighted to hear on Wednesday that the Discovery Centre was awarded £4m in the Autumn Statement to go towards our First Light Project. This fantastic news provides the final piece in the jigsaw that will enable us to move ahead with our exciting and ambitious plans for the development at Jodrell Bank. Subject to the […]

From 11 – 17 December, we will be taking part in the Heritage Lottery Fund’s #ThanksToYou promotion by offering FREE ADMISSION to all visitors who play the National Lottery. We’ll be joining over 350 other venues in this nation-wide campaign to demonstrate the impact of lottery funding. -Without National Lottery players, the £7.7billion of funding awarded to more […]

We’re delighted to announce that Lorna Harper has stepped into a role as our Deputy Director. Lorna has worked at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre since 2013 as Head of Business Performance, during which time she has gained a sound and thorough knowledge of all areas of the Centre’s work.  Lorna brings a diverse range of […]

Garden Volunteer Day – 27 September Restoring the Jodrell Bank Fern Collection with the British Pteridological Society Our monthly Garden Volunteer Day took a ferny turn in September when experts from the British Pteridological Society joined our regular volunteers to help renovate the Jodrell Bank Fern Collection. Our first task was to uncover some of the […]