This section brings together the very latest posts related to scientific developments, heritage and cultural activities here at Jodrell Bank.


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 […]

It’s a big day for us here at Jodrell Bank as the headline acts for the 2017 bluedot festival are announced. After an incredible debut outing last July, which saw us welcome nearly 15,000 festival-goers, we’ve been absolutely thrilled with the enormous public response to this annual festival of discovery. We’ve celebrated awards success too, including prestigious […]

We were delighted to welcome the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, Andrew Percy MP (Member for Brigg and Goole) to Jodrell Bank last week. Welcomed by the University of Manchester’s Deputy President and Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Colin Bailey and David Rutley MP (Member for Macclesfield), Percy was accompanied by senior Jodrell Bank staff members. […]

3 January, 2017

Save 10% in January!

The festivities may be over for another year but there’s plenty to look forward to at Jodrell Bank. We’ve got some incredible events coming up including the popular Family Starlight Adventure later this month, another Girls Night Out evening in March, and more fun-packed family Science Shows to look forward to in the February half […]

As the seasons change and we count down the days till Christmas, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre has been busy with festive activities. Last Saturday, while many visitors where enjoying mulled wine and mince pies in the café, or browsing the gift shop for that perfect present, others where braving the cold to make winter wreaths […]

Last year, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre received funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Ingenious Award grant scheme, to engage the public and school students with the engineering of the SKA. The project brought together UK-based engineers working on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) from the Universities of Manchester, Oxford and Cambridge, as well as […]

It’s that time of year again and we’re already counting down the days till Christmas. There’s plenty still to do here at Jodrell Bank, not least a spot of Christmas shopping! Our Gift Shop is packed full of goodies for all ages and interests, and everything has been specially commissioned or selected by us to […]

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre marked the beginning of the October half-term holidays with a special autumn celebration in our arboretum. The arboretum is an integral part of our 35 acres of gardens and woodlands, which are part of the Discovery Centre and open to visitors. The arboretum was started by Sir Bernard Lovell himself, who […]

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre today took collection of a special delivery from the National Trust’s Woolsthorpe Manor, the Lincolnshire birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton. The physicist and mathematician, widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time, was famously sitting under an apple tree in the gardens at Woolsthorpe […]

28 October, 2016

Annual Passes

  Join us year round. To show our appreciation for your support, you will enjoy: unlimited annual free entry to our Discovery Centre, its grounds and gardens repeat visits to our inspiring holiday science shows 10% discount on selected events* regular communication about what’s on newsletter “Jodrell Bank is an out of this world educational […]