Could your school visit for free?

Certain schools qualify for free visits to the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, thanks to initiatives run by the University of Manchester.

Primary Schools

Some primary schools local to the University of Manchester campus (in the areas of Ardwick, Hulme, Moss Side, Rusholme and Longsight) may be able to book a free visit to the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre for their Year 5 pupils. This is thanks to the University of Manchester’s Cultural Explorer’s Programme.

To find out if your school is eligible, and to make a booking enquiry, please visit the Cultural Explorers website.

Please note that all Cultural Explorers visits must be booked through the above website; please do not contact us directly. Any schools that book directly with us will not be able to take advantage of this offer, and will be charged our standard education visit rates. Places available through this scheme are limited.

Further information

The Cultural Explorers Programme provides a cultural entitlement bursary, worth £500, for each Year 5 class in eligible schools. This is to enable learners to have an exciting outside-the-classroom learning experience at one of The University of Manchester’s four cultural institutions (Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Manchester Museum, the Whitworth art gallery, or The John Rylands Library).

Secondary Schools

Secondary schools that are eligible for the University of Manchester’s Widening Participation programme qualify for up to 35 free places for KS3 or KS4 students. Plus, if you bring 25 or more students, your school also receives a £100 bursary towards travel costs.

For more information, and to find out if your school is eligible, visit our Widening Participation page.

We’re afraid this offer is now fully booked for this academic year. Please check back in summer 2018 when spaces will be available for 2018/19!