Group Visits

Whether you want to discover more of the stories behind Jodrell Bank and the impressive Lovell Telescope, or find out about the ground-breaking science that takes place here, a visit to Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre offers a great afternoon out for groups.

Groups are welcome to Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre on weekday afternoons, during term time.

Benefits for Groups:

  • Discounted rates on admission  for groups of 10 or more
  • Free coach parking with dedicated drop off and pick up points
  • Dedicated talks and tours

Scroll down to find out more, including how to make your booking

Self-guided Admission

Groups (of 10 or more) can access great savings on our admission prices by booking with us in advance. Self-guided admission will give you access to our exhibts and displays.

Group Talks and Tours

Groups are also welcome to join our daily Telescope Walking Tour. One of our friendly explainers will take you on a gentle stroll around the base of the Lovell Telescope. Along the way, you’ll discover how it works and learn more about its world-leading research.

Groups can also enhance their visit with an informative talk from one of our expert Explainers. -Discover the science and stories of Jodrell Bank from its early beginnings, its part in the Space Race and the role in played in the Cold War through to its current science and ground-breaking discoveries.

Talks and tours last approximately 30 minutes each, and are available for groups of up to 25 people (multiple bookings can be made if you have more than 25 in your group, up to maximum of 50 people).

Timings and Costs are available on enquiry.


Don’t forget to make time to browse our popular gift shop, packed full of unique and exclusive items including toys , books, clothing and homewares, all designed to delight and inspire.


A visit to Jodrell Bank isn’t complete without a stop in The Planet Cafe. Drop by for tasty sandwiches, warming soups, and delicious cakes.

How to Book

Step 1
Call us to check availability, 01477 571766.   We are able to take bookings in an afternoon during school term time.

Step 2
Please complete our online Booking Form.

Step 3
Once you’ve submitted the completed booking form to us, we will confirm your visit and send you an itinerary for your visit.

Please also download and complete our Risk Assessment for your trip preparations.