Our car park, which was recently rennovated and extended, has ample space for visitors, including room for coaches, a drop-off area for taxis, plenty of disabled bays right by the entrance, and a well-lit bicycle shelter for cyclists.
How much does it cost?
Parking is available at just £4 per vehicle per day (there are no time restrictions for parking so you can stay as long as you wish). Coaches that visit as part of a pre-arranged group or school trip can claim free parking when they book in advance. And, there is a 20 free minute window for drop-offs and deliveries.
How does it work?
1. Collect your parking ticket at the barrier as you enter the site.
2. Visit the welcome desk, café, or gift shop to pay for your parking and validate your ticket.
3. Keep hold of your validated ticket and present it at the barrier as you leave.
Why do I have to pay to park?
As a non-profit organisation, we rely on raising funds from our day to day operation. In 2018, we extended and refurbished our car park in order to improve the visitor experience. The costs increased our expenditure and so we introduced a car parking charge that helps us to continue our work and further our charitable mission.
Remember, when you pay for your car parking you’re making a direct contribution to the Discovery Centre. We work hard to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds with the incredible science and stories of Jodrell Bank and your support goes towards keeping this iconic site a great place to visit for everyone.
How you can save…
Our popular Annual Pass scheme offers year-round free entry to the Discovery Centre, 10% off event tickets and a range special offers and updates. Since we launched the car parking charges, Annual Pass holders now also receive free car parking validation every time they visit. Annual Passes starts from just £16.50 and are a great way to support our work whilst enjoying a host of benefits along the way.
If you live nearby and visit Jodrell Bank regularly, you can save on parking with a Locals’ Pass. The Pass is available to our neighbours that live in the following postcode sectors: SK11 9, CW4 8, WA16 9, WA16 8, CW12 2, SK9 7, SK10 4, WA16 7. It costs just £4 and provides year-round free car parking validation. So, if you live nearby, you can still pop in to our cafe or visit the shop whenever you wish and continue to support our work throughout the year. You’ll also gain access to special offers and discounts.
We’ve answered a few FAQs below, if you have any other questions or queries about the new parking charge, please do get in touch.