Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm, last admission 3.30pm.

Please be aware that our First Light Café is currently closed. The Planet Café is currently open in line with our regular hours.

Book an advance ticket to Jodrell Bank and visit again, free of charge, for the rest of the year.


Plan your mission

Getting Here

Prepare for docking

What’s On?


Put things into (cosmological) perspective


A New Voyage! Work Experience at Jodrell Bank

Ever thought about exploring the realms of the universe, or how it might feel to be immersed in the wonders of astrophysics? A week of Work Experience might be your gateway to such adventures, and Jodrell Bank offers just that opportunity!


Life without Limits! Meet our Crew!

We are proud to nurture a strong team, with many making their careers at Jodrell, and others passing through as they define their future. From a semi-professional footballer to cabin crew, we have an invaluable team of staff that work around their other jobs, hobbies, school or University, and if you’ve been to see us, you’ll have met some of them.


Bluedot Science – Explore at Jodrell Bank

Homepage With bluedot zooming towards us this weekend, it’s time to plan your weekend of science (in between the music, art, amazing food, great bars and everything else). We’ve gathered together some of our themes so, if you’re a fan of astrophysics, saving the planet, aliens and anything else in…


Bluedot Science – Save Our Planet

Homepage Save Our Planet With the effects of Climate Change becoming apparent across the world, now is the time for action. As everyone at bluedot knows – it’s important that we keep hope alive and work together to make a difference. We have experts here all weekend to give you…


Bluedot Science – The University of Manchester

Homepage image Tim O’Brien, Professor of Astrophysics at The University of Manchester on the Lovell Stage Bluedot X University of Manchester Bluedot festival is a fantastic initiative, delivered at and around the University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank campus. In particular, our…


Celebrating the First Birthday of the First Light Pavilion

As we mark its first birthday this month, we celebrate the tremendous achievements of this architectural masterpiece that has welcomed over 100,000 people and won numerous well-deserved accolades in the process.

What’s here?



Explore the mind-blowing science and pioneering heritage of this special place


Jodrell Bank


Learning and Engagement