Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is part of The University of Manchester and is a registered charity. We work to protect, share and celebrate this important site and since opening in 2011, we have inspired over 1.3million visitors, including many families and school children.
On 17th March 2020, the Discovery Centre temporarily closed to the public in response to the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Over 5 months later we were finally able to re-open again, although still in a restricted capacity, before returning to lockdown this November.
Over 85% of our income is generated from admissions, educational visits, group bookings, and sales in our café and gift shop, all of which rely on us being fully open.
There is no doubt therefore that we, like many others, continue to face unprecedented challenges and we’re working hard behind the scenes to re-build, re-open and get back to what we do best: inspiring others with the incredible science and stories of this important UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We understand that this remains a very difficult time for many. However, if you are able to support us in any way, it would be hugely appreciated. Here are four great ways to demonstrate your support at this time…
How you can help us at this time:
1. Use our Gift Shop
Perfect for gifts and treats, and a great way to support our work. Browse our ranges to find something for everyone.
2. Support our Community Tickets Scheme
Why not donate to our Community Tickets Scheme, giving someone else, who might not be able to afford to visit, the opportunity to do so?
3. Purchase an Annual Pass
Annual Passes are angreat way to support us while gaining lots of great benefits along the way. Passes offer year-round entry as well as great discounts and offers.
4. Make a Donation
We’ve been surprised and humbled by the kind donations we’ve received during this difficult time. Every gift makes a huge difference and you can make a one-off donation by simply completing the form below, or, consider a regular gift by direct debit by completing the form here…
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