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 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 open.
There is no doubt that we, like many others, have been facing unprecedented challenges. We’re currently working hard 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 is a difficult time for many. However, if you are able to support us by making a donation, it would be hugely appreciated. You can also demonstrate your support for us by purchasing Admission Vouchers or Annual Passes.
How you can help us at this time:
1. Buy Vouchers
Why not purchase an admission voucher to visit us once we open again? Vouchers will be sent out once we fully re-open and will last 12 months from the date we post them to you.
You can also donate to our Community Tickets Scheme, giving someone else, who might not be able to afford to visit, the opportunity to do so.
2. Purchase an Annual Pass
Annual Passes are another great 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. As with vouchers, Annual Pass purchases made now will be processed and sent out once we re-open. You’ll then be able to enjoy your Annual Pass from the 12 months following the date we fully re-open.
We’ve been surprised and humbled by the kind donations we’ve received since closing. 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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