Support us

On 17th March 2020, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre temporarily closed to the public in response to the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The 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.

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 everyone else, are facing unprecedented challenges ahead. We’re confident however, that we will see this through because we are absolutely committed to our mission to inspire others with the incredible science and heritage stories of this important site.

We understand that this is a difficult time for many. However, if you are able to support us by purchasing vouchers (either for yourself, or for others), or by making a donation, it would be hugely appreciated.

Find out more about our work…

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.

Click here to buy vouchers…

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.

Click here to buy an Annual Pass…

3. Donate

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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