Support us

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. 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 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 still a very difficult time for many. However, if you are able to support us by making a donation, it would be hugely appreciated.

Thank you.

You can find out more about our work here…

How you can help us at this time:

1. Community Tickets

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?

Click here to find out  more…

2. 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.

Click here to buy an Annual Pass…

3. Donate

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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