We are currently open at weekends only until 29th May
Note that this means we will be closed during the half term week including the bank holidays on 2nd and 3rd June.
We will open again on Saturday 4th June, with the launch of our new First Light Pavilion, after which we’ll welcome visitors Tuesdays – Sundays.
Jodrell Bank is part of The University of Manchester and is a registered charity. Why not consider supporting our work by adding a 10% donation on to your admission ticket?
If you include a donation, and are a UK taxpayer, we can claim 25p of every £1 you give, at no extra cost to you. This means your donation goes even further to help us fulfil our mission to inspire more people with the science and stories of this special place.
What can I do?
You can explore our exhibitions on the science of Jodrell Bank, including our popular clockwork Orrery (a model of Solar System) and Whispering Dishes. You’ll also be able to get up close to the Lovell Telescope and enjoy a free Telescope Talk delivered by one of our expert Explainers. Our shop and cafe are open too.
What can’t I do?
You won’t be able to visit our new Pavilion yet – this opens on 4th June. You will also be unable to explore our gardens, as these are currently undergoing reinstatement works, as we prepare the site for the building opening.
Do I have to book online?
No, but it’s strongly advised in order to guarantee your entry time.
Is there a car parking charge?
There is not currently a car parking charge, however this will change when prices increase from 4th June 2022.
Can I bring a dog?
Only assistance dogs are permitted on the Jodrell Bank site.
Do I have to turn my phone off?
We ask that you switch it to airplane mode. Phones can cause interference with radio telescopes.
Are there any Covid regulations in place?
We continue to encourage the wearing of facemasks whenever you are indoors. We are also maintaining our enhanced cleaning regimes and there are hand sanitisers around the site.