Uniformed Group visits

Bring your Uniformed Group to explore the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre!

  • An opportunity to find out about the science of Jodrell Bank with our interactive exhibits
  • Get up close to the world famous giant Lovell telescope
  • Put your space questions to our expert staff
  • Explore our 35 acre gardens, including the Galaxy Garden and play area!
  • Plus on certain weekends throughout the year we will have additional activities (see ‘Activity weekends’ below)

Admission Prices

  • Children: £5.00 per child
  • Adults: One free with every 7 children,  £5.50 for any additional adults over this

How to book

1.  Call our bookings team on 0161 306 9520 to check availability and make a provisional booking (lines are open Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm – if calling outside these times, please leave a message)
2.  When you have your final numbers, please complete our online booking form to confirm your trip (bookings must be confirmed at least 2 weeks before your visit)
3.  After you’ve confirmed, we will send you a payment request form
4.  Payment can usually be made on arrival. For larger bookings (e.g. 2 groups or more per day), we may require payment in advance


  • We recommend 2 to 3 hours for a visit to Jodrell Bank
  • We may be able to reserve you a 30 minute lunch slot in one of our indoor picnic areas, subject to availability
  • We recommend you explore the Discovery Centre in small groups (you will not receive an itinerary)
  • Your time exploring the Discovery Centre will be self-guided (we cannot provide tour guides)
  • There is no minimum booking size
  • There is a maximum of 40 people (adults and children) per group
  • We can typically accept up to 4 groups per day

Activity weekends

On the following weekends, Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre will be running extra activities – so we recommend visiting on these dates for an even more fun-filled day!

The details of what we are doing on these dates will be released around 2 months in advance, and can be found on our What’s On page.

  • Saturday 14th March / Sunday 15th March 2020
  • Bank holiday Friday 8th May 2020 / Saturday 9th May / Sunday 10th May
  • Saturday 20th June / Sunday 21st June 2020

Preparing for your trip

  • Please see our preparation page for everything you need for a successful trip to the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre!

Other special events

  • Uniformed Groups are also welcome to book onto special events that we run, such as our Stargazing nights, or Girls Night Out
  • To find out what events are coming up, visit our What’s On page
  • To be notified of upcoming events, you can sign up to our mailing list (see below)

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