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)
- 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
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)