Locals’ Pass

In 2018, we launched a new car parking charge for visitors to Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. As a non-profit and charitable organisation, this fee provides us with vital income, ensuring we can continue to protect, share and celebrate this important site.

While the new charge is a valuable contribution to our work, we wanted to remind our neighbours that they are still very much an important part of our community and are always welcome to drop by whenever they wish. That’s why we also launched a Locals’ Pass, which not only offers year-round free parking, but also a host of other great benefits.

The scheme is a great way for local residents to continue to support us and still enjoy everything that Jodrell Bank has to offer.

For just a single annual charge of £4, you will be able to access:

  • Free parking –pop in and treat yourself in our café or visit our popular gift shop whenever you like
  • Exclusive offers and discounts throughout the year*
  • Invites to special community events
  • Regular e-newsletters keeping you up to date with news, events, and developments

To qualify for the Locals’ Pass, residents must live within one of the following postcode sectors:

CW4 7 CW4 8 CW12 2
SK9 7 SK10 4 SK11 9
WA16 7 WA16 8 WA16 9

So, if you live locally, why not join today? You can purchase your card online using the link below, or in person by visiting Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre.


Locals Pass Offer, 2021

To say thank you for your continued support of Jodrell Bank during our recent closures, we’re offering all Locals Pass holders a complimentary hot drink in The Planet Cafe any Wednesday – Friday until 28th May. The Cafe is open 10am – 4:30pm and you can simply pop in for takeaway food and drinks. (Please note that if you wish to also visit the Discovery Centre, you will need to book in advance online)

Locals Passes and Covid Closures

As we’ve just re-opened after another period of closure due to government restrictions, we’ve extended Locals Pass expiry dates by 6 months. This means you can continue to use your pass as before for 6 months beyond its expiry date.