Group Visits

In 2019, in recognition of its internationally significant science, heritage and cultural impact, Jodrell Bank Observatory was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

Whether you want to discover more of the stories behind this globally significant site, or explore the ground-breaking science that takes place here, a visit to Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre offers an inspirational afternoon out for adult groups.

By booking in advance, groups can access a range of benefits including:

  • Discounted rates on admission (£1 off admission prices)
  • Free coach parking with dedicated drop off and pick up points
  • One complimentary ticket (for your coach driver or trip organiser) for groups of 10+ and two free tickets for groups of over 30 people
  • A personal welcome from our Visitor Services team when you arrive.

Self-guided Admission

Self-guided admission will give you access to the Discovery Centre including grounds and exhibits, you’ll also be able to take part in our popular daily Telescope Walking Tour

Admission Group Admission
Adults £8.50 £7.50
Concessions (Over 65s) £7.50 £6.50

Shopping and Dining

Don’t forget to make time to browse our newly refurbished gift shop, packed full of unique and exclusive items including toys, books, clothing and homewares, all designed to delight and inspire.

Meanwhile, a visit to Jodrell Bank isn’t complete without a stop in The Planet Café. With a focus on fresh, local and sustainable food, pop in for tasty sandwiches, light lunches and delicious cakes. You can take a look at our café menu here.


Coaches can park for free at Jodrell Bank and there are dedicated parking spaces near the entrance.


All of our buildings are fully accessible, and exhibits and displays are all on ground level. The gardens and buildings are linked with surfaced pathways and wheelchairs can be made available on request. We also have induction loops available for hearing aid users.

First Light at Jodrell Bank

Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the First Light Project will conserve and restore the heritage of Jodrell Bank and create a spectacular new gallery and auditorium in which visitors can engage with and learn about the site’s incredible history.

The project is due for completion in 2021 and involves the construction of a major new building in the gardens. While the building work will not affect your visit, it is a current and ongoing project and parts of the gardens will not be publicly accessible. You can still explore our outdoor spaces while you’re here including our tree collection, ponds and bird hide.

Make an Enquiry

If you’re interested in making a group booking and would like to make an enquiry, please contact our visitor services team on
01477 571766 and a member of our team will support you with your enquiry.

Please also download and complete our Risk Assessment for your trip preparations.

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