Prices & Opening Times

Please note that Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is currently closed for visits.
You can find out more about this here…

Opening Times

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is open daily from 10am to 5pm with last admission at 4pm.

Closure Dates

We will be closed on the following dates:

12:30pm 18th March – 10am 20th March
22nd – 28th July 2020
24th – 26th December 2020
31st December – 1st January 2021

Admission Charges

Adult £8.50
Concession (Over 65s and students) £7.50
Child (Aged 4-18) £6.50
Under 4 FREE
Family of 3* £20.00
Family of 4* £27.00
Family of 5* £33.00
Carers FREE

*Family tickets can be purchased in any combination so long as at least one ticket is a child (under 18).


Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is part of the University of Manchester and is a registered charity. We work to protect, share and celebrate this important site and since opening in 2011, we have inspired over 1.3million visitors. Why not consider supporting our work by adding a 10% donation on to your admission ticket?

If you include a 10% donation on your admission ticket, 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 the scientists of the future.

Car Parking

Please note that a £4 car parking charge appliesFind out more here. 


If you would like to arrange a group visit for a party of 10 or more, please call us on 01477 571766 to discuss your visit before booking your tickets online. You can find more information about group visits here, including special group prices and talk, tour, and food packages.

School Holidays

Our popular family science shows and meet the expert sessions run during our school holiday programme. All activities are free with general admission and can be booked on arrival, depending on availability. We expect it to be busy during the holidays, so why not purchase your admission tickets online before you arrive?

Annual Passes

Why not upgrade your admission ticket to an annual pass?

The annual pass scheme offers unlimited visits to the Discovery Centre, free parking throughout the year, and is a great way for you to demonstrate your support. There are plenty of other benefits too including 10% discount on selected events and regular e-newsletters keeping you up to date on news and what’s on.

Find out more here.