Jodrell Bank: Where wisdom meets wonder!

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Jodrell Bank: Where wisdom meets wonder! © Jodrell Bank

This UNESCO World Heritage Site in the heart of the Cheshire countryside has long been a symbol of scientific exploration. A beacon on the horizon, visitors are signalled to embark on a journey through the cosmos and the mysteries of the universe.

At its core stands the Lovell Telescope, a Grade I listed engineering marvel, it’s purpose; to unravel the secrets of the sky and stars above. With its 76-metre-wide dish, it’s the UK’s largest steerable Radio Telescope and has been in constant use by astrophysicists from across the globe since 1957.

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The First Light Pavilion, an award-winning architectural grass-topped dome that opened in 2022, mirrors the dimensions of the Telescope above. Within its curved interior, exhibitions reveal the Lovell’s secrets, from tracking Sputnik to Apollo moon missions. For those seeking celestial adventure, the Jodrell Bank Space Dome is a must-see. Offering immersive planetarium experiences, you can witness the birth of stars, explore the solar system, and marvel at the cosmos through captivating shows.

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Like the Universe, Jodrell Bank reveals more as you delve deeper; from hosting the annual bluedot festival since 2016, it’s also establishing a reputation as an exciting evening destination. Jodrell presents a highly successful scientific lecture series throughout the year, as well as Astrophotography classes and dedicated stargazing nights and live science shows during the holidays.

To refuel during your visit, two on-site cafes offer treats and beverages, and picturesque picnic spots around every corner. Whether you’re a science enthusiast or a group looking for a day of wonder, Jodrell Bank seamlessly combines education and entertainment and leaves you feeling in awe of our planet.

Jodrell Bank is a gateway to the universe, offering an unforgettable blend of cosmic exploration, natural beauty, and quality family time. It’s a place where the wonders of deep space converge and gives visitors a glimpse into the past and future of scientific creativity and endeavour.

Coach Parking is completely free, and drop-off directly at the entrance gates.

For group bookings and rates, email:

Tel: 01477 571766



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