A photograph of Jodrell Bank

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Home to the world-famous Lovell Telescope, the iconic Jodrell Bank site is an exhilarating venue space. Experience the festival with the 90m high radio telescope looming above you, and wander round 35 acres of gardens and arboretum, complete with picnic areas, playground, galaxy garden, and the appealingly alliteratively-named Pop-Up Potting Shed Café.


  • Car park – Yes
  • Café – Yes
  • Accessible toilets – Yes
  • Baby change facilities – Yes
  • Free Wi-Fi – No

Access information

The centre is at ground level and wheelchair access. Please note the buildings are connected by external pathways.

Assistance dogs are welcome

Induction loops fitted in reception, exhibition and classroom spaces.

Getting there

By bike: the centre is on National Cycling Network routes 55,70, 71 and 573

By train: the nearest train station is Macclesfield, which is a 20 minute taxi journey from the centre. There is a taxi rank by the main entrance of the station

By car: please use the postcode SK11 9DW for Sat Nav. From the M6, leave at junction 18 and follow the tourist signs. The centre is just off the A345 between Chelford and Holmes Chapel


Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL

Telephone: 01477 571 766

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Accessibility information

Please call 01477 571 766 or email