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Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Bomish Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 9DL, United Kingdom | 01477 571766 | Website

Venue Description

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is best-known as being home to the world-famous Lovell Telescope -A near 90m high radio telescope that has become an iconic landmark on the Cheshire landscape. Seeing the telescope up close and in action is an exhilarating sight and the Centre's interactive displays and exhibits help explain what it does and what its looking for. There are also year-round events such as the ever-popular live science shows that take place during half terms and holidays. The Discovery Centre also includes a cafe and gift shop, along with 35 acres of gardens and arboretum, complete with picnic areas and playground, perfect for a family day out.


Consideration is given to disabled visitors and all the buildings are on ground level and are linked by surfaced pathways around the entire site and gardens. There are fully accessible toilets, wheelchairs are available to book (call 01477 571766), and disabled parking is available close to the Centre entrance. Meanwhile, there are induction loops fitted in the Centre's reception, exhibition and classroom spaces, some of the exhibition materials include subtitles and translations, and assistance dogs are made welcome in the gardens.

Accessibility Guide

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Access Statement

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Full accessible toilets are freely available in each of the Centre's buildings, including near the cafe, reception, and exhibition areas.


Staff are happy to help wherever they can. The reception staff will set you up with induction loops or wheelchairs, and there are explainers on site to talk about the exhibitions or help you with the interactive displays.

COVID Precautions

Information about COVID precautions has not been added for this venue.

Assistance dog facilities

Assistance dog exercise facilities

Assistance dogs are welcome in the Centre's gardens.

The venue says it has...

  • Carer Discount
  • Dedicated Seating
  • Disabled Access
  • Induction Loop
  • Disabled Parking
  • Access Statement

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