Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield

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World heritage site · Science Museum · Landmark
Explore the universe's mysteries and learn more about the workings of the giant Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. Challenge yourself with interactive games and explore the wonders of the solar system through the clockwork orrery. If you are traveling with young children, follow the outdoor Planet Path, where children aged 4-10 can borrow a backpack for a journey of fun, educational challenges. After wandering through the playground and arboretum of the Galaxy Gardens, experiment with sound waves at the Whispering Dishes exhibit. Inside the Space Pavilion listen to the sound of the Big Bang, and find out about the Lovell Telescope and its research via a range of hands-on activities. To visit Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre and get the most from your holiday in Macclesfield, create itinerary details personal to you using our Macclesfield road trip planning website.
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  • Excellent place. Disabled friendly. VERY friendly and accommodating staff. Lexi was very good at the show teaching us about the telescopes and history. Clean. Today. Wheelchair accessible. Not great.....  more »
  • We as a family had not been here before but I had been many years ago so we decided to pop along. We booked the tickets on line as they are only open certain times of the week. Very easy to find we...  more »
  • Science, baby!
  • My family had a lovely trip here today. Despite the rain and being outdoors for most things it was well worth the trip. The alien letter hunt was lots of fun. My two young children really enjoyed this and also moving the planets around the sun when we had a 5 minute chat with a member of staff. Also very helpful and friendly staff 😄.

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