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Jodrell Bank, Planet Pavilion Cafe

Location pin

Bomish Ln, Macclesfield, UK, SK11 9DW - 

  • Credit card

    From
    £250 min spend

  • Users

    Up to
    80 guests

  • Table with chairs

    Offers
    catering

  • Delivery truck

    Internal Catering
    allowed

Jodrell Bank Centre for Engagement is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Visitor Attraction in the heart of the Cheshire Countryside, just 20 miles from Manchester Airport. A unique venue for large conferences, product launches and evening functions. In 2022, the site was redeveloped with the construction of the £21.5M First Light Pavilion, a state-of-the art concrete brutalist building with a 100 capacity cafe, 140 capacity Planetarium Cinema and 200 capacity foyer area. The site also has 3 additional exhibition pavilions, a private cafe, tourism shop, nordic wooden lodge, hireable tipi and a 35 acre historic Arboretum as well as covered picnic areas, orchards, lakes and a private car park for up to 300 visitors. Interested booking an out of this world event? Enquire Today!

50 Capacity Cafe with Outdoor Decked Terrace with views of the Lovell Telescope. Seating for up to 50 delegates with mobile TV screens.

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 79

Dining

Dining

up to 50

Theatre

Theatre

up to 80

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 20

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 50

Classroom

Classroom

up to 50

Catering & drinks

Catering arrangements

Catering arrangements

Catering facilities

Catering facilities

Refreshments

Refreshments

Alcohol

Alcohol

Amenities

Disabled access

Disabled access

Heating

Heating

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Natural light

Natural light

Outdoor / Garden / Beach

Outdoor / Garden / Beach

Print/Scan/Copy

Print/Scan/Copy

Table / chairs included

Table / chairs included

Premises parking

Premises parking

Audio & visual

Projector & screen

Projector & screen

TV screen

TV screen

Flipchart

Flipchart

Space rules

Allowed events

wedding

Wedding ceremony licence

alcoholLicense

Licensed for alcohol

Cancellation policy

More than 6 months before 20% More than 3 months before 50% More than 1 month before 75% Less than 1 month before 90%

Location

Reviews

  • Karl Martinscroft

    March 2024

    A lovely, if not quirky, for us, day out. Interesting exhibits, content & well laid out across the site, all within easy walking distance. Highlights were definately the enormity of the construction of the dish & the mystery of the 'Whispering Dishes'....wow! The visit was made all the better thanks to the great customer service & contributions from three lovely, helpful ladies, Kerry, Louise & Samantha who interacted with us in different locations throughout our visit. Brilliant 👏 👏 thank you.

  • Charlotte Lister

    March 2024

    Love it! So informative! Get to touch a 4.5million year old meteor! Behold the vast expanse of the universe, and the pioneering scientists such as Bernard Lovell who yearned to understand it, and made such marvellous feats of engineering as the giant radio telescope dish, visible for miles around, which seek to obtain this goal. A great day out, especially with kids! The 2 cafes are pretty good. Decent pies, sandwiches, salads, jacket potatoes £5-£7. Plentiful amounts of tea 👍

  • Yasmin Al-Sheklly

    March 2024

    Jodrell Bank – The world of space awaits you What is Jodrell Bank? Jodrell Bank is an UNESCO World Heritage site that is located in the heart of Macclesfield, Greater Manchester. It is a great place for die hard space fans. This brilliant museum holds a range of exhibitions, displays, talks and dome shows that take place throughout the year. The site of Jodrell Bank is unique in that the building is spread out into 4 separate buildings across lovely surroundings. Jodrell Bank consists of 3 Pavilions. They are: The First Light Pavilion The Planet Pavilion The Space Pavilion There are also outdoor exhibitions too. Exhibitions Visited The Story of Jodrell Bank This exhibition explores how Jodrell Bank became the place that it is today. It was an engaging, interactive and informative exhibition that explored RADAR technology and how the Lovell Telescope was developed. It was also interesting learning about the life of the person that created the telescope. There was a school report that showed that he was not good at school but that then changed when he got older. It was great that this exhibition used a variety of mediums such as text, photography, time- lines and videos. This ensured a fulfilling experience that stimulated all the senses. Interactive Sections In addition to the exhibition there were also some fun and entertaining interactive elements too. This consisted of a dressing up section where you could wear a number of coats and hats like a spy. It was cool. There were some cool games and jigsaws relating to space that gave a fun perspective on these issues. One thing that I really enjoyed here was the spinning thing that when turned it moved the telescope. That was an awe-inspiring moment. Entry and Admission In order to visit Jodrell Bank you are required to book a time slotted ticket and to pay for it online in advance of your visit. For price details then visit the Jodrell Bank website for further information. Facilities Jodrell Bank has a café that serves hot and cold food such as sandwiches, pasties and cakes. They also offer a variety of hot and cold drinks. It is reasonably priced. Toilets are on site. Lighting and Access Some of the exhibition spaces at Jodrell Bank have dim lighting however using my Smart glasses enabled me to read the information and to see the objects to the best of my ability. In relation to access then there is a step in order to enter the building and the other supporting parts of the building. There are ramps to access the various rooms in each of the 3 Pavilions. Parking Jodrell Bank has its own designated car park where you are required to pay for it online. However if you have a Blue Badge due to a disability then parking is free. If you want to learn about space in a fun, immersive, engaging, and interactive way then Jodrell Bank is the perfect place to do that and more.

  • Andre Conway

    March 2024

    We had a great day here! Went on a whim as live not too far away, seems they have upgraded and built a lot more on the site when speaking to people who went a while back ! The free talks were very good and the free films however we didn’t manage to make it into the paid films as didn’t have enough seating, but this didn’t ruin our visit. Plenty to do and read about and spent around 5 hours here, also got to see the telescope moving

  • Andras Lukacs

    April 2024

    Wonderful place to visit for any age. Getting there could be better signed up, but there is an ample car park and a nice arboretum for picnics, playground for kids and walks. The museum and the Dome cinema are amazing same as the Science Show. I would add more exhibits about the stars, solar system and about astronomy in general. Worth buying the return tickets.