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National Space Centre

© National Space Centre, Leicester
The award winning National Space Centre is the UK's largest attraction dedicated to space. From the minute you catch sight of the Space Centre's futuristic Rocket Tower, you'll be treated to hours of breathtaking discovery and interactive fun.
© National Space Centre, Leicester
© National Space Centre, Leicester

Home to the UK's largest 360° planetarium, the National Space Centre is a hands-on, interactive journey through six stunning galleries, amazing rocket tower, and S.I.M ride that offers an experience that is out of this world.

© National Space Centre, Leicester

The National Space Centre hosts many exciting events throughout the year.  See our website for full calendar of events.

© National Space Centre, Leicester

Visiting the centre also allows you to make your ticket valid for a whole year allowing you come back again and again at no extra cost.

© National Space Centre, Leicester

General Information:

  • All Weather Attraction
  • Allow half a day for visit
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Café/Restaurant on site
  • Celebration Catering available
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Disabled Access
  • Education Pack Available
  • Family Friendly
  • Gift shop
    © National Space Centre, Leicester
  • Good Weather Attraction
  • Licensed to sell alcohol
  • No Dogs except Guide Dogs
  • Offers Corporate Facilities
  • Parking on Site
  • Photography allowed
  • Picnic Areas (outside)
  • Pushchair Access
  • Refreshments ie Tea, Coffee, Light snack
  • Events timetable (see website)

© National Space Centre, Leicester

© National Space Centre, Leicester

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By Road:
The National Space Centre is located just off the A6, two miles north of Leicester City Centre, midway between Leicester's inner and outer ring roads. Brown road signs with a distinctive rocket logo will direct you from the arterial routes around Leicester.

By Train:
East Midland Trains and Cross Country Trains serve Leicester Station. From here you can either take a bus or a taxi to the National Space Centre.

By Bus:
First bus 54 runs every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 20 minutes on Sunday from Charles Street, a short walk from the train station.

National Space Centre Postcode for SatNav: LE4 5NS


+44 (0)845 605 2001
+44 (0)116 258 2100

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