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National Space Centre

Leicester, Leicestershire, England

  • A child gazing into a telescope at National Space Centre
  • The marvellous exterior of National Space Centre
  • Children gazing into a dome at National Space Centre
  • The Soyuz Lounge at the sensational National Space Centre
  • Children dressed in astronaut costume striking a pose at National Space Centre

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor

If any member of your family has ever dreamt of becoming an astronaut then they’re going to love the National Space Centre!

Get ready for lift off as you pull on your helmet to board the iconic 42m high rocket tower, before touring the six interactive galleries that take you on a journey through the spacesuits of the past as you piece together man’s amazing voyage into the unknown. Young children will love Sir Patrick Moore’s Planetarium, which illuminates the wonders of the skies before your eyes and find out all about what’s orbiting Earth.

The Unique 3D SIM ride will put all your space skills to the test before you’re called in to chart planets and see what you can discover as you peer through the telescope. Become a trainee astronaut at the Tranquillity Base, ensuring that you’re well equipped to explore the universe!

Go where no man, woman, or child has been before!

  • All weather attraction
  • Special films and events


  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Exploration Drive, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 5NS, England


Click here to visit National Space Centre's website
0116 261 0261

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00

Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


Adults: £14.00

Concessions/Kids: £11.00

Under 5's: Free

More Information

Eating information

At the Space Centre you can dine underneath the gigantic rockets in Boosters Restaurant, which serves hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and light snacks. There is space to eat pack lunches on picnic benches in the courtyard, and there is sometimes space available in a designated area of the Space Centre. This space is limited and is not available during peak school time.


Toilet facilities available in the reception and galleries areas, both standard and disabled. Baby changing facilities available and steps for small children in the main toilet area.

Gift shop

The Cargo Bay Gift Shop is situated in the main entrance The Cargo Bay Gift Shop is situated in the main entrance of the National Space Centre accessible to all, both visitors to the Space Centre and the general public. The shop offers a wide variety of t

Baby food facilities

Microwave and warming facilities available


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National Space Centre

Leicester, Leicestershire, England


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