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National Space Centre

Leicester, Leicestershire, England

  • Dad and daughter looking into telescope at National Space Centre in Leicester
  • Outside view of National Space Centre in Leicester
  • Kids looking at exhibit at National Space Centre in Leicester
  • Soyuz Lounge at National Space Centre in Leicester
  • Kids dressed as astronauts at National Space Centre in Leicester

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

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


  • ATM Available ATM Available
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • 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 and School Holidays 10:00 - 17:00


General Admission

Adults: £14.00

Kids (5-16): £11.00

Concessions: £11.00

Under 5's: Free

More Information

Parking facilities

All Day: £3.00


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