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National Space Centre

Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS, England
+44 116 261 0261
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Excellent family visit

My family went along for our first visit on Father's Day as my dad is very interested in space... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amy T
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Fun day out for fathers day

We visited the space centre for my husband's first fathers day with our baby, overall we really... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Steph M
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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The National Space Centre was voted Large Visitor Attraction of the Year and upon arrival you will understand why, this really is a visit that is out of this world.Take a journey through the six hands-on galleries, stopping at over 150 interactive experiences, then travel in the glass lift through three floors in the 42m high Rocket Tower and encounter Space Race; the epic battle for the control of space!Sit back in awe in the UK’s largest planetarium; the Space Theatre, as we take you on a voyage of discovery in this 360° fulldome experience.Are you made of the right stuff to be an astronaut of the future? Human Spaceflight: Lunar Base 2025, will test your mental and physical ability to survive the long and dangerous voyage into deep space, culminating in a stunning 3D simulator mission through the Solar System to the ice moon Europa.This summer the National Space Centre launched another world exclusive interactive experience in association with The Met Office; the Weather Pod. Take your place to deliver a weather report in 2085, what will the UK look like, how has global warming effected us and how can space science help? Why not share your experience with all your friends and post your report on Facebook, Youtube or your own blog!The National Space Centre is an all weather attraction for all the family. Situated in the heart of the Midlands, the centre is located just two miles from Leicester city centre close, with easy access from the M1 and M69, just follow the distinctive brown rocket signs on all major arterial routes to find us. On site we have over 400 parking spaces, restaurant, shop and all the facilities you would expect from a world class attraction. The National Space Centre is hours of interactive fun and breathtaking discovery.The National Space Centre hosts many exciting weekend events, including astronomy evenings, movie themed events, astronaut visits, computer gaming challenges, even an invasion by the 501st UK Garrison Star Wars group and many more… see the website for full detailsOpening TimesSchool HolidaysMonday – Sunday 10am – 5pmSchool Term Time Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pmWe suggest you allow a minimum of 4 hours for your visit
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Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My family went along for our first visit on Father's Day as my dad is very interested in space. We're all adults and have very different tastes, so finding something that we all enjoy is always difficult. However we all had a fantastic day out...More

Thank Amy T
Malika A, Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Huge thanks for visiting the National Space Centre and your 5* review. We are delighted you had a great day out and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the space centre for my husband's first fathers day with our baby, overall we really enjoyed ourselves. It was a heatwave outside so we were lucky as most people were out enjoying the weather so it was pretty quiet. There are lots of...More

Thank Steph M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved the "we are stars" film in a dome cinema. It didn't hold my daughters interest for long after though.More

Thank neilrawson15
Malika A, Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Huge thanks for visiting the National Space Centre and your feedback. Please do check out our Small Space days, that are aimed at our youngest visitors and add loads of hands on activities, to stimulate young minds and ensure engagement and enjoyment. You can use...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

There is loads of activities for young and old to do. The centre its self is massive completely blew us away anybody who is into space and finding info out about how the solar system began the 360 dome planetarium projector is definitely worth a...More

Thank Clare E
Malika A, Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Huge thanks for visiting the National Space Centre and your 5* review. We are delighted you had a great day out and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited as part of birthday treat. This centre gives a good spread of the history of space flight, technology and info re the universe. The Planetarium show is brilliant as was the space talk. We spent a good 5 hours with plenty to see to...More

Thank DaveGare
Malika A, Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Huge thanks for visiting the National Space Centre and your feedback. We do try to ensure that the UK is included in our story of our journey into space, however, we are currently developing a brand new exhibition, that should launch next year, to tell...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited last year just as Tim Peak had returned to earth and returned to use our annual ticket and see what we'd missed. Lots of exhibits and information about life in space and other interactive activities. There is also a choice of two shows...More

Thank nanz42
Malika A, Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Huge thanks for visiting the National Space Centre and your 5* review. We are delighted you had a great day out and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

£14 per adult + parking (parking on the road is free) on a normal day. Visited a few times in the past and recently went over Easter; a short 3D film was played in the dome theatre which was fun, but had it not been...More

Thank Angela T
Malika A, Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the National Space Centre and your time to offer feedback. Sorry that you didn't find much to entertain at the Centre. We do hope that the 6 interactive galleries, 42m Rocket Tower, over 150 hands on elements, a world class artefact...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The centre is packed with information and interesting facts and models. The whole time I was there was just taking pictures and creating wonderful memories. A beautiful place inside and out. I had the most amazing time there and hope to visit again sometime in...More

Thank Cookie C
Malika A, Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Huge thanks for visiting the National Space Centre and your 5* review. We are delighted you had a great day out and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to visit this venue after seeing the signs for it on the motorway some months earlier. After a 65 mile trip we arrived and were pleasantly surprised at the number of disabled parking spaces which we need as I have mobility issues and...More

Thank Peter C
Malika A, Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the National Space Centre and your time to offer feedback. Our sincere apologies that your visit was impeded by school groups. We work with schools to try to ensure that teachers and teaching assistants supervise their groups at all times. I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our third visit here. Second time with grandchildren aged 6 & 8. Still found lots to see and do. Very interactive. Planaterium show amazing. Our group was made up of 6 adults and 2 children,we all had a great time and will visit again. Wonderful...More

Thank lizzzied
Malika A, Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Huge thanks for visiting the National Space Centre and your 5* review. We are delighted you had a great day out and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Gemma B
Is it accessible for a pram?
4 June 2017|
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Response from Miss_Kirstie_Jade | Reviewed this property |
yes it is. most of the floor is flat. I encountered 1 small step. there are lifts to all of the higher floors. You will have no problem.
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Joanna C
There's 6 of us. Is it worth a £67 visit ?
26 April 2017|
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Response from xx-MissT-xx | Reviewed this property |
100% you get a free annual pass to return as many times as you want. The planetarium show is amazing you want be disappointed.
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