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Address: Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS, England
Phone Number: 0116 261 0261
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Description: The National Space Centre was voted Large Visitor Attraction of the Year...
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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Great place, just dont go is school holidays

Like the title says, the place is really fascinating and there is loads to look at, but be aware that there tends to be a lot of children running around in excitement which can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Like the title says, the place is really fascinating and there is loads to look at, but be aware that there tends to be a lot of children running around in excitement which can temper the experience a little.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have been a few times, mainly on the Star Wars days. my 4 year old really likes it. It is good value for money if you live nearby, and intend to use it regularly.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The children were entertained by the interactive displays and the short film show. The adults were fascinated with the information and exhibits of space objects and the scientific experiments in conjunction with Leicester University Science Department.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We took our son to enjoy the Star Wars event day for his birthday We were pleasantly surprised to see so many characters and so many Star Wars related things The space centre was very informative and we enjoyed our visit

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Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent value for money (concessions rate) and included the Planetarium showing. Well worth a visit but try to avoid going in school term time as it was overrun with enthusiastic school children in their hundreds. Minus point is there is only pay & display parking for visitors???

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The space rocket housing has become a landmark in the Leicestershire skyline and whilst school groups use it regularly I haven't used it until this week when I took a group of EFL students there for the morning. Their highlight was the planetarium. The exhibits were good but they became too much for learners of English even thought they were... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Not being an avid space enthusiast I didn't know how I would like this attraction but as it was a rainy day in Leicester I visited with my husband. I was pleasantly surprised. There is a lot to see and do and we spent a full day there. There is a lot to learn and a lot of reading but... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We went again today for the Star Wars charity event. It was brilliant. As usual the place is well run, staff very friendly and professional, toilets were clean and working and the food was good. If you get the chance this place really is well worth a visit with kids of any age. Lots of interactive stuff and lots of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Just got home from our visit and can honestly say we were a bit disappointed and our six hour round trip wasn't really worth it. The centre is fairly big but felt quite empty once inside and would benefit from more exhibits. The exhibits they do have, on the whole, are good although several of the interactive displays were broken... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The new look space centre is well worth a look, it makes you feel out of this world with the Russan space craft in the foyer, it seemed to make your eyes open up and think wow. It was our first time to go there and we will go back and spend more time in the centre. I do watch... More 

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Address: Address: Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS, England
Phone Number: 0116 261 0261
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