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National Space Centre

Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS, England
+44 116 261 0261
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Perhaps just not our thing

It costs £14 per adult and £3 to park, and I’m not sure what we got for our money. Perhaps it would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
N D
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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We loved it!! Worth the money!!

My family really enjoyed our time at the National Space Center, it was very educational and lots to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mett12
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The National Space Centre really is a visit that is out of this world. Take a journey through out themed galleries, stopping at over 150 interactive experiences! Sit back in awe in the UK’s largest planetarium as we take you on a voyage of discovery in this 360° fulldome experience. The National Space Centre is an all weather attraction for all the family. 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 hosts many exciting weekend events, including astronomy evenings, movie themed events, astronaut visits, even special Star Wars, LEGO and Time Lord weekends and many more… see the website for full details Opening Times: School Holidays Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00 School Term Time Monday – Friday 10:00– 16:00 Saturday and Sunday 10:00– 17:00 (please check the website before visiting to ensure we are open). We suggest you allow a minimum of 4 hours for your visit
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  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It costs £14 per adult and £3 to park, and I’m not sure what we got for our money. Perhaps it would have been better if we had had children with us, but I’m a little old to get excited by turning the wheel or...More

Thank N D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family really enjoyed our time at the National Space Center, it was very educational and lots to do. My children ages 5-9 really enjoyed learning about the stars and what astronauts get up to in space including how they wash and brush their teeth....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Space Centre is a must see for those science and space lovers. The first thing we saw when getting there was the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium as the show was just about to begin. The planetarium experience was out of this world, great...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really recommend the visit, plenty to do and well organised. We went with friend, four adults and our two children one 17 years old female and a 15 year old boy. Both found the experience really interesting and there was plenty to do to keep...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the Saturday of the May bank holiday here with the family! Kids loved the interactive centres with thoughtful design in mind. Fantastic they have actual rockets and items that have been to space and back! Planetarium was our highlight and well presented.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is good. Good for kids. I like this place because it is innovative. Just visit this place with kids so they gets better idea about space and astronaut.

Thank Ellieny20
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As it was Easter holidays it was quite busy . The children were fascinated with the exhibitions and the planetarium. The cafe was very busy but the staff opened another section for people to eat in and it was fine. The food was not cheap...More

Thank janedury1947
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our Nephew here a few weeks ago for a day out. Overall we were really impressed. There was a lot to do so our Nephew didn’t know where to go first or what to do next. Very educational and was amazing to include...More

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Malika A, Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the National Space Centre and taking time to offer feedback. Hang on to your receipt to be able to upgrade to the FREE Annual Pass and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my husband and four kids age three months to nine years old. We were able to get a year pass at no extra cost, I think this was to do with the booking online. I actually was not expecting much but was...More

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Malika A, Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this attraction recently with a group (Eagle Society). Our entry was professionally managed and we were booked into the Planetarium for a specific time which was great. Enjoyed the attraction, there was plenty to see and lots of the exhibits were interactive. There...More

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Malika A, Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the National Space Centre and taking time to offer feedback. Both the Blue Streak and Thor Able rockets are indeed real (neither are copies). The second deck of the Rocket Tower has previously been a classroom, so not open to the...More

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emily675
May 15, 2018|
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On your booking confirmation you will find a link to lots of key stage specific downloadable trails. You can print these in advance and plan your route via your learning needs.
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Shell C
April 2, 2018|
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This is completely up to you. We are Stars is an animated full dome show, with lots of Science content, but also the wow factor of the fulldome technology. The Tour of the Night Sky is a traditional presenter led astronomy... More
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Shell C
April 2, 2018|
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Response from Malika A | Property representative |
This is completely up to you. We are Stars is an animated full dome show, with lots of Science content, but also the wow factor of the fulldome technology. The Tour of the Night Sky is a traditional presenter led astronomy... More
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