National Space Centre

In a nutshell

Make your own discoveries at the National Space Centre. Explore UK’s largest planetarium, rocket tower, six interactive galleries and 3D SIM ride.


Exploration Drive, Leicester, Leicestershire LE4 5NS

Contact details

Tel: 0116 261 0261

Activity type

Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres, Science and Technology

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(2 adults and 2 children (5-16 years))

National Space Centre details...

The award winning National Space Centre in Leicestershire is an out of this world experience for the whole family!

With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, world unique 3D SIM ride and iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, there really is something for everybody to enjoy.

The Centre hosts many special event weekends including celebrations and evening events looking at the night sky. There are also regular home schooling days. School holiday periods include workshops and talks and advanced booking is advised.

Take advantage of the on-site parking (charges apply), café, shop and all the facilities you would expect from a world class attraction. An all-weather day out in the heart of the UK, just follow the rocket signs from the M1 and M69.

Opening times are Monday to Sunday, 10am –4pm. Under 5s have free entry.

See the National Space Centre website for details of events, family workshops, home schooling days and toddler sessions.





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