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National Space Centre

Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS, England
+44 116 261 0261
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My son aged 9 had a great 3hours exploring this place!! The planetarium show was out of this... read more

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PaulMarc
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Excellent

Well worth a visit spent ages there. Terrified myself going up to the top in the lift. Excellent... read more

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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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Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS, England
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My son aged 9 had a great 3hours exploring this place!! The planetarium show was out of this world!! We saw “we are all made of stars”. Everything was very hands on And interactive. My Son look led looking for The Alain names And satellites....More

Thank PaulMarc
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Reviewed today via mobile

Well worth a visit spent ages there. Terrified myself going up to the top in the lift. Excellent service wonderful day

Thank Audrey N
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Reviewed today

A fabulous activity for children and adults! So much to see and learn. There is a lot of interactive exhibits- which make this a lot of fun. The absolute must is the planetarium. We saw the show with the interactive buttons and live commentary. The...More

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Reviewed today

A little gem this place! Wonderful displays, events and screenings about all aspects of space science and exploration. Plenty of parking, and all at a resonable price. They often has special exhibitions going on to celebrate important landmarks that are worth looking out for. Great...More

Thank James S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is great - no need to go to the States to see some space stuff! A must see exhibit that would probably benefit for further investment and expansion. Star show is also very good - and gives that "deep immersed" experience that cannot be...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great day out. parking was £3 then admin to centre .lots of activities for the family to do, fun for the full day . A enjoyable show to be seen which last 30 mins about the formation of the earth/ galaxy .cafeteria was rather expensive...More

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I really didn't know what to expect from our visit but I was very pleasantly surprised. We booked our tickets online a week or so beforehand and also booked the show at the same time. This was great as we didn't have to join a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great family day out. Lots of interactive bits for the kids to have a go on. One of the interactive sections is really hard to do with kids as the microphone isn't working both times we have been but as long as there is an...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I wrote on here back in January we all went to The National Space Centre in Leicester for Tylahs 8th birthday. We were really down when got there as it weren't very accessible which is odd as it's so spacious but alot of queues and...More

1  Thank Natalie P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Make sure you go to the 3d cinema, (no extra cost) its amazing. Then take your time to see everything. Very educational, a lot of reading, rammed with info. Higher floors were very hot as we went during the heatwave anyway. Not too bad to...More

Thank Romagirl327
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emma041282
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Response from Mike I | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I would say so. Didn’t take one myself but there seemed to be a few about.
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Megan E
27 July 2018|
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Response from MaxP53 | Reviewed this property |
Hi We were there for about 4-5 hours, however, as they do an offer for future visits, I’d recommend spreading the tour over two days (the children - aged 2 and 4 were getting tired). Hope this helps
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