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interesting particularly for kids

It was interesting to see pieces of history and information about space, I felt it could be... read more

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upsonn
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Interesting but geared more to children

Whilst on a long weekend in Leicestershire my wife and I visited the National Space Centre. An... read more

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Reviewed today via mobile

Fantastic few hours at the Leicester National space centre Enjoyed by all ages including pensioners So much to see you need all day

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andy W
Reviewed yesterday

It was interesting to see pieces of history and information about space, I felt it could be improved by more stuff for adults but this may reflect the visitorsMore

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank upsonn
prmillington, Public Relations Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting the National Space Centre and taking time to offer feedback. As an educational charity we do focus on a lot of content for schools, children and families. Please visit our website and look out for our Space Lates events. These have...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Whilst on a long weekend in Leicestershire my wife and I visited the National Space Centre. An ideal visit length is about four hours. We had hoped it would be fairly quiet on a December Monday but there were hoards of noisy children there touching...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TonyRomsey
prmillington, Public Relations Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting the National Space Centre and taking time to offer feedback. Our S.I.M. ride is currently unavailable due to a technical fault. We are working hard to fix the issue and hope to have it up and running as soon as possible....More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited numerous times last year as our 8 year old loves the space centre. Each time we visited there were different activities to join in . We have just renewed our membership and plan many more visits in the future

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Liz W
prmillington, Public Relations 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 3 days ago

Really good place to visit with the kids. On busy days it gets very crowded but I would still recommend a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shuttlewood2014
prmillington, Public Relations 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 3 days ago

Excellent place for a day out, lots to entertain our large family group, 17 of us from 3 - 72 years old! Planetarium was wonderful, but for me the highlight of the visit was seeing the Blue Streak rocket. When built this contained high precision...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank oldroydonian
prmillington, Public Relations 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. It's particularly great to hear about the age range of your group and your personal...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Predominantly aimed at a 5 to 12 year old sort of audience. That's the most important audience to target, but would have preferred if it was just a little more suited to all age groups. When we were there the whole place was completely overrun...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DonHG
prmillington, Public Relations Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting the National Space Centre and taking time to offer feedback. As an educational charity we do focus on a lot of content for schools, children and families. Please visit our website and look out for our Space Lates events. These have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good for about 4 hours. Lots of stuff to interact with and they have regular themed events.well worth getting the annual pass if you are local.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ash H
prmillington, Public Relations Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting the National Space Centre and taking time to offer feedback. We are delighted you had a great day out and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

liked planetarium most. worth seeing.enjoyed the whole visit.cheap car park and cheap place to eat. just fine for spending an educating family day indoors.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Agava82
prmillington, Public Relations Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting the National Space Centre and taking time to offer feedback. We are delighted you had a great day out and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here as a group of friends were visiting for the weekend. Honestly don't know why I've not been before but I am already planning my return! The film in the planetarium was magnificent! The interactive stations were well thought out and informative! I can't...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 997kezm
prmillington, Public Relations Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 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.

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Steven G
24 November 2018|
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Response from HuiM60 | Reviewed this property |
£15 for adults, £12 for kids over 5, once you buy the ticket you will also get a free 12 month annual pass. Enjoy.
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Steph2618
1 November 2018|
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Response from ljfreer | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is heated. We went last month and there were a lot of people carrying their coats or jackets. I can't say for sure though. I haven't been during winter yet.
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AHA2008
17 October 2018|
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Response from Malika A | Property representative |
Depends on which Centre Park you are visiting. I had a look on Google Maps and the closest seems to be Sherwood Forest, which is around an hour away.
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