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With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, the award-winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience.

PLEASE NOTE: The National Space Centre is closed on 27th November.

Open Today 10:00 - 16:00

What's on

Wild Wild West 20th Anniversary Screening

22 November 2019

Enjoy a wiki-wiki-wa-wa-west evening with Captain James T. West

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Chap Hop and Cheese

23 November 2019

A night of chap hop, science and cheese!

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Steampunks in Space 2019

23 - 24 November 2019

The Steampunks are back! Or maybe they never left… who knows with time travel?

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Museum Shop Sunday

01 December 2019

Get creative and support local independent makers.

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Small Space Santa Special

20 December 2019

Come along and enjoy songs, stories, games and the whole Centre for the under 5s to explore.

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Home Education Day

17 January 2020

A day dedicated to home educated children and their families

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Space Lates – The Next Frontiers in Astronomy

18 January 2020

Space Lates is an evening created for people who want to know more

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Science of the Time Lords

25 - 26 January 2020

Time to discover the science behind one of the world’s most popular TV franchises, if you can come out from…

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Ghost 30th Anniversary Screening

15 February 2020

A love that will last forever.

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Annual Pass Christmas Gift Package

An Annual Pass to the National Space Centre can offer a full year of exciting days out, for one simple…

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Looking for the perfect gift package this Christmas? Give the gift of space…

Annual Pass Christmas gift packages are now available to purchase.

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Recent Blog Post:

Leonid Meteor Shower 2019

15/11/2019Written by Tamela Maciel

In 2019, the Leonids peak on the 17th and 18th November, with up to 15 meteors per hour.

NASA has discovered that Neptune's two innermost moons orbit the planet in a "dance of avoidance". Naiad's orbit is tilted and perfectly timed. Every time it passes the slower-moving Thalassa, the two are about 2,200 miles (3,540 kilometers) apart. http://ow.ly/JShA50xc4PU