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Your Journey Starts Here

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: Booking in advance is ESSENTIAL (including Annual Pass holders).

Open Today 10:00 - 1700

We have reduced capacity to support visitor and staff safety

Booking in advance is essential (including Annual Pass holders)

We promote the wearing of masks to protect yourselves and others throughout the Centre

If you are feeling unwell, please stay at home

Our team are here to help

Travellers’ Choice Winner

We’re over the moon to be voted a Travellers’ Choice Winner, putting our Leicester based charity in the top 10% of attractions in the world.

What's on

Galaxies Assemble

16 - 31 October 2021

This October Half Term join our Discovery team to learn more about how the Webb Telescope will fundamentally alter our…

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Space Lates – World Space Week

08 October 2021

Space Lates is an evening created for people who want to know more – those who have an interest in…

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Robin Ince – The Importance of Being Interested

05 November 2021

An evening with comedian, writer, broadcaster and human, Robin Ince.

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Steampunks in Space

20 - 21 November 2021

A celebration of steam-powered science fiction.

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War of the Worlds Dinner

20 November 2021

Enjoy a steam-powered celebration with food and music.

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Space Crafts

18 September 2021

Discover fun Space Crafts and downloadable resources.

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See more events happening at the Space Centre!

mascot Look Right Down

Recent Blog Post:


25/08/2021Written by Alex Thompson

The key facts about the seventh planet from the Sun.

Uranus taken by Voyager 2 Credit: NASA/JPL

🚀#OnThisDay in 1980 Cuban cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez became the first person of African heritage in space.