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With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, unique 3D Simulator Experience and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, the award-winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience.


Open Today 10:00 - 16:00

Planetarium Upgrade

Our Planetarium will be closed between the 11th December and 10th February due to an upgrade of the projection system. Your ticket will be upgraded to an annual pass and you will receive a voucher upon arrival to see a show, in our newly improved planetarium on a return visit.

What's on

Christmas in Space

11 December 2017 - 31 January 2018

Santa has brought you an extra special gift this Christmas, with added space!

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Small Space Santa Special 2017

22 December 2017

Come along and enjoy a special Christmas Small Space Day, with songs, stories, games and the whole Centre for the…

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Science of the Time Lords

27 - 28 January 2018

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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Space Lates January

13 January 2018

As the cold and dark nights get colder and darker, lets make the most of amazing astronomy and indoor science…

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Cosmic Valentine 2018

10 February 2018

The National Space Centre is hosting a very special evening dedicated to love.

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Brickish Weekend 2018

03 - 04 March 2018

A weekend dedicated to LEGO©, the iconic colourful plastic brick.

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The LEGO Batman Movie

03 March 2018

He’s LEGO Batman. He only wears black or sometimes very very dark grey and now he has his own movie.

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See more events happening at the Space Centre!

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Recent Blog Post:

Geminid Meteor Shower 2017

11/12/2017Written by Tamela Maciel

In 2017, the Geminids peak on the 13th and 14th December, with a visible rate of about 75 meteors an hour.