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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.


Open Today 10:00 - 16:00

The National Space Centre is developing a brand new ticketing hall and welcome gallery. From 06 April to mid-July our main entrance will undergo some building work. During this period there will be an alternative entrance and our Tranquillity Base and 3D SIM ride will be closed. For more information and to follow our transformation, visit our facebook page

What's on

May The Fourth

04 May 2018

An evening with The Force

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Small Space Day with OKIDO

11 May 2018

OKIDO are coming to join us for a day of Toddler Fun at the National Space Centre.

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Film Club – Armageddon

12 May 2018

Sit back in the newly refurbished Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium to see if Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck can save…

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The Mighty Thor

26 May 2018 - 03 June 2018

Join our Mission Commanders, as we celebrate 60 years of our very own “Mighty Thor”.

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World Gin Day

09 June 2018

The National Space Centre is hosting an adult only Taste of Science evening dedicated to and celebrating gin!

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Return of the Garrison

23 - 24 June 2018

The ultimate fan and family celebration of a galaxy far far away!

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See more events happening at the Space Centre!

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Recent Blog Post:

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2018

20/04/2018Written by Tamela Maciel

In 2018, the Lyrids peak in the pre-dawn morning of 22 April, with 10 to 20 meteors per hour.