Open Today 10:00 - 16:00
Child (5 - 16)* £12.00
Under 5 FREE
Parking (all day) £3.00
and upgrade to FREE annual pass
Child (5-16) £12.00
Under 5 FREE
Parking (all day ) £3.00
*Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Concession; over 60, Student (NUS card required), Disability. Parking for a full day is just £3.
19th - 23th December: 10:00 – 16:00
24th & 26th December: Closed
27th - 30th December: 10:00 – 17:00
31st December: 10:00 – 16:00
1st January: Closed
2nd January: 10:00 – 17:00
For some special events, we are also open in the evening, check the Calendar for details!
If you require a personal assistant to access the Centre, free Carer tickets are available upon arrival (cannot be purchased in advance). DLA, PIP, Blue Badge or similar are required for a free Carer ticket.
Please Note: Free carer tickets are not available on free under 5s tickets.
How to find us
National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS
The National Space Centre is located just off the A6, two miles north of Leicester City Centre, midway between Leicester’s inner and outer ring roads.
Brown road signs with a distinctive rocket logo will direct you from the arterial routes around Leicester.
We have over 400 parking spaces in our car park, including 23 enhanced accessibility spaces, charged at £3 pay and display for the whole day.
First Bus 54 runs every 10 mins throughout the day Monday to Saturday and every 20 mins on Sunday running from 9.30am.
The bus stop is only 2 minutes’ walk away from the National Space Centre.
East Midland Trains and Cross Country Trains serve Leicester Station. From here you can either take a bus or a taxi to the National Space Centre.
First bus 54 runs every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 20 minutes on Sunday from Charles Street, a short walk from the station.
Park & Ride
The National Space Centre, Abbey Pumping Station and Dock all now have their very own Park and Ride bus stop. Just head to the Birstall Park and Ride site and hop on a bus to us.
The stop is on Abbey Lane, opposite ASDA supermarket and just a short walk to the Centre (just look for the Rocket Tower). The Park and Ride option is a great option for special events, wet school holiday days and when the 400 spaces in our car park are full.
Birstall Park & Ride Site, Loughborough Rd, Leicester LE4 4NP
Hotels & Accommodation
Hotel Maiyango is a stunning 14 bedroom boutique hotel setting a new standard in city centre accommodation in the heart of Leicester. The contemporary rooms and suite provide the relaxed luxury surroundings whether it is for a business stay over or a romantic weekend escape.
The Stay Play Explore Family short break is a fantastic break that families of all ages are sure to enjoy.
For just £149* a family of 2 adults and 2 children can visit any 3 of 10 exciting attractions, including the National Space Centre, and enjoy overnight accommodation including breakfast at a choice of 4 star family friendly hotels.
* During Bank Holiday weekends there is a premium rate of £159 charged for this break for 2 adults and 2 childrenSee More