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Exhibition:Return of the Garrison at National Space Centre

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Exhibition, Sat 4 - Sun 5 Jul 2020, £12.50-£15.50

National Space Centre

National Space Centre


Exploration Drive,


Join us in a galaxy far, far away...

On 20 May 1980 The Empire Strikes Back opened in the UK, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1980. It is often voted as the number one Star Wars movie of all time by fans and many regard it as a rare example of a sequel that transcends the original.

Over the past 15 years, the Centre, along with the 501st UK Garrison, Rebel Legion, Galactic Academy, Mandalorian Mercs, R2 Builders Club, Isle of Wight Prop Crew, Silver Sabres and special guests, has raised money for important charities.

Activities Include...

• Costume Characters
• Exhibition
• Hyperspace Hypermarket
• Parade
• Talks
• Workshops
• Craft Sessions


Little People UK

We are proud to be working with Warwick Davis to support Little People UK (Charity number – 1151829) through this event.

Little People UK was co-founded in January 2012 by actor Warwick Davis, his wife Samantha and a group of individuals with the same goal; to offer friendship and support to people with dwarfism, their families and friends, and help build a positive future for those individuals.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 4 - Sun 5 Jul 2020 10:00 to 17:00 10:00 to 17:00


Adult: £15.50
Child: £12.50
Concession (60+, NUS, Disabled): £12.50
Under Fives: Free



See location of National Space Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 587065  Lat: 52.65306 Long: -1.13370

By Road: 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.

By Train: Eat Midlands Trains and Cross Country Trains serve Leicester Station. From here you can either take a bus or 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.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 4.8 km from Leicester station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed