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National Space Centre Leicester

National Space Centre Leicester


Exploration Drive,


The National Space Centre is situated in the heart of the UK, with easy access from all major arterial routes. Follow the distinctive brown rocket signs and park in one of over 400 spaces, or bespoke coach park. Begin you day with a member of our Space Crew meeting you upon arrival and fast tracking you through the ticketing process and any queues.

Enjoy six hands-on galleries, over 150 interactive challenges, the UK’s largest Planetarium and discover the amazing history of space exploration, past, present and future in air conditioned comfort free from any issues with the British weather. A full or half day can be planned to include a 30 minute planetarium show, lunch beneath giant rockets and of course a trip to the well-stocked gift shop.

Mercury Mission Package:
Entry to the galleries
Fast track entry
Free coach driver entry
Free coach parking
Free organiser entry

If you visit during term-time, it shall be £8.50 per person and during school holidays/weekends it is £9.00 per person.

Jupiter Mission Package
Entry to the galleries
3D SIM Ride
Planetarium show
Fast track entry
Free coach driver entry
Free coach parking
Free organiser entry

If you visit during term-time, it shall be £9.00 per person and during school holidays/weekends it is £10.00 per person.

Why bring your group to the National Space Centre:

Fast track admission
Discounted entry
Free coach parking
Free driver entry
Space Crew member to meet and greet the group
Pre-ordered meals service
Additional workshops available
Wheelchair loan
Free familiarisation visits for group organisers

Located in the East Midlands in the heart of the country, the National Space Centre is easily accessible from all the major routes, just follow the distinct brown rocket signs.

*To qualify for this groups package bookings must be made in advance and is subject to availability (T&C apply).

Coach park: Onsite

Drop off: Adjacent to car park

Driver: Free entry

Visit hrs: 3

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 welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedHearing Accessibility FacilitiesVisual Accessibility Facilities


Group rates for groups of 15 or more people: £10.00

Requirements: 15 people to qualify as a group booking and a 20% deposit needs to be paid when booking.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 12 Feb Cosmic Valentine
Mon 14 Feb Film Club - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Sat 12 - Sun 13 Mar Brickish Weekend


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.

By Bus: 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.

By 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

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
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Hearing Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities
  • Visual Accessibility FacilitiesVisual Accessibility Facilities