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National Space Centre

Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS, England
+44 116 261 0261
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An out of this world experience

We were visiting the area and wanted something indoors to do/see, as the weather was atrocious. We... read more

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185neily
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Brilliant

Visited with my 11 year old son and his friend , we all had a great time lots to do and see , loved... read more

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Rebecacaj35
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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The National Space Centre really is a visit that is out of this world. Take a journey through out themed galleries, stopping at over 150 interactive experiences! Sit back in awe in the UK’s largest planetarium as we take you on a voyage of discovery in this 360° fulldome experience. The National Space Centre is an all weather attraction for all the family. On site we have over 400 parking spaces, restaurant, shop and all the facilities you would expect from a world class attraction. The National Space Centre hosts many exciting weekend events, including astronomy evenings, movie themed events, astronaut visits, even special Star Wars, LEGO and Time Lord weekends and many more… see the website for full details Opening Times: School Holidays Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00 School Term Time Monday – Friday 10:00– 16:00 Saturday and Sunday 10:00– 17:00 (please check the website before visiting to ensure we are open). We suggest you allow a minimum of 4 hours for your visit
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Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were visiting the area and wanted something indoors to do/see, as the weather was atrocious. We had been advised that the Space centre was ‘geared towards children really” but decided to give it a look-in anyway. It doesn’t look much from the car park...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited with my 11 year old son and his friend , we all had a great time lots to do and see , loved the planetarium show “we are stars” will definitely be returning.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Been here a couple of times, and trying to find an excuse to go back with our grandson who will love it (its a bit far for a day trip for us). Great planetarium, real rockets and plenty to see.

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Malika A, Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Huge thanks for visiting the National Space Centre and your 5* review. We are delighted you had a great day out and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I attended here with a friend back in January for a Science Of The Timelords event. The place was decked out with outfits from the shows, you could have your photo taken with actors from the show or get their autographs. You could purchase all...More

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Malika A, Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Huge thanks for visiting the National Space Centre and your 5* review. We love the Science of the Time Lords event, especially the amazing fan community coming out and looking fantastic! We are delighted you had a great day out and look forward to welcoming...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited here on Fri 13th April with our daughter & 9 yr old granddaughter & had a great day. We saw a show called 'we are stars', very entertaining & interesting. There was loads to do, very hands on, which our granddaughter loved. We spent...More

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Malika A, Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Huge thanks for visiting the National Space Centre and your 5* review (even on Friday the 13th!) ;-) We are delighted you had a great day out and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect, especially when you go anywhere with a 13 year old and a 10 year old. A full day spent here, plenty to do for all ages, was busy as it was the holidays. Very good value, now have an annual...More

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Malika A, Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Huge thanks for visiting the National Space Centre and your 5* review. We are delighted you had a great day out and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited with my daughter and 17 month old grandson, car park very busy and queues to purchase car park ticket, had to use temporary entrance as work being done, but online ticket entry was very quick. Lots to see and do, loved the ‘we are...More

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Malika A, Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting the National Space Centre and taking time to offer feedback. We are sorry you felt the cost of items in the shop were expensive. I am sure you appreciate that as a small independent charity in receipt of no funding, our...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good place to go lot's of good things to do including the weather and the tour of the night sky. The tour of the night sky was very good and interesting you can also vote to see what constellation you can learn about and planet....More

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Malika A, Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting the National Space Centre and taking time to offer feedback. The National Space Centre is developing a brand new ticketing hall and welcome gallery. During this period there will be an alternative entrance and our Tranquillity Base and 3D SIM ride...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sadly it has seen better days. The idea was great but it’s very well used and extremely busy. I’m glad I went if only to say I have.More

Thank lindaphoenix
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Malika A, Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting the National Space Centre and taking time to offer feedback. We have redeveloped nearly every area of the Centre over the last 16 years, with brand new galleries, exhibitions, artefacts, interactive elements and, of course, updating the scientific discoveries and new...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We last went here nine years ago and have wanted to go again ever since, eight year old daughter and a Easter holiday time seemed a good idea, it wasn't. We made the mistake of getting there lunch time and boy was it busy. The...More

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Malika A, Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting the National Space Centre and taking time to offer feedback. On wet days, Bank Holidays (especially wet ones) and the February and October school holiday periods the Centre is extremely busy. We try very hard to communicate this on our website,...More

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