National Space Centre

National Space Centre


The National Space Centre has recently been voted as the UK’s Large Visitor Attraction of the year and makes for one of the most immersive day out experiences throughout Leicester. Here you’ll find six different zones which boasts over 150 interactive displays, you can then move onwards and upwards through the centre, taking a glass lift past three floors over forty two meters. This lift will then drop you off at the Rocket Tower where you can learn about the space race and explore the planetarium and space theatre.

One standout feature at the centre is the Human Spaceflight: Lunar Base 2025. Here you and your children can put your mental and physical ability to become one of the world’s few future astronauts. You can then finish off your Space adventure by experiencing the 3D simulator which will take you on a mission through space!


Guide Prices

Ticket Type Ticket Tariff
Adult £14.00
Child (5-16) £11.00
Under 5 FREE
Parking (all day)    £3.00

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

National Space Centre
Exploration Drive

+44 (0) 845 605 2001

Opening Times

Day Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 16:00 *
Wednesday 10:00 16:00 *
Thursday 10:00 16:00 *
Friday 10:00 16:00 *
Saturday 10:00 17:00 *
Sunday 10:00 17:00 *

Open Mondays from February, except 8th Feb, 7th and 14th March, 20th June and 4th July.

The National Space Centre will close at 3pm on the following dates: 14th May, 20th August, 10th Spetember and 17th September.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change