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National Space Centre

Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS, England
+44 116 261 0261
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Great day out

We visited on a Sunday with our 8 year old son. It was quite busy but we had pre booked online so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Princess77EMR
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Fantastic day out for ages

We visited at on a sunday at the end of half term with 7 & 10 yr old. Arrived at 11 and left at... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Laura H
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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 2 days ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday with our 8 year old son. It was quite busy but we had pre booked online so only had a short wait. We paid £39 for the 3 of us & received an annual pass at no extra charge. The...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited at on a sunday at the end of half term with 7 & 10 yr old. Arrived at 11 and left at 4:30, could have spent much longer and will definitely take advantage of the annual pass to visit again. Top features for...More

Thank Laura H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bought this as a Christmas gift for my partner and her sister, we chose to go in Feb as the sir Patrick Moore planetarium was being upgraded! Great place for families with children who are old enough to enjoy it! We were unfortunate that there...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I went to the Cosmic Valentine event. I must say that we were somewhat diappointed with the package received. This was recommended to us by friends based on their visit the previous year. The beef was tasteless. The staff were not attentive...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited with a group of children aged 14, 8, 6, 3, and 1 on a Saturday. We spent 6 hours and there was something for everyone. The queue to get in was only a few minutes with prebook. The planetarium was excellent (even the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited the National Space Centre on a fairly busy half term morning but that by no means spoiled the day. The overwhelming variety of exhibits, photographs, information and real life rockets were fascinating and made for a fantastic day out!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Set off early to get here around opening time and at 10.15 the car park was already nearly full, although we did go during half term so a lot of parents probably looking for something inside to amuse the kids. Definitely recommend to buy your...More

1  Thank Jon C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our day out at the space centre. Lots to do and see and really interesting facts and information. We would come back.

Thank Luke T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If u go in half term pre-book tickets or you will be waiting light years to get in. Very busy with young kids in half term, I have been previously in term and was much better to see everything properly. No space junk food in...More

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Malika A, Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the National Space Centre and taking time to offer feedback. Definitely use the FREE Annual Pass to come back on a bright sunny day (we are very quiet then ;-) )

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid online for tickets and did not wait to get in even though the schools were off. Arrived at 1030hrs and pre booked for the planetarium which was an amazing experience even for our 5 year old grandson. The tickets are valid for a...More

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Malika A, Manager at National Space Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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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Mystery_Critics
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Response from Tabby456 | Reviewed this property |
no there isn't which is slightly disappointing.
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Response from mikefogg | Reviewed this property |
Not sure whether it is good for the ages you have mentioned
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Helen T
2 February 2018|
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Response from esj1342 | Reviewed this property |
I’d say 8 plus. Definitely better for older children.
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