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National Space Centre, Leicester
Categories: Science Museums, Museums
At National Space Centre, discover the mysterious universe beyond Earth's atmosphere. The result of a partnership between the University of Leicester's Space Research Center and the British government, the space center offers six galleries containing about 150 interactive experiences related to space flight, astronomy, and cosmology. Take in a show, which is included in your admission ticket, in the award-winning, 360-degree planetarium. Afterward, head into the 42 m (138 ft) Rocket Tower to see real rockets and significant artifacts from the history of space exploration. You can learn about the workings of outer space and the planetary system through exhibits, but make sure you leave time for the 3-D space-flight simulation. Arrange to visit National Space Centre and other attractions in Leicester using our Leicester trip builder.
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I had the distinct opportunity to be in a conference dinner in the National Space Center in Leicester. I spend a nice time there, knowing facts about the history of space exploration and the English p... read more »
Really impressed with the space centre. Lots of interactive displays for the kids and adults to try. The kids followed the training plan towards the end of the visit and thoroughly enjoyed attempting ... read more »
Nice day, children enjoyed their day but not a huge amount to get excited about for adults. Would probably not return, once you've done it it's done.
I wasn't sure what to expect before visiting. But this place is fantastic. I'm not sure who enjoyed it more, my 2 year old daughter or me. There's plenty for small or big kids to do. The ISS training base is definitely for the slightly older kids. Lots of educational areas and a really great Planetarium, don't miss that. Having lunch in the cafe underneath a rocket booster which the kids can periodically "launch" was great.
Great Museum and a lot of historic pieces. If you want a Space Centre where there is no other like it then go here. The Space Centre has original objects and items that are unique and have been into outer space, not just replicas. Interesting details about the exhibit dot the area. The interactive games are usually extremely busy, so be prepared for a long wait. Quite a few of the exhibits were either out of order or non existent too, which was a shame. If you buy a ticket, get the year pass too which was free with the entry tickets. Overall a good experience and happy to go again in the future.
Daniel Da Rocha
A great museum. There is so much to see. The whole lot is pretty much intuitive. It is well designed, displayed and explained and also very interesting. The highlight of the visit was the planetarium. We watched a show/documentary called Stars explaining were we come from. Great science explanation and animation. Just Great. A must visit and a must see.
We went to see Robin Ince play here. The show was in the planetarium which made for a great atmosphere. The staff were really helpful, the parking was great and it was easy to find. I will definitely be returning during the day to see what else is on offer.
A brilliantly interactive educational museum for young and old. Everyone can learn something here. great facilities. planetarium was amazing. food was ok but the milkshakes are awesome! the whole family loved the day out.
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