National Space Centre

National Space Centre
Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS
  • Telephone 0116 258 2111
  • Email
  • Website www.spacecentre.co.uk
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Explore all things space at this centre where visitors can learn more about everything from astronauts to astronomy. You can also see one of the only known Soyuz spacecraft in Western Europe, a Digistar 3 dome cinema and a planetarium. Plus, there's an on-site restaurant, in case you get hungry.

Events at this venue

There are 7 events at this location

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Apollo 10: Almost There

Learn how Charlie Brown and Snoopy nearly landed on the Moon and enjoy space-related activities.

Sat 25 May

0116 258 2111

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 26 May

0116 258 2111

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 27 May

0116 258 2111

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 6 more dates until 2 Jun

Apollo 10: The Team Who Got Us to the Moon

Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, with a reunion of some of the team that made it happen, as well as a screening of Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo.

Sat 18 May

£15–£30 / 0116 258 2111

Darkside: The Pink Floyd Show

Tribute to Pink Floyd from singer Faye Brookes' band, with period film clips, projected images and a laser light show all helping to recreate their legendary live performances.

Fri 12 Jul

0116 258 2111

  • 18:30 – 23:00

The FAB Worlds of Anderson

Meet the Thunderbirds stars (puppet and human), see the sets, discover the techniques and find out how Gerry, Sylvia and their team created some of the best loved shows of all time.

Sat 15 Jun

0116 258 2111

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 16 Jun

0116 258 2111

  • 10:00 – 17:00

First Man

  • 5 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 18min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Corey Stoll, Claire Foy
  • UK release: 12 October 2018

Biopic of the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong (Gosling), with subtle and unshowy performances from Gosling and from Foy as his no-BS wife Jan. An intimate and moving character drama with raw and visceral space-peril thrills and a hero whose fame rests on modesty, curiosity and problem-solving purposefulness.

Sat 27 Apr

0116 258 2111

Preceded by a Q&A with Rick Armstrong, Neil Armstrong's son.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • 2005
  • US/UK
  • 1h 50min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Garth Jennings
  • Cast: Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel, Mos Def, Sam Rockwell, Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor, John Malkovich, Alan Rickman, Warwick Davis

First time feature director Jennings has moulded Douglas Adams' screenplay (written shortly before his premature death in 2001) into an incredibly good looking film. Arthur Dent (Freeman) escapes Earth's demolition with his alien friend Ford Prefect (Def) by hitching a ride with the Vogons, only to be rescued by joyriding…

Sat 25 May

£6 / 0116 258 2111

  • 18:30 – 22:30

Revenge of the Fifth

Join the Dark Side of the Force for a Star Wars party. With Star Wars-themed music, art, science, fashion and food and optional film screening.

Sun 5 May

£10–£16 / 0116 258 2111

  • 19:00 – 23:30

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