National Space Centre

National Space Centre
Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS
  • Telephone 0116 258 2111
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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 9 events at this location

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Chap Hop & Cheese

A special night of chap hop, science and cheese.

Sat 23 Nov

£15 (including cheese buffet) / 0116 258 2111

  • 19:00 – 23:00

Family Halloween Party with Shaun the Sheep

Thanks for our friends Aardman and Studiocanal, we will be joined by some very special guests this Halloween. The National Space Centre is home to the Ministry of Alien Detection from A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmaggedon. The team are on the look out for Shaun, who they believe may have been involved in an alien…

Tue 26 Nov

£8–£10 / 0116 258 2111


  • 1990
  • US
  • 2h 6min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Jerry Zucker
  • Written by: Bruce Joel Rubin
  • Cast: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg

Death doth part happy couple Swayze and Moore when the former falls victim to a late-night mugging. Not content merely to pass on, however, he returns to try and get back in touch with his wife via medium Goldberg (who won an Oscar for her supporting role), in an attempt to warn her about financial and other dangers.

Sat 15 Feb 2020

0116 258 2111

Home Education Day

A day of talks, workshops and tours designed for home schooled children ages 5–14 and their families.

Fri 17 Jan 2020

0116 258 2111

Museum Shop Sunday

A shopping experience with a difference, where museum and gallery shops have a doors open day to celebrate their products. Taking place across England.

Sun 1 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01434684074

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Science of the Time Lords

Step out from behind the sofa for a look at the science behind Doctor Who: time travel, teleportation, regeneration, robots, space travel and more.

Sat 25 Jan 2020

included in centre admission / 0116 258 2111

Sun 26 Jan 2020

included in centre admission / 0116 258 2111

Small Space Santa Special

Festive day of songs, stories and games for under 5s, with a visit from the big man in red himself.

Fri 20 Dec

£5 does not include entry into the centre / 0116 258 2111

Space Lates: The Next Frontiers in Astronomy

An exciting night exploring astronomy with talks, workshops, guest speakers and live demos.

Sat 18 Jan 2020

£8 / 0116 258 2111

Steampunks In Space

An alternative steampunk weekend with lots of activities.

Sat 23 Nov

£15 (£12) / 0116 258 2111

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