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The National Space Centre is the UK’s largest attraction dedicated to space exploration and space science. As such we have an amazing building filled with rockets, satellites, Martian surfaces and other amazing artefacts. The building also houses experts and a full Space Communications team.

In the past the Centre has worked with BBC, CNN, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, National Geographic and many other media outlets to provide content and location for news and educational pieces.

Of course the Centre must remain focused on its core objectives and ensure that visitors have the full experience of the Centre, so none of this activity is done to the determent of the public.

The National Space Centre can offer:

  • Unique filming location
  • Media trained experts
  • ISDN Media Studio 

However this service is subject to availability and dependant upon your requirements, we cannot endorse commercial products or services and filming that is of a commercial nature will need to be booked through the Corporate Manager on a private hire of the building and is subject to standard hire fees.

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Media Library

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From our Blog:

The National Space Centre opened its doors to the public in 2001. Since that date the attraction has welcomed just under 3 million visitors, so we are now looking for that very special person to step through our doors.


Space Now:

Total Solar Eclipse. Image credit: NASA.On Friday the 20 March there will be a total solar eclipse. Here in the UK we will see the Sun almost entirely covered as the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth. Print out our Eclipse-o-scope for a way to watch the eclipse safely.


Birthday Parties:

Celebrate your birthday at the National Space Centre with our fantastic birthday party packages!

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