Facilities and Access

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At the National Space Centre, we are dedicated to making sure you have the perfect day out. As well as our fantastic galleries and attractions, we have accessible facilities and helpful staff who are always on hand to help or advise you during your visit.Smiley

Our experts in the galleries, look out for members of Space Crew if you have any questions or need assistance

Male, female and disabled toilets are situated throughout the centre

Facilities for changing baby are situated next to the Cargo Bay shop

There is a fee free facility on site

A first aid trained member of staff is always on duty.

Our security team and Space Crew are here to help if you find you have lost anything during your day out


The National Space Centre allows access for all and is accessible to people in wheelchairs or with mobility issues, and other special needs. If you are unable to find the information you are looking for on this website, you can contact us for further information on 0116 261 0261.

  • The Sir patrick Moore Planetarium has spaces for up to 6 wheelchairs
  • Wheelchairs are available on loan to visitors free of charge (subject to availability)
  • Large print information is available upon request
  • Assistance dogs are welcome
  • Touch tours are available with prior booking
  • An induction loop is fitted in the Space Theatre
  • Most audio exhibits are subtitled
  • For those unable to access the SIM we offer the opportunity to enjoy the show without entering the ride
  • Seating is available throughout the galleries. 

For full details about accessing the National Space Centre and the ways in which we can accommodate specific needs, please download our Access Statement.Smiley

From our Blog:

The National Space Centre will be celebrating Camping Month (June) by taking the team on tour to East Midlands camp sites and working with owners to host family friendly star parties.


Space Now:

After more than a decade the landing site of the British Martian lander, Beagle 2, has been spotted. The images suggest that the lander may even be intact and partially deployed on the surface of the Red Planet. 


Birthday Parties:

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

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