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Getting Here


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By Road

The National Space Centre is located just off the A6, two miles north of Leicester City Centre, midway between Leicester's inner and outer ring roads. Brown road signs with a distinctive rocket logo will direct you from the arterial routes around Leicester. 

By Train

East Midland Trains and Cross Country Trains serve Leicester Station. From here you can either take a bus or a taxi to the National Space Centre. First bus 54 runs every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 20 minutes on Sunday from Charles Street,a short walk from the station.

By Bus

First Bus 54 runs every 10 mins throughout the day Monday to Saturday and every 20 mins on Sunday running from 9.30am.


By Satellite: National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS

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Philae lander as it descends to the surface of comet 67P as taken by the Rosetta orbiter. Image credit: ESA.Ever wondered if it would be possible to land gently on a comet? As of Wednesday 12 November we have managed to prove that we can as the Philae lander made contact with the surface of its target comet!

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Birthday Parties:

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

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