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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

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.

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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.

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Birthday Parties:

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

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