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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.


Park and Ride

The National Space Centre, Abbey Pumping Station and Dock all now have their very own Park and Ride bus stop. Just head to the Birstall Park and Ride site and hop on a bus to us. The stop is on Abbey Lane, opposite ASDA supermarket and just a short walk to the Centre (just look for the Rocket Tower). The Park and Ride option is a great option for special events, wet school holiday days and when the 400 spaces in our car park are full.

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

From our Blog:

When we are not busy running a Science Centre, hosting events, teaching children and generally being... busy, some of our team also work with the magazine All About Space, to answer your questions all about space!

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Space Now:

This year as part of our Steampunks in Space celebration we investigated the noble art of Tea Duelling. Come and have a look at our findings.

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Birthday Parties:

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

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