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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 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.

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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. 

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Birthday Parties:

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

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