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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:

Our cafe development is on the launch pad and as part of the new menu we took delivery of a milkshake machine today, so we had to have a "training" session and try some of the new flavours!

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Space Now:

Following an ambitious 10 year journey, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft entered 'orbit' around comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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Birthday Parties:

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

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