Facilities and Access
At the National Space Centre, we are dedicated to making sure everybody has the perfect day out.
Alongside our access provision listed here, we have also created multiple events for our wide and varied audiences:
Space Lates - Quieter evenings with talks and workshops for those who want to delve deeper into space science.
Accessible Afternoons - An afternoon to support children, young adults and families with additional needs and disabilities, designed for SEND visitors who would benefit from a quieter experience.
Small Space Days - A day of exploration for our littlest visitors. The Centre is not open to groups or schools on this day, so small children are able to toddle, explore and engage with the exhibition freely.
SEN Home Education Days - An accessible day dedicated to SEN (Special Educational Needs) home educated children and their families
Free Carer Ticket
When purchasing a disabled concession ticket you can add a FREE ticket for a Carer to assist during your visit. Please bring proof of PIP or DLA to claim the free ticket. (please note - FREE Carer tickets are not offered on adult/child/under 5 tickets).
We have over 400 spaces in our car park, including 23 enhanced accessibility spaces, all charged at £4 pay and display for the whole day.
Our experts in the galleries, look out for members of Space Crew if you have any questions or need assistance.
Male, female and disabled toilets are situated throughout the centre.
We have a Changing Places facility behind the LIVE Space gallery.
Facilities for changing babies are situated next to the Cargo Bay shop.
A first aid trained member of staff is always on duty.
Our security team and Space Crew are here to help if you find you have lost anything during your day out.
The National Space Centre supports access for all and is accessible to people in wheelchairs or with mobility issues, and other special needs. If you are unable to find the information you are looking for on this website, you can contact us for further information – [email protected]
- Disabled parking spaces available (parking charges apply)
- The Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium has spaces for up to 6 wheelchairs
- Wheelchairs are available on loan to visitors free of charge (subject to availability)
- Large print information is available upon request
- Assistance dogs are welcome
- Touch tours are available with prior booking
- An induction loop is fitted in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium
- Most audio exhibits are subtitled
- Seating is available throughout the galleries
Subtitled Planetarium Shows
We host subtitled planetarium shows as part of our Accessible Afternoon events for SEN/SEND children and adults, however, we also host monthly Sunday subtitled screenings:
- 19 May 2024 - 16:30 - We Are Aliens
- 16 June 2024 - 16:30 - CAPCOM GO!
Please see the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium page for information on each show.
Access - Visitor Accessibility Guide
Access - Sensory Map
Access – Visitors with Mobility Impairments
Access – Visitors with Visual Impairments
Access – Visitors with Hearing Impairments
Access – Visitors with Autism Spectrum Condition and ADHD