Grimshaw Architects National Space Cenre Leicester ┬®Hufton+Crow 022 Tif

How to Find Us

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    You'll find us just two miles north of Leicester City Centre.

    Follow the brown rocket signs from all arterial routes (signposted from the M1).

    National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS

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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.

We have over 400 parking spaces in our car park, including 23 enhanced accessibility spaces, charged at £4 per car and £5 per motorhome/minibus for the whole day (contactless or cash pay and display machines on site).

First Bus 54
Runs every 10 mins throughout the day Monday to Saturday and every 20 mins on Sunday running from 09:30.

Skylink Derby
Runs every 20 minutes along Abbey Lane | runs 24/7
Both buses drop off and pick up close to the Centre (ask the Driver to notify you where to alight). 

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

Car Parking

The National Space Centre has over 400 onsite parking spaces, including a coach park and accessible spaces. Please note that on special/premium events and February/October half term periods all three car parks can fill VERY quickly.

All vehicles are parked at the owners risk and the National Space Centre takes no responsibility for any damage to vehicles made by other car park users.

Parking fees are in place 09:00-17:00.

The charge covers the upkeep of the facility, meaning that the charity money can be used to ensure the curation of the artefact collection and our focus on education for schools, families, children and adults.

It also means that those not using the car park do not pay for the facility.

  • Coaches – Pre-booked visit (on our schedule) – FOC
  • Coaches – Not pre-booked visit - £10 (cannot be offered on peak periods)
  • Coaches – Parking only , no visitors - £15 (cannot be offered on peak periods)

Please note, we do not offer overnight parking. This includes mobile homes and caravans.