Leicester National Space Centre
The National Space Centre is a museum and educational resource covering the fields of space science and astronomy, as well as a space research programme in partnership with the University of Leicester.
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Winner of a Trip Advisor traveller’s choice award, the National Space Centre has been voted one of the top 10% of visitor attractions in the world, making it an excellent option for a day out during your apart hotel stay. The museum is jam-packed with information, artefacts and exhibitions introducing you to the past, present and future of space travel, and is guaranteed to fascinate and amaze!
The museum boasts six different galleries for exploration, transporting you to the realms beyond earth with interactive exhibits that enchant both adults and children alike. See the iconic rocket tower, designed to host the museum’s largest artefacts including real rockets Thor Able and Blue Streak, pieces of moon rock and the Apollo Lunar Lander. Stroll through a mock-up of the Columbus Module, check out real astronauts’ spacesuits and equipment and find the answers to all your burning questions about space.
In another area, you can explore the science behind all things in space, look into the technology created to enhance our knowledge of the universe, find out about wormholes and even take part in a mock alien autopsy.
Visit the UK’s largest domed planetarium, the Sir Patrick Moore planetarium and take in an award-winning show. Choose from among various options for a variety of ages to make the most out of your day at the National Space Museum. 1 show is included with each entry to the museum. During school holidays the centre hosts a variety of special events and activities for children so if you are travelling with children take a look before you go. You may be able to book them on an out of this world experience! Round off the day with a visit to Boosters café and enjoy some fresh food under the gaze of the rockets.