National Space Centre

Science Museum and Planetarium
Abbey, Leicester
  • Richard E.
    "The "We are Astronomers" show in the Space Theatre is amazing!"(4 Tips)
    Robert B.
    "You have to go to the "We Are Astronomers" show."(3 Tips)
    Hannah D.
    "Upgrade your tickets to a free annual pass for free!"(3 Tips)
    Mark E.
    "Brilliant day out, a must visit if in the area"(2 Tips)
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  • Zara
    ZaraAugust 26, 2015
    Space theatre absolutely brilliant, worth queuing up beforehand to get in for. Good for the whole family with a wide range of exhibits, some a little old and tired now but nonetheless still fun!
  • Ajay P.
    Ajay PandyaJuly 10, 2011
    Possibly the best museum in Leicester. Great for a date and to take the kids, so really one for everyone. Make sure you visit the space theatre, the shows are one of the best ways to spend a saturday
  • Paul H.
    Paul HughesMarch 9, 2015
    Gift aid your ticket and get free annual pass. Cafe is good value, with nice food. Planetarium show excellent. Use entry ticket barcode for kids to access various "trail" features around the centre.
  • Reece M.
    Reece MartinAugust 3, 2013
    Brilliant day out there is lots of interactive things to do as well theres even a real rocket ship there is also an interactive show on which is always worth watching!
  • Neil H.
    Neil HodgkinsonAugust 20, 2014
    If you're after comedy gold - go to the canteen & observe people sat at the table below the rocket get smoked!
    Upvoted Dec 30, 2016
  • Richard E.
    Richard EvansJune 19, 2012
    Way better than expected from the outside once you get inside. The "We are Astronomers" show in the Space Theatre is amazing!
  • Malika A.
    Malika AndressApril 7, 2010
    An amazing day out for all the family but here are my tips: Buy tickets in advance for school holidays, upgrade to the FREE Annual Pass by signing Giftaid form and see a planetarium show (STUNNING!)
  • Ian T.
    Ian TDecember 30, 2016
    Great day out for kids of all ages. 'We Are All Stars' show in planetarium is a superb spectacle.
  • Tom R.
    Tom RussellMay 5, 2013
    The 'We are aliens' show in the planetarium is FANTASTIC! I want to go again!
  • Lindsay
    LindsayAugust 17, 2012
    There is extra picnic seating in the room beyond the booster cafe. Don't bother with the coffee.
  • Hannah D.
    Hannah DixonApril 5, 2013
    Upgrade your tickets to a free annual pass for free! Just ask when you get your ticket.
  • Ross B.
    Ross BoardmanMarch 10, 2015
    Great for adults, great for kids
  • Sandy W.
    Sandy WanSeptember 7, 2014
    Go early in the morning to avoid the school trips!
  • Lucy G.
    Lucy GaughanFebruary 10, 2012
    Hell, they should close it to the public when there are that Many schools there as it was completely impossible to look around.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MartinJuly 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Look out for café scientific here first Thursday evening of every month. Interesting free discussions
  • Robert B.
    Robert BrogliaSeptember 16, 2011
    You have to go to the "We Are Astronomers" show. Great experience
  • Mark E.
    Mark EllisFebruary 12
    Brilliant day out, a must visit if in the area
  • Chris G.
    Chris GibsonApril 2, 2012
    Well worth a visit if you're into all things space.
  • Alan P.
    Alan ParkinAugust 27, 2012
    Good day out. Get a table quick in the cafe
  • Jon B.
    Jon BrutyJune 3, 2012
    We are astronomers is narrated by David Tennant and it is raaaaaad.
  • R P.
    R PFebruary 24, 2011
    Space theatre is good. Liked restaurant and rocket tower.
  • John C.
    John CopelandMay 31, 2014
    Very interesting! Great for the kids.
  • Mark 👻 W.
    Mark 👻 W.November 10, 2012
    Starwars days are great.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MerricksNovember 12, 2011
    Drive past the car park and park on the road for free. Saving £2.
  • Dave D.
    Dave DunkerleyAugust 12, 2015
    O.K. If you're a Star-Gazer or Rocket Scientist. Deadly boring if you're not.
  • Jags L.
    Jags LakhaMarch 17, 2014
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