National Space Centre

National Space Centre information

adult/child £13/11
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Sun, last entry 3.30pm
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Lonely Planet review

Although British space missions usually launch from French Guiana or Kazakhstan, Leicester's space museum is still a fascinating introduction to the mysteries of the spheres. The ill-fated Beagle 2 mission to Mars was controlled from here and fun, kid-friendly displays cover everything from astronomy to the status of current space missions. The centre is off the A6 about 1.5 miles north of the city centre. Take bus 54 from Charles St in the centre.