come to the national space center

some of our visiters opinions

“I absolutely love the place! My first visit was for the Sci-Fi weekend and it was genuinely one of the best days out I have had. The Space Centre is full of great things to do and interact with, the displays are bright and interesting, educational and not patronizing. There is plenty to do all day long. As for the theatre show.....WOW. Just. WOW. It is amazing.” Chris, Cambridge





“This is one of the most exciting and interesting attractions on the planet. It captures completely the awesome universe in which we live.” Stephan M, Oakham

some of our awesome products


The Cargo Bay shop stocks a full range of fun and interactive space toys, books, games and telescopes, there really is something for everybody to remember their visit.


And come to Boosters cafe!

Round off your visit with a meal under our amazing rockets in Boosters restaurant. Serving a selection of freshly made and locally sourced sandwiches and snacks, as well as hot and cold drinks and our chef makes fresh soup everyday.

the national space center

When we are open

Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 16:00

Saturday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

February Half Term Holiday (16-21 Feb) 10:00 - 17:00

Easter Holiday (5 - 27 April) 10:00 - 17:00

May Bank Holiday (5 May) 10:00 - 17:00

May Half Term Holiday (24 May - 1 June) 10:00 - 17:00

Summer Holiday (12 July - 31 August) 10:00 - 17:00

October Half Term Holiday (18 October - 2 November) 10:00 - 17:00

Christmas Holiday (20 December - 4 January) 10:00 - 17:00

Small Space Days are the new Toddler events at the National Space Centre for our littlest Astronauts to enjoy.

Friday, March 28th, 12-3pm

Exploration Dr


Bring your littlest ones for a fun-filled day for the under-fives!

Combining stories, astronaut presentation, songs and trails, this is a fun and interactive way for young children to continue their early educational development. There is also the chance to see a special show featuring the planets and even meet our own Astronaut George.

grossology easter

Saturday, April 5th, 12:15pm to Sunday, April 27th, 4:15pm

Exploration Dr


This Easter school holiday we will be hitting the pimple on the head and rooting around in the bogie infested nostril of life to find the impolite truth behind the human body.

Bogies, bums, trumps and burps... the science of all the gross stuff our bodies do in space.

brikish weekend

Saturday, May 10th, 10am to Sunday, May 11th, 5pm

Exploration Dr


A weekend dedicated to the iconic plastic brick... LEGO©. Come along and see stunning creations.

The Brickish Association host a weekend for Fans of LEGO© for the whole family to enjoy.

Amazing creations from the Brickish members will take over the Hub of our galleries, with so much to see and be impressed by.

Along with a huge display of stunning creations, there will be talks and an opportunity to buy loads of LEGO sets, minifigures and full range of official merchandise.