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National Space Centre Leicester

National Space Centre Leicester

Address

Exploration Drive,
Leicester,
LE4 5NS

Details

The National Space Centre is situated in the heart of the UK, with easy access from all major arterial routes. Follow the distinctive brown rocket signs and park in one of over 400 spaces, or bespoke coach park. Begin you day with a member of our Space Crew meeting you upon arrival and fast tracking you through the ticketing process and any queues.

Enjoy six hands-on galleries, over 150 interactive challenges, the UK’s largest Planetarium and discover the amazing history of space exploration, past, present and future in air conditioned comfort free from any issues with the British weather. A full or half day can be planned to include a 30 minute planetarium show, lunch beneath giant rockets and of course a trip to the well-stocked gift shop.

Mercury Mission Package:
Entry to the galleries
Fast track entry
Free coach driver entry
Free coach parking
Free organiser entry

If you visit during term-time, it shall be £8.50 per person and during school holidays/weekends it is £9.00 per person.

Jupiter Mission Package
Entry to the galleries
3D SIM Ride
Planetarium show
Fast track entry
Free coach driver entry
Free coach parking
Free organiser entry

If you visit during term-time, it shall be £9.00 per person and during school holidays/weekends it is £10.00 per person.

Why bring your group to the National Space Centre:

Fast track admission
Discounted entry
Free coach parking
Free driver entry
Space Crew member to meet and greet the group
Pre-ordered meals service
Additional workshops available
Wheelchair loan
Free familiarisation visits for group organisers

Located in the East Midlands in the heart of the country, the National Space Centre is easily accessible from all the major routes, just follow the distinct brown rocket signs.

*To qualify for this groups package bookings must be made in advance and is subject to availability (T&C apply).

Coach park: Onsite

Drop off: Adjacent to car park

Driver: Free entry

Visit hrs: 3

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Prices

Group rates for groups of 15 or more people: £10.00

Requirements: 15 people to qualify as a group booking and a 20% deposit needs to be paid when booking.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

  • http://www.spacecentre.co.uk/images/downloads/press%20pack%20-%20access%20pdf.pdf

Location

Directions

See location of National Space Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 587065  Lat: 52.65306 Long: -1.13370

By Road: 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.

By Train: Eat Midlands Trains and Cross Country Trains serve Leicester Station. From here you can either take a bus or 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.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 km from Leicester station

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