The National Space Centre is an award winning collection of six themed space galleries. Anyone who has ever wanted to be an astronaut will love this. The space theatre and rocket tower are excellent. The rocket tower houses both the British Blue Streak and a US Apollo. Other rockets and space craft are on show throughout the centre.
The National Space Centre is fun as well as educational. Find out how astronauts live in such combined spaces. Why do they have to exercise so much and what are the problems with living in zero gravity?
In 2007 the National Space Centre was voted Large Visitor Attraction of the Year. There are six galleries and over 150 interactive experiences here. A glass lift takes you through three floors of the rocket tower.
The Space Centre has the UK's largest planetarium with a spectacular 360 degree space age extravaganza. The centre is located only two miles from Leicester city centre. Facilities include a restaurant, shop and parking for over 400 vehicles.
Allow at least 3 to 4 hours to look round properly. A great family day out.
National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS. Tel: 0870 607 7223
Photos of the Space Centre & Leicester