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★★★★★

“The best family outing ever”

Written on: 07/04/2013 by Flowrider (1 review written)

We got in early about 10.20am, and that was the best time as it was quiet, no queue despite it being a school holiday. We won annual passes which was the icing on the cake. The cherry on the cake came with such exciting things to see. There is really so much to see. We tested a fantastic curry, freshly made!! All the mini shows are great. We are very very impressed and very satisfied customers. It really is an experience from space… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“waste of money ”

Written on: 09/06/2011

went here on june as a family terrible £13 we had to pay it was full of school children everywhere and young teenagers screaming and run around like there were in the playground couldn't go to the planterum as the whole queue was full with kids it was awful toilets were awful the it was dirty and the cafe i wouldn't call it a cafe more like a school canteen. would not recommoned to anyone if your 12 and under. WASTE OF MONEY FOR ADULTS… Read Full Review

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Jamieburgessnsc's Comment

Written on: 28/11/2011

Thank you for your feedback and I am ever so sorry that your experience did not live up to expectations. We are constantly striving to achieve the best possible experience for our customers with over 150 interactive activities and six huge galleries on offer. The centre is an educational charity catering for thousands of school children a year during week days, at the weekend however it is generally quieter for family groups. With regards to your comments on the cleanliness of the centre, I will pass them over to our housekeeping team who will investigate and certainly implement any feedback we receive. Our Boosters café serves a range of hot and cold food, using regionally sourced ingredients, including soups, sandwiches, snacks and cakes which customers can enjoy in our spacious, open plan rocket tower.

Jamie Burgess, PR Manager, National Space Centre

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★★★★☆

“Went with my children, Jack, Ryan and Ricky, had great...”

Written on: 10/05/2011

Went with my children, Jack, Ryan and Ricky, had great fun making the weather forecast, and a lot of fun in the rocket tower and cinema… Read Full Review

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Jamieburgessnsc's Comment

Written on: 28/11/2011

Thank you for your feedback, it is great to hear that you and your sons enjoyed your day at the National Space Centre. Keep your eye on our website for future space theatre releases and our up and coming special events including the Move Mania Weekend on the 3rd & 4th December.

Jamie Burgess, PR Manager, National Space Centre

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★★★★☆

“it was realy good but inthe rocket it was dangerous...”

Written on: 30/12/2010

it was realy good but inthe rocket it was dangerous because you could easily fall off. so they should build something so its impossible to fall off. but the rest of it was realy good… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“I was really disappointed with the space centre. Took...”

Written on: 13/09/2010

I was really disappointed with the space centre. Took my 4yrs daughter and defo felt that it was unsuitable for her age. Although it maybe okay for 10yrs+. you don't have to pay for children under 5, so maybe they agree with me that theres nothing for the under 5's to do.

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★★★☆☆

“National Space Centre - At Leicester! ”

Written on: 04/08/2010 by dreamykaz (3 reviews written)

National Space Centre - At Leicester!
I thought of heading to this venue, hoping it would be a similar kind of venue to Techniquest in Cardiff, which my child really enjoyed - however if this is what you are expecting..please don't be misled.
On arrival the tills could be clearly seen, but to be honest from this point it was easy to get lost, and not so easy to find the sections you were after. I did manage to get a paper map, but this was not very helpful - and the staff seemed more concerned… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I can't understand people who didn't enjoy their time...”

Written on: 05/05/2010

I can't understand people who didn't enjoy their time at the Space Centre. Granted I have lived here in Leicester for 5 years now and only recently decided to pay it a visit and I am genuinely gutted I hadn't gone sooner. The rocket tower is beautiful and the new exhibitions are informative and engaging.

Then there is the main area which has almost too much to see and do. I have been twice in the last month to see everything and get a look at some of the hidden gems. Then there is the Space… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Compared with some of the useless reviews here...”

Written on: 21/02/2010 by cheerfulwaster (1 review written)

Compared with some of the useless reviews here (complaining about travel woes for example) let me just start by saying: a good day out is what YOU make it. This attraction seems expensive but there's so much to do: there's an iMAX cinema experience, interactive displays, themed sections (eg 60s "man on the moon" exhibition), a restaurant, a shop. I had no expectations about the day (if you set them too high you'll be disappointed no matter where you go) and we all had a fab day: 2 adults, 1 5… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“We first visited the Centre about 3 years ago; whilst...”

Written on: 07/02/2010

We first visited the Centre about 3 years ago; whilst there have been several additions to the centre's displays since then - and work is still in progress - we felt the place looked 'tired' and we were disappointed to find that several of the interactive exhibits didn't work properly. Given the cost of entry, albeit that the ticket does last a year (not much use if you live some distance away), we were disappointed with the day out and whilst we wouldn't advise people not to go we don't feel… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“i thought the theatre for children is very good and...”

Written on: 26/10/2009

i thought the theatre for children is very good and for schools to i like the venus section but i thought it could of had some more bits about the solar system and moon. It had a very good education centre for the schools but could of had some more games about space so it made it fun to learn. What i liked about it was the game room for the under 5s and what i didn't like was the education bit because there was one for the schools but not for other vistors.Before i made my purchuse i would… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“We went with my 8 year old son to the Movie Mania...”

Written on: 01/10/2009 by Lynda4000 (2 reviews written)

We went with my 8 year old son to the Movie Mania event at the Space Centre. I live in Leicestershire so we didn't have too far too travel and we had an amazing time. All staff and characters were helpful and friendly. I don't think we would have gone had the Movie Mania event not been on as there would not have been enough entertainment for my son but we had a ball! Only down side was the catering, no hot food available!!… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“My family and I travelled from Norfolk yesterday to...”

Written on: 11/04/2009 by the swale (1 review written)

My family and I travelled from Norfolk yesterday to the National Space Centre as a surprise for my 4yr old. He really enjoyed it, my daughter (8yrs) not overly impressed. I would say it was okay, it would have helped if there had been a board up showing where everything was, my partner thought it was a bit all over the place, not really themed enough. The two educational type rooms I saw, I think one was a Lunar Jim room for under 5's I thought were awful, very messy (as in dirty looking)… Read Full Review

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Dreamykaz's Response to 453527_the swale's Review

Written on: 04/08/2010

I found this review very helpful because it was a very honest and correct interpretation of the venue. I also thought on my visit, that directions or some better form of map (rather than the paper version I obtained) would have really helped...instead of wandering around aimlessly trying to find everything like i ended up doing

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★☆☆☆☆

“Well signposted from M1. Nice to have demos of how a...”

Written on: 19/02/2009 by morticia (2 reviews written)

Well signposted from M1. Nice to have demos of how a comet is created etc as live science experiments as you wait in the queue - for over two hours!!? I found this to be very poor value for money and more expensive than advertised on webpage despite checking that morning before travelling. On arrival it was 75 pence more plus then hidden costs such as up to £3 per person to watch shows. Also went specifically for a Lego play which was on the website with no age restrictions mentioned but on… Read Full Review

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Katep's Response to morticia's Review

Written on: 20/06/2010

I found this review helpful because it said what age group the Centre was aimed at and how much time we would want to spend there.

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★★★★★

“Millions of good points everything was absolutely...”

Written on: 13/02/2009

Millions of good points everything was absolutely fantastic nice one.erm. There's nothing bad about it. It was just fab loved it… Read Full Review

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Katep's Comment

Written on: 20/06/2010

I found this review not helpful because there was nothing to indicate what was fantastic or why, or any info about the reviewer.

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★★★★★

“We decided to visit the National Space Centre on a wet...”

Written on: 23/10/2008 by Trinitytrashuk (1 review written)

We decided to visit the National Space Centre on a wet and windy day and I must say that even though we made the decision due to the bad weather I wish we had visit here a long time ago, it's true you don't visit the things on your doorstep.
After paying silly money for parking at Alton Towers and the NEC ( £8!!!!!) I didn't have a problem with a £1 for the full day, I think the fact that there was a Security man patrolling the area when we arrived made the £1 seem like good value for… Read Full Review

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Katep's Response to Trinitytrashuk's Review

Written on: 20/06/2010

I found this review very helpful because it mentioned what was offered at the centre, and gave some detail such as "space ice cream" to buy, the Soyuz capsule on display etc.

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★★★★☆

“After reading previous reviews I was concerned when we...”

Written on: 25/08/2008 by Glentham (1 review written)

After reading previous reviews I was concerned when we decided to visit the National Space centre with our five children. How right we were to disregard them. We went on the Sunday of the bank holiday weekend and there were no queues! The chidlren loved all the different displays and hands on stuff. We loved the film on stars and enjoyed the simulator so much we went three times. We arrived at 10.30 and left at 4.30 and I think we could of stayed longer if wanted. We took our own lunch as… Read Full Review

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☆☆☆☆☆

“Both my wife and I agreed that this was the WORST day...”

Written on: 16/08/2008 by allabarra (6 reviews written)

Both my wife and I agreed that this was the WORST day (hour) out to an "attraction", in over 50 years of our lives. ... and we found it so expensive... for nothing! We both felt that we had been cheated out of our hard earned money. In retrospect we feel that we should have requested a refund. Instead, I took my wife for a slap up Sunday lunch to make amends for such a bad day... and put it down to experience.
We then went to Wollaton Hall at Nottingham where there was SO MUCH MORE to see.. and… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“A good idea going to waste. Why on earth exclude...”

Written on: 24/07/2008 by casper840 (2 reviews written)

A good idea going to waste. Why on earth exclude America and NASA ?
There is a very good cinema there, but the screenings are limited, and dull. NASA has dozens of good films they distribute to schools etc.
The whole place lacks excitement or coherence. There is no exhibit of the history of space exploration, that would mean showing the development of rocketry by Von Braun in Germany and then of course its continuation in America… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I really enjoyed my visit to the space centre as I saw...”

Written on: 22/06/2008 by get2knowle4sfinest (1 review written)

I really enjoyed my visit to the space centre as I saw and touched things that I hadn't touched before e.g fossilised dinosaur poo. I got a great value all year round pass for the same price as my adult pass which cost me 12.50. I was really pleased I could go any time of the year with no extra pay. I thought the theatre was amazing and my boyfriend who came with me thoroughly enjoyed his day to and believe me he is hard to please with days out! I liked the astronaut space ship look you gave… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“not really worth it unless you are an absolute space...”

Written on: 05/02/2008

not really worth it unless you are an absolute space fanatic… Read Full Review

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