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Useful Information

Opening Hours
Monday till Friday: 10:00 until 16:00  -  during term time

Weekends: 10:00 until 17:00.

School holidays: 10:00 until 17:00  -  seven days a week

Prices
We quote most prices net (excluding VAT), over the phone and on our website, as some schools are able to claim this back.  We recommend that you discuss this with your finance department to see if you are liable for VAT.  The National Space Centre is obliged to charge VAT.

Lunches
We can provide an area and time slot for your group to eat your packed lunches. You will, however, need to bring your own lunches which, on arrival, will be stored in one of our numbered containers.

Please note:-  We do not have any facilities in which to store coats or bags.

Shop
The National Space Centre Cargo Bay Shop sells a variety of gifts and educational toys that your students can purchase. If you would like to order gifts for your group, our bookings team can provide a Cosmic Cargo Pack which will be ready for your group during your visit. These must be ordered two weeks before your visit.

Coach Parking
The National Space Centre has a dedicated coach park adjacent to the Space Centre main entrance. On arrival a Space Crew representative will meet you in the coach park, brief your students and guide your group to the main entrance to ensure your trip runs smoothly.

Pre-Visit
A free pre-visit is a available to organisers with a confirmed booking - a maximum of two teachers per confirmed booking may attend. Official school documentation will be needed on arrival and pre-booking is essential please contact our bookings team for more information.

Trails
It is recommended that you use one of our gallery trails to guide your students around our galleries. These are available in a pdf format and can be downloaded from our website and printed - click here for more information. Trails printed on arrival will incur a printing cost.

Simulator Ride
At The National Space Centre we have a 3D simulated Space ride in which you can take a journey to the ice moon Europa. The cost for this is £1 per student, one supervisor is required per group but is free to ride. There is a height restriction of 1.2m to use the ride. No pre bookings are available for the simulator. If you wish we can add this to your invoice. For more information about the Sim ride click here. 

Space Centre Staff
All Space Centre staff have been Disclosure and Barring Service checked (DBS - formally CRB) and carry a photographic ID card at all times.


 

From our Blog:

Shuttle launch in the Challenger Learning Centre.As we wave goodbye to the summer we are ready to welcome all of our school visitors back to the National Space Centre. We are especially excited as we have a multitude of new goodies ready to offer for the new school year!

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Scouting and Guiding:

Fantastic packages for Scouting and Guiding Groups.

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Space Missions:

Blast off on one of our specatacular space missions!

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