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National Space Centre Breaks Yearly Visitor Record

Leicester’s National Space Centre hit a record high number of visitors in 2023, welcoming 330,731 visitors through their doors in a single year it has revealed.

The attraction, which sits in Exploration Drive, beat out their previous record of 328,415 visitors in 2019, set before the centre had to shut its doors in 2020. After this, a daily visitor cap was introduced to prevent overcrowding and even with this implemented, the space centre still broke their own record.

Leicester Time: National Space Centre Breaks Yearly Visitor Record
Picture: National Space Centre

The National Space Centre’s Chief Executive, Chas Bishop said: “Space is such an exciting subject. We are so grateful that people choose The National Space Centre to find out more and, we hope, have a lot of fun. The decision to cap daily visitor numbers has worked out well and new interactive experiences such as the TetraStar Spaceport have added a different dimension to the visit.

“We have also invested heavily in online content so that visitors can keep up to date with everything that is going on in space and, perhaps, use it to help with their studies.”

The space centre are hoping to beat this record yet again by the end of 2024, with plenty of events from home education days and accessible afternoons to geek events and film club evenings. 

To learn more about what the space centre has coming up in 2024, visit: