Steampunks in Space at the National Space Centre

The National Space Centre is holding a special event 'Steampunks in Space'.  The website says 'Come along and meet the best makers, creators, artists, authors and traders.  A cake and jam competition, tea duelling, a huge market and lots to see and do throughout the day for those of you who are interested in the latest cultural phenomena in the UK'.  

You don't have to know a lot about Steampunk to attend this, it's for anyone who is curious. 

There's plenty to do at the Space Centre with six interactive galleries, over 150 hands-on challenges, iconic rocket tower, UK’s largest Planetarium, 3D SIM Ride, weather pod and more.

The centre has a Gift shop and Café where we can go for drinks and a chat at some point during the afternoon.

There is a large car park at the site and it is £2.00 to park all day.

Entrance to the Steampunk event is free and to attend this only, you do not need to buy a ticket.  If you want to go to the Space Centre as well, you will need a ticket.  If you already have an annual pass, this is included.  You can purchase tickets online, or on the day at the ticket office and get a free upgrade to an annual pass if you like.  There is also an evening of entertainment from 7.00pm to 11.00pm which some people may be interested in (tickets for this evening of entertainment need to be booked in advance online and are £10.00).

To mark the end of Movember there will be a 'Shave down' event to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research. (Please note that the whole 'Steampunks' event is not a fundraising event and is not linked to Movember.  It is only the 'Shave Down' which is to raise charitable funds). 

The National Space Centre is just off the A6, 2 miles north of Leicester city centre.

You can find more information about this event and booking at the following link:

http://www.spacecentre.co.uk/special-events/steampunks-in-space

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  • Karon P.

    I really enjoyed it - the kids wanted to leave by 11.30 so sure I'd left before anyone else arrived. I'd go again though :)

    December 1, 2013

  • Joe H

    Fab event. Amazing outfits and gear. Random location l! Thanks for putting it up and sorry I missed most of you.

    1 · November 30, 2013

  • Gerrard S.

    That's me in the first photo!

    1 · November 30, 2013

    • Gerrard S.

      Oh it's actually the fifth photo now :)

      November 30, 2013

    • Hannah

      Oh dear! I don't know how we managed to miss you! I hope you enjoyed it. They are some pretty good pictures you've posted :)

      November 30, 2013

  • Hannah

    The Steampunks market place was great. Some people dressed in very imaginative clothing. A very different way to spend an afternoon!

    November 30, 2013

  • Gerrard S.

    I couldn't find anyone from meetup. Despite giving my description. Guess these things happen when you don't know any of the group.

    November 30, 2013

  • Hannah

    We're here.

    November 30, 2013

    • Leigh W.

      Hello. I am on the Hackspace dirigible stand. Feel free to stop by! :)

      1 · November 30, 2013

  • Hannah

    We're on our way. Will be about 10 minutes late. Sorry.

    November 30, 2013

  • Rob S.

    Hi, Sorry I'm gonna be late now. Don't wait for me, hopefully Ill catch up with you all later on.

    November 30, 2013

  • Hannah

    Look forward to seeing you all on the day. Hoping to see some of the things that I missed last time and that there is some fun Steampunk stuff too.

    1 · November 28, 2013

    • Joe H

      I hate to be 'one of those people', but my +1 can't get into Nottingham until 1pm now so I won't be there til around 2. Booo. So hopefully I'll get to catch up with you n the others, but if not, I hope you have a fun day. Don't spend too much! ;)

      November 30, 2013

    • Hannah

      No problem. Hopefully see you there later. I hope I don't spend too much too :)

      November 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Having to drop out. Been away all week and away the following week!

    November 28, 2013

  • Karon P.

    I am pretty sure Im going but I need to be back for 1pm so its going to be me getting there as doors open and leave just as the rest of you arrive so I won't say I am attending :)

    November 24, 2013

    • Hannah

      Well we'll keep a look out for you and hopefully will catch you before you leave.

      November 28, 2013

  • Rob S.

    This sounds great, I've been a steampunk fan since I read The Difference Engine by Bruce Sterling and William Gibson years ago, although I don't think the word had been coined then! Looking forward to it.

    1 · November 28, 2013

  • Anne h.

    I would have attended, but the money being raised is for prostrate cancer uk and cancer research which both test on animals, therefore i cannot support this due to ethical reasons. I do support helping people with cancer but only hospices or organisations that provide nursing or counselling support.

    October 9, 2013

    • Anne h.

      Hi Hannah, thanks for claryifying that. At least the whole event in not in aid of research. I just checked my diary as i was going to rsvp to attend, but i've realised i'm booked to go to compassionate derby event. Hope you all have a good day. I will definately go back to the space museum again another day. Can thoroughly recommend it.

      1 · October 9, 2013

    • Joe H

      Ah, the dilemma of saving animals or saving humans... Being a fan of both, tis a difficult choice.

      1 · November 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe, if I'm not moving...

    October 9, 2013

    • Simon

      I can give you a lift also :)

      November 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks guys. I don't think I can make it now. Have fun.

      November 23, 2013

  • Joe H

    This sounds freaking awesome! :D

    October 20, 2013

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