28 September 2019

An immersive sensory dining experience


Book Online for this fantastic event!

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Working with the RNIB the National Space Centre is hosting a journey through the senses, except one!

Enjoy a wine tasting experience, five course tasting menu and guided tour of the National Space Centre without the use of sight.

Humans have five senses: the eyes to see, the tongue to taste, the nose to smell, the ears to hear, and the skin to touch. By far the most important organs of sense are our eyes. We perceive up to 80 per cent of all impressions by means of our sight.

Without our sight our other senses are heightened, so we have created a science driven tasting menu to bombard every sense, including your understanding of what we eat and why.

Our visually impaired table hosts will stimulate debate and help you every step of the way (even finding your way to the table).

Prepare to be surprised, shocked and inspired, as you take your seat in the heart of the museum for a journey like no other.

Our Menu

Working with local producers and makers, we have created a five-course tasting menu that challenges your senses. The menu will remain a surprise, however, we will cater to your dietary requirements (let us know when you book what you need).

Dine in the Dark is an experience for those who want to try something different. We want you to be as adventurous as we are (you will try things that might be outside of your normal comfort zone).

Our Partners

This event is hosted for charity and we could not offer this experience without our dedicated partners:
• Everards
• Majestic
• Gelato Village

All monies raised on the night will go to charity. Buying a ticket will support both the RNIB and National Space Centre charities.



– Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event


– Can you cater for dietary requirements?

Yes, please let us know during the booking process. Our in-house team will cater for any and all requirements if we know in advance.

– Is there a dress code for the night?

We suggest lounge suit or shirt and jacket (no jeans please)

– What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There are 400 free car parking spaces available on site. We are happy to call taxis for people and there is a bus stop to the 54 route within a few minutes walk of the Centre.

– What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Food and drink will not be allowed to be brought onto the premises.

– Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

The National Space Centre – 0116 261 0261 (this phone line is staffed Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00)

– Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No, tickets are non-transferable or refundable.

– Can I update my registration information?

No, once a ticket is purchased no changes can be made.

– Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Either a printed ticket, or a ticket on your phone or tablet (we like the non-printing option, it is better for the planet).

– What is the refund policy?

All tickets are non-refundable.