World Gin Day

09 June 2018

The National Space Centre is hosting an adult only Taste of Science evening dedicated to and celebrating gin!


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World Gin Day is a celebration of all things gin, giving us a legitimate excuse (not that we need one) to mix up a cocktail and learn about all of the exceptional gins from around the world and from right on our doorstep.

Gin is the quintessential English drink and if you claim to dislike it, you’re not trying hard enough. This might seem like a harsh statement, but with the “gin revolution” in full swing, the diversity of gins being produced all over the globe will startle all of your senses.

We have filled the building with the best gin producers in the world, live entertainment, talks, food, and bars.

Discover where gin came from and the dark history of this drink of the masses.

You will receive a limited-edition World Gin Day glass.

Join us for a tasting session to discover some new and exciting gins.

We are joined by some great gin brands and producers. Pop over and see what they have on offer.

Dance the night away under our giant rockets to live sets from ‘Gatsby’s Jukebox’ 20:00 – 20:45 and 21:30 – 22:15

Join our scientists in the lab to create your own botanical blend of sherbet to take home.



Talks and activities are included in the ticket price but you can choose to enhance your experience by including one of our fantastic workshops. All workshops have very limited capacity so be sure to book in advance!

*All workshops require an additional ticket purchase and must be pre-booked with general entry tickets. Subject to availability and/or change.

Gin Truffle Making with Nenette Chocolates

We welcome back our local chocolatier, Nenette Chocolates to our World Gin Day celebrations. Under Nenette’s expert guidance, you can create your own Gin Truffles in just one hour.

You will end the session with a box of your own hand made creations to take home and impress your friends with – if they last that long!

To get a flavour of Nenette Chocolates in advance, please take a look at and find Nenette Chocolates on Facebook.

Cost: £10 Time: 20:00 – 21:00

Cocktail Masterclass with Persie Gin

Mix it up like a pro with the Persie Gin guide to cocktails!

We will give you all the tools and advice to make three classic gin cocktails: a Martini, a Negroni and a Hugo.

You will also receive a professional cocktail set, including a cocktail recipe book, cocktail shaker and mixology kit to take home.

Perfect for beginners.

Cost: £20 Time: 21:30 – 22:30

Around the World in Gin with Hi-Spirits

With gin now officially Britain’s favourite spirit, and Britons buying a record number of bottles of booze over the last year it’s hard to know which brand to choose and how to drink it!

Join us on a journey of discovery to find your perfect gin from five gins from around the world.

Travel the globe through gin, discovering the country of origin and the range in flavour profiles, botanicals and the reason for each perfect serves.

Sample each gin both neat and in a range of cocktails whilst our brand ambassadors educate and entertain you.

Cost: £10 Time: 20:30 – 21:30

‘Gin - The Final Frontier’ with Folkington’s

This workshop will explore combinations of Gins, Mixers and Garnishes in a stellar chemistry experiment.

These are the voyages of the Folkington’s flavours – our Lifelong mission to seek out new Gins and new Mixes. To Boldly go where no flavours have gone before!

We will be sampling a range of interesting Gins and showing how, by using different mixers, the meld of botanicals can reveal completely different final flavours.

You will create a selection of cocktails and work out the recipe for your own perfect Gin cocktail.

Cost: £12 Time: 19:30 – 20:15


BE DRINK AWARE – The National Space Centre supports and promotes sensible drinking

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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This event is for people aged 18+. If you appear to be below 25, you will be asked for photo ID. The National Space Centre supports responsible drinking and support the Challenge 25 scheme.

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.

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.

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