Get excited, there’s going to be a National Gin Museum. So soon your G&T can be educational too.
Not content with creating some of the most delicious gins in the North-East, the team behind Steampunk Gin have begun a crowdfunding campaign to help them set up a National Gin Museum in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Newcastle might seem like an odd place for a museum dedicated to gin history but the North East is a growing hotspot for great craft gin producers with the likes of Poetic License, Newcastle Gin and Durham Gin joining Steampunk in producing some delicious tipples.
Inspired by the proud history of whisky in Scotland and the abundance of attractions dedicated to it, Charlie Gibbs and his team realised that a museum for gin was sorely missing. They believe that in the midst of this gin resurgence, where provenance and heritage play such a large role, that there should be more information and a dedicated space for the history of gin in the UK.
The museum will feature exhibits on the history of gin and the modern gin renaissance, along with what we hope is one heck of a gift shop.
Beyond supporting the ever-expanding world of gin, the guys behind the National Gin Museum want to involve local colleges, to help those studying tourism or retail and hospitality, and bring something back to the community that has helped them so much.
But, they need your help. The project is running a crowdfunding campaign on crowdfunder.co.uk and they need to raise £20,000 in donations by the 1st of March to make this museum happen. Donors will not only help to make this beautiful dream a reality, but will get rewards in the form of season passes and bottles of gin!
To find out more and get involved, click here.
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