Set in 170 acres of natural and peaceful parkland, the Royal Gunpowder Mills boasts 20 buildings of major historical importance with beautiful surroundings to create a unique venue for any corporate events, meetings, receptions, conferences, AGM, etc.
Just off Junction 26 of M25 motorway with coach and car parking, a modern Lecture Theatre and Meeting Room in an 18th century building can be hired throughout the year.
Please call 01992 707370 OR email to discuss your requirements or to make a reservation.
Venues available to book
Situated above our award winning main exhibition, this excellent room provides 96 seats in theatre style, complete with pullout writing boards, and has 4 wheelchair spaces and good wheelchair access. Equipped with extensive and flexible audiovisual facilities which can be tailored to your requirements. The external lobby area and toilets are adjacent to the theatre. The Lecture Theatre is equipped with an Induction Loop System for use with Hearing Aids. Wheelchair access via Lift. Accessible toilets on ground floor.
An architecturally unusual venue for meetings built in 1787, the Saltpetre house is approximately 8m x 6m and will accommodate around 30 people seated or 50 standing. This room can be used for meetings and/or buffet lunches and can be used in conjunction with the Lecture Theatre. Good natural light and blackouts. On request we can supply internet access and equipment such as 40" TV, Overhead or Digital Projector, Screen, Whiteboard, Flipchart and marker pens, etc. The room adjoins the main visitor building housing the lecture/film theatre, the main exhibition and toilets. The room is equipped with an Induction Loop System for use with Hearing Aids. The room has good wheelchair access. Accessible toilets on Main Exhibition ground floor.
Optional Site Visit & Land Train Tour
Keep your guests motivated by breaking up the day with a 40 minute Land Train Tour of the 170 acre site. Take a 40 minute guided Land Train Tour (tractor trailer ride seating maximum 24 adults per trip) to the Northern part of the site, not normally accessed on foot.
You will see the remains of many of the buildings used in the production of explosives including the Nitrator (where nitroglycerine was manufactured), Newton’s Pool which is 12 meters deep and used for the testing of underwater explosives including the explosive used in the “bouncing bomb” and the Press House where the gunpowder was pressed to improve its explosive properties. This was one of the most dangerous processes on the site.
You will also see the remains of the extensive canal and railway network used to transport the raw materials and final products around the site.