Interact with our explosive history

Described by Historic England as 'the most important site for the history of explosives in Europe' this remarkable and beautiful landscape is nowadays a visitor attraction, telling the stories of explosives, propellants and finally rocket motors and fuels from the Civil War to the Cold War. 

We run schools programmes for local school children.  We bring fun science to families during Open Days and Events.  We mount talks and tours.  Rich with wildlife too, we love guiding people around!

So come along and interact!

How to get here

Find out more about where we're located and how to get here by all types of transport.



Admission Prices

Find out more about costs for each event.


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When are we open ?

We open for events and group tours. Our event opening times vary - Please check before you travel. You'll find our upcoming open days and events at What's On.


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What's on

  • 24th Nov - Battlefields Study Day

    A unique opportunity to learn from acknowledged experts and experience live demonstrations, and all within the home of gunpowder production for over 300 years – the Royal Gunpowder Mills. Read more

  • 16th Feb - 24th Feb - Mayhem In The Mad Lab

    Join Professor Nitrate & team for Mayhem In The Mad Lab! Read more

  • May 4th , 5th & 6th - May Bank Holiday Weekend

    A great bank holiday event is coming to the Royal Gunpowder Mills! Read more