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.

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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

  • May 4th , 5th & 6th - A Booming Bank Holiday

    A great variety of science, history , heritage and more comes to the Royal Gunpowder Mills this bank holiday weekend! Read more

  • 6th Apr - 22nd Apr - Eggsplosive Easter!

    Prepare as things get EGGSPLOSIVE this Easter! Read more

  • Jul 28 - Aug 28 - Professor Nitrate's Test Zone

    Professor Nitrate has a great variety of hands on experiments to try this summer! Read more