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Author: Luke Dunne

Help Royal Gunpowder Mills!

Coronavirus Survival Appeal The Royal Gunpowder Mills is closed until further notice and as a result, we have lost our essential visitor incomes and face a serious funding gap. Please donate to help continue our Charity’s work.



Target amount: £0.00

Amount raised: £307.00

Coronavirus Update and Survival Appeal

Did you see us on Countryfile 3 May? You can view what the site is about at BBC Countryfile (our segment starts at 52 minutes) and what makes it amazing. Once we are over the crisis we hope that you can attend one of our open days, tours, or events to discover the site for yourself.

Meanwhile, we must ask for a favour. Because we have lost our essential visitor incomes and so face a very serious funding gap which could impede or even cease our Charity's work.

In order to resume our educational work and keep the site cared for and open to the public in future we have launched a Crowdfunder appeal and ask everybody to consider a small donation. Please head to our Crowdfunder Page and with your help ensure that we pull through!

While we are closed

All pre-paid tickets will be refunded. Our Education and Event programmes are being kept under review, including our July and August Walking Tours. Head to our What's On page and follow us on Facebook for the latest news, and to stay entertained with wildlife photos and historical snippets. We look forward to seeing you as soon as possible!

Please note that we open only for Open Days, Events and Group Tours and conference and celebration hires.

About the Royal Gunpowder Mills

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 hold talks and tours.  Rich with wildlife too, we love guiding people around!

Crowdfunder Donation Page

What's on

  • Walking Tours

    Dates under review Read more

  • Woodland Wildlife Safari

    Dates Under Review Read more

  • Victory in Europe Weekend - Cancelled

    POSTPONED Read more