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.

Published:

Author:

Admission Prices

Find out more about costs for each event.

Published:

Author: Luke Dunne

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.

Published:

Author:

What's on

  • Nov 2 & 3 - Guy Fawkes Festival & Fireworks

    The Royal Gunpowder Mills closes its 2019 season with a bang at our annual Guy Fawkes and Fireworks Festival! Combining History, science, activities, and fireworks – perfect for all the family! Read more

  • 26th Oct - 1st Nov - Dr Gore's Spooky Mad Lab

    Dr Gore returns for a week of spooky fun! Read more

  • Walking Tours (Select Dates)

    A unique opportunity to explore our site on a walking tour. Taking you through 300 years of history and heritage. Read more