How to get here

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Admission Prices

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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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Coming to experience our explosive history?

Coronavirus Update


The Royal Gunpowder Mills has taken the decision to postpone its Events programme in line with Government advice, until the situation is clearer.
This means that our Easter, VE and May Half Term Events will not be running, and nor will our Spring Walking Tours. All pre-paid tickets will be refunded.
Our Summer programme is 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 only open for Open Days, Events and Group Tours and 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 mount talks and tours.  Rich with wildlife too, we love guiding people around!

What's on

  • Walking Tours

    Dates under review Read more

  • Woodland Wildlife Safari

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  • Victory in Europe Weekend - 75 Years

    POSTPONED Read more