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.


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.



What's on

  • Dr Gore's Spooky Mad Lab

    Saturday October 24th - Sunday November 1st 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

  • Woodland Wildlife Safari (Select Dates)

    Book yourself onto this exclusive experience, our special tractor trailer tour setting off shortly before dusk to see and learn about the beautiful environment of this 170-acre site. Read more