Keep an eye on our website for details of our new 2021 events!
Mark your calendars for Saturday 14th October! We're opening our gates to the public for a fun day of exhibitions, talks, rides, and more! For more details on our Autumn programming and to buy tickets, click 'read more' Read more
It's September, which means we're welcoming schools back to our site for a whole host of fun, curriculum-linked learning visits. To learn more about our education programme, click 'read more' Read more
We’re passionate about our explosive history.
Come and explore, learn and enjoy it with us!
Bursaries that make school trips accessible to everyone
The Royal Gunpowder Mills is reliant on the time, skills, knowledge and hard work given by the team of volunteers. The team works to preserve and share the site and its unique history, for the visitors and for the future.
After the closure of ERDE, the archive material inherited passed through a number of hands and storage locations before opening to the public as an online database.
Come and shoot your student projects at our unique site. Read more
We have finally completed our upgrade of the Royal Gunpowder Mills cinema! Made possible by the Heritage Recovery Grant, we are all set with light fixtures and accessible space. Perfect for those looking to hire a theatre or conference space. Read more
Travel back through time and discover 300 years of explosive and top secret history through film, exhibitions and interactive displays. Read more
Explore our Rocket Vault which holds 19th century gunpowder rockets through to Cold War guided missiles. Read more
A photography exhibition celebrating the women who worked in the war industries during the First World War. Read more
Discover how firearms changed over the centuries by visiting our collection of over 300 historic firearms. Read more