This event qualifies as a "Special Event" as part of the Royal Gunpowder Mills Season Ticket. 

Dr Gore’s Spooky Mad Lab opens DAILY from October 24th – November 1st.  Join the scary Dr Gore and Mad Lab assistants for spooktakular science shows and interactive family fun! Science Shows run at 11:40, 1:40, and 3:40.

Evil Dr Gore will be undertaking some scientific demonstrations, as part of a hauntingly delightful mix of science and fun that will entertain the family. In the Spooky Mad Lab Dr Gore’s assistants will help you conjure up wickedly messy experiments, some of which you can take home!

Families can also get into the spirit by making witches hats, dressing up, and getting hands on with a range of Halloween arts and crafts. Back in the science theme, children can also make and launch a rocket!

This is an all-day, all-weather venue which has earned Trip Advisor certificate of excellence five years’ running, fun, interactive and inspiring.

Your ticket includes all the exhibitions ( which will allow you to discover the history of our 300 year old site. We also have a great café, a gift shop, playground, and picnic area.

For a nominal fee, you can explore the site’s unique architecture and nature on a tractor trailer guided tour. The tours begin at 12 noon and go on the hour. Tickets cost £2 per adult and £1 per child - the map you receive at the beginning of your day will direct you to the tours ticket kiosk. 

The Railways are run by volunteers so open dates cannot be guaranteed - ask at the Ticket Pod or enquire at [email protected] for more information as to when the mini railway will next be running.  

Booking for this event has now closed.