The Royal Gunpowder Mills kicks off its 2019 season with Mayhem in the Mad Lab! Join us DAILY between February 16th to February 24th for super cool science and fun activities. 

In the Mad Lab visit our "Science Stations" where you can try our hands-on experiments testing scientific theories, plus, make your very own personalized slime and learn how to make your own modelling dough! - Lots of messy mayhem in a full day of fun, including “The Rocket Room” where you can create and launch your very own air powered rocket before popping it in your pocket and taking it home.

Professor Nitrate creates mayhem with interactive science shows at 11.40, 1.40 and 3.40 where all the family can learn about things that go whizz, bang and crash!

The history of our 300 year old site comes to life with our Exhibition, Rocket Vault & Armoury plus other displays including a wildlife tower and the Brambly Hedge exhibition.

The Royal Gunpowder Mills opens its doors DAILY between February 16th and February 24th for MAYHEM IN THE MAD LAB. Doors open 10am, Last Entry 3pm. Follow us on social media @gunpowdermills

*Activities are subject to change- always check before you travel


Doors open 10am

Last Entry 3pm

Site Closes 5pm 

What's On 

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Professor Nitrate’s Mad Lab | Location 4

Super cool science shows with Professor Nitrate!

11.40 : Kaboom

1.40 : The Space Race

3.40 : Kaboom

Science Stations | Location 4

Make your own modelling dough,make your own personalized slime & try some awesome hands on experiments

Session 1 | 10.00 - 11.35

Session 2 | 12.05 - 1.35

Session 3 | 2.05 - 3.35

Session 4 | 4.05 - 4.45

Tractor Trailer Guided Tours | Location 6

40 minute guided tours of this fascinating site leave regularly through the day, tickets can be purchased at our information point

Rocket Making | Location 2

Make your very own rocket to blast off into the skies!

10.00 - 10.55 | Make A Rocket

11.00 - 11.30 | Launch Your Rocket

12.00 - 12.55 | Make A Rocket

1.00 - 1.30 | Launch Your Rocket

1.35 - 2.55 | Make A Rocket

3.00 - 3.30 | Launch Your Rocket

3.35 - 4.00 | Make A Rocket

4.00 - 4.25 | Launch Your Rocket

Rocket Launching| Location 9

Launch your rocket on Queens Mead

The Creative Space | Location 2

Make anything you want! Get creative with our selection of arts & crafts Until 4.45pm - Self Led