Keep an eye on our website for details of our new 2021 events!
We look forward to welcoming schools back on site as soon as we safely can. We're keeping the autumn term 2021 under review.
In the meantime, we are developing exciting new virtual and in school visits as part of a learning package to bring your studies to life.
Wartime and the Home Front
What was life like on the Home Front during World War II? From rationing and the changing role of women, to evacuation, air raids and explosives, bring your learning to life with the Royal Gunpowder Mills!
This exciting new learning package includes engaging resources and activities to support your topic and a lively, interactive virtual visit from a character from the Royal Gunpowder Mills’ Wartime past.
What was everyday life like for an ordinary Victorian worker? Why was the Royal Gunpowder Mills an important place to work? Home life and working life, wealth and poverty, leisure and learning and technology and innovation are brought to life through this exciting new learning package.
Engaging resources and activities will support your topic and a lively, interactive virtual visit from a character from the Royal Gunpowder Mills’ Victorian past will take your children back in time!
(Virtual visits - 30 minutes KS1, 45 minutes KS2).
As above, but our character will come to you in person!
With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and brought to you in partnership with Spectrum Drama, a UK leader in historic and contemporary drama for museums, schools and more.
We have special introductory prices for 2021.
Virtual visits by our historical characters:
The package price will be £80 per class for KS1 (30 minutes virtual session) and £90 per class for KS2 (45 minutes virtual session). For that price you will also receive a pack of pre and post learning activities to help you expand, explore and deliver your topic. These can be booked as individual sessions on selected dates or if you wish to have 4 sessions (KS1) or 3 sessions (KS2) on the same day then you can choose your date.
Our character will travel to your school and deliver 4 x KS1 (30 minutes) sessions or 3 x KS2 (45 minutes) sessions.
The price for the day will be £300. You will also receive the pre and post learning activity pack. We can’t charge these sessions individually unfortunately.
On-site Sessions Coming as soon as we can! We're keeping the autumn term under review until the picture becomes clearer.
Victorian Life and Wartime at the Home Front
We will be opening our doors to schools for longer sessions on these topics. Your class will enjoy two 75-minute sessions - one with our Spectrum Character and a session with one of our learning team!
Art and Science - from 2022
Our new programme of art and science workshops will get your children outdoors!
The Royal Gunpowder Mills has its history rooted in gunpowder but our amazing heritage site is also a site of special scientific interest waiting to be explored.
90 minute sessions on rocketry, natural sciences and art can be combined to make a full day out. Due to the ongoing pandemic, these sessions will now be introduced in January 2022.
Available for all ages from Nursery through to further education. More information to follow…
Interested? Here’s how to book –
Send an email to: [email protected] giving your school name and contact details, the topic you are interested in and the year group who will be coming.
Or call us on: 01992 707320
We wish you all the very best for the coming weeks.
Bookings will be dependent upon the situation at the time but we hope to welcome you to the Royal Gunpowder Mills in 2021.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
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