Support Us

Following closure of the site by the Ministry of Defence in 1991, a charitable foundation was set up to safeguard the site in perpetuity. Work to date has been made possible with support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Ministry of Defence.  The Trustees are committed to conserving and sharing the fascinating 300-year history with future generations and any support through volunteering and donations is very much appreciated.

How to Support Us...


Volunteering at the Mills The Royal Gunpowder Mills would not be able to operate without the support of our volunteers. Whether you are interested in lending your expertise to the maintenance and development of the site, or you are willing to give up a …Read More

Friends Association

Friends of the Royal Gunpowder Mills The Friends Association have recently been registered as a charity which means that donations and annual subscriptions attract repayment of tax from the Inland Revenue through the Gift Aid scheme. This will be a welc…Read More


Please Make a Donation! The Royal Gunpowder Mills is grateful for any donations however big or small in helping to look after the wonderful heritage and wildlife of the site and making it accessible for everyone for the many learning opportunities it offe…Read More


Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsor A Building Help our appeal: Can you help us to restore additional bays in Incorporating Mill L157?  In 1861 when the Incorporating Mill L157 was built, it was in the forefront of building design and it has survived the …Read More


Recycle Programme Mobile Phones & Ink Cartridges Please help raise funds to support the wildlife and heritage of the Royal Gunpowder Mills by recycling your used printer cartridges and mobile phones. All you need to do is enclose and send your empty…Read More

Leave a Legacy

Leave a Legacy Making a Gift in your Will To add a gift in the favour of the Royal Gunpowder Mills to an existing will, this can be done using a ‘codicil’ which need not change the terms of your current will – it can simply add a new instruction.  If you…Read More

Link To Us...

Help Us By Linking To Our Website - We are always interested in linking to similar sites. If you would like to share a Reciprocal Link with the Royal Gunpowder Mills, or if you would like to recommend sites we could link to, please send us an Email...