Find out what life was like for employees of the Royal Gunpowder Mills and their families during World War II. Discover why the Royal Gunpowder Mills were such an important place during the war. 

What was it like to work at a Gunpowder Mills during the war? What was life like for our workers and their families? How did it feel to experience an air raid? What was it like to have your food and clothes rationed? How did it feel to be an evacuee? How did women join the war effort? Find out all this and more in our new Wartime programme. 

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.

(Virtual visits - 30 minutes KS1, 45 minutes KS2).

In-school visits

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.

On-site visits at the Royal Gunpowder Mills

We look forward to welcoming you back on site in summer 2022 for Wartime and the Home Front - 2 x 75 minute sessions with our Spectrum Drama character and one of our education team. 

More details of our exciting new programmes to follow. 

This programme has been adapted for Covid safety.

To check availability or to make a booking, either call or email the education team. For prices and more information click here.

01992 707320 or [email protected]