Professor Nitrate's Summer Of Science - Open Every Sunday , Monday ,   Tuesday & Wednesday between July 22 and August 29  Find Out More

Whats On and the Royal Gunpowder Mills 


Professor Nitrate and crew are back for a summer full of fun in the sun! More details to follow - Open 10am - 5pm (Last Entry 3pm) 

Woodland Wildlife Safari : Various Dates   - Tickets On Sale Now! 


Book yourself onto this exclusive experience, our special tractor trailer tour setting off shortly before dusk to see and learn about the beautiful environment of this 170-acre site.

 Walking Tours : Selected Dates In 2018  - Tickets On Sale Now! 

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Described by Historic England as the ‘most important site for the history of explosives in Europe’ this remarkable and beautiful landscape chronicles the development of explosives, propellants and finally rocket motors and fuels from the Civil War to the Cold War, including rare surviving WW1 factory buildings, and intriguing structures and earthworks.

August 26 - The Greatest Showman - Films Under Stars - Outdoor Cinema - SOLD OUT! 

Bring your comfiest bean bag and fill up on popcorn as outside cinema comes to the mills! A singalong for everyone to enjoy 

October 20 - October 28 - Dr Gore's Spooky Mad Lab - Tickets On Sale Now!
Professor Nitrate has left the building! Dr Gore has arrived to cause all types of mayhem and havoc! More details to follow 

November 3 & 4 - Guy Fawkes Festival & Fireworks - Tickets Coming Soon 
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What better place to see a fireworks display then at a real life Gunpowder Factory! History , Science and Drama bring our 2018 season to an end and with a rather large bang! Details to follow 

November 24 - Battlefield's Trust Study Day

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A unique opportunity to learn from acknowledged experts and experience live demonstrations, and all within the home of gunpowder production for over 300 years – the Royal Gunpowder Mills. Find Out More by clicking the above link 


Ticket Prices 

Ticket Prices vary by event. Click on the event and find the prices

The site is fully open during School Holiday and Bank Holidays events.  Our standard admission at these times is: Adults £10.50, Concessions £9.00, Children (Under 16) £8.50 and Family Tickets for these events are also available.  

Some events focus on a special area of history or wildlife or a special theme, or an event like a car show, but we may not run our full range of activities.  See the event page to find out what we are running that day and the prices. 


NoteThere may be loud bangs at some of our events.

NoteActivities are subject to change, please check event listing before attending.  

Note: Mad Lab Science Shows are offered on a first come, first serve basis - Doors may close earlier than advertised is room has filled. Prior warnings will be made if Lab is busier than usual  

Note: Children must be accompanied by an Adult or Guardian at all times.

Dogs: Only guide and assistance dogs will be allowed on the site. They must remain in harness during the visit.