2017 Events Calendar
We are open for School Holiday Events & Special Events during 2017. Gates open 10am, Last Entry 3PM. Suggested length of visit four to five hours.
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Spring will be in full force at the Royal Gunpowder Mills this Easter. Join Professor Nitrate & his assistants for an egg-citing time with lots of creative activities for families. Click the banner below to find out more.
Described as the ‘most important site for the history of explosives in Europe’, the Mills is a Scheduled Monument. On this guided walk you will get close up to its architecture and stories. Tickets can be found at www.invitationtoview.co.uk
Dates: 25 March (sold out); 22 April (sold out); 20 May; 24 June
A fantastic event comes to the Royal Gunpowder Mills March 28th, Tea At The Mills will provide an elegant tea with a selection of sandwiches, scones and small cakes plus more, this fabulous event is not one to miss! .Now taking bookings!
Proud to be the finish for The Charity Classic Vehicle Club & Chelmer Valley Car Meet rally for Drive it Day, with a wonderful display of cars from the: 30s, 40s and onwards to 80s.
OK – It’s back! Our ever-popular VE Weekend celebrations featuring re-enactments, 40s entertainments and dancing, and good food. Be prepared to spruce up that 40s frock and hairdo!
The fantastic wild west re-enactors move in with their tent town! Find out how they worked, lived and played out on the frontiers, and watch out for those bandits! There is a shoot-out.
Step back in time at the Royal Gunpowder Mills this May Half Term and join us to explore life in Victorian times!
LIVE HISTORY A brand new experience at the Royal Gunpowder Mills, Experience history come to life with the fantastic new event
SUMMER HOLIDAYS : Summer At The Royal Gunpowder Mills For for all the family and an opportunity for walks and talks on a variety of topics.
SEPTEMBER 24 : Southern Alfa Romeo Day A fabulous car show showcasing Alfa Romeo's throughout history! Not to be missed
OCTOBER : Half Term There's fantastic experiments ago in the Mad Lab! Spooktacular fun for all the family.
NOVEMBER : Guy Fawkes Festival & Fireworks Where better to see a fireworks display then at a gunpowder factory ? A fantastic display and afternoon of events not to be missed.
The Royal Gunpowder Mills is a Learning Destination for the Children’s University and their Passport To Learning programme. Children can collect passport stamps for each of the following:
- Spring Into Easter: School Holiday Fun
- Victorian Days: May Half Term
- Summer Holidays: Summer At The Royal Gunpowder Mills
- October Half Term
Note: There may be loud bangs at some of our events.
Note: Activities are subject to change, please check event listing before attending.
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.
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