Professor Nitrate's Summer Of Science

 We're open every Sunday , Monday , Tuesday & Wednesday between July 23 & August 23 Find Out More 

Big Bang Weekend - August 27 & August 28 Find Out More 


2017 Events Calendar


We're open every Sunday , Monday , Tuesday & Wednesday between July 23rd and August 23rd

BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND - August 27th & 28th

OCTOBER HALF TERM - Open DAILY between October 21 - October 29 

GUY FAWKES FESTIVAL - November 4th & 5th

Opening Hours for all-day events - 10am - 5pm (Last Ticket Entry 3pm).  Suggested length of visit is four to five hours

Other events as listed - click to find out details and times.

For details of which activities run during each event please check out each separate event listing. 


Events At The Royal Gunpowder Mills

 JULY 23 - AUGUST 23 : Sundays , Mondays , Tuesdays & Wednesdays                         Professor Nitrate's Summer Of Science 

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 Click here to find out more about our summer event! 

 Big Bang Weekend : August 27 & 28 


Big Bank Weekend is back and more explosive then ever! More details on this fantastic weekend are coming soon 

Southern Alfa Romeo Day : September 24


A fabulous car show showcasing Alfa Romeo's throughout history! Not to be missed.

October Half Term : October 21 - 29 

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There's fantastic experiments ago in the Mad Lab! Spooktacular fun for all the family.

 Guy Fawkes Festival & Fireworks : November 4 & 5


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:

  • Summer Holidays: Summer At The Royal Gunpowder Mills
  • October Half Term 


NoteThere may be loud bangs at some of our events.

NoteActivities 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.