Our Next Event : A VERY VICTORIAN EASTER - Open DAILY   between March 30 - April 15 - Find Out More 

A Very Victorian Easter - Open Daily March 30 - April 15 

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Travel back to Victorian times this Easter! Join Professor Nitrate for family fun as we open DAILY between March 30 and April 15.

Kicking off with a bank holiday weekend full of fun! Join us on Friday March 30th and Saturday March 31st as the very cute and cuddly Pygmy Goats and Ducklings just the crew! Alongside these cuddly creatures you’ll be able to learn about how these precious animals were looked after in Victorian times!

Then on Easter Sunday & Monday join us as we travel back in time with the “Van Buren Victorian Theatre Of Wonders” You’ll be able to get a look into the magic and learn about where it all began with this fabulous show for all the family – This show will take place at 12.30 and 3.30 with a circus workshop also taking place and 2.00 – this is one you have to see to experience!

Join Professor Nitrate daily and immerse yourself in interactive science shows taking place daily throughout the holidays! Alongside these shows there are great daily activities.

Get creative with Victorian Themed crafts – make your own Victorian Top Hat and Learn about how Victorians celebrated Easter by making your very own Easter Cards and Victorian table decorations – there’s also opportunity to make your own Chalkboard Eggs

On our busier days you can also have a go at T Shirt Printing (Check website for details)

You could also get in the Victorian Spirit by dressing up Victorian style in our dress up area.

In the Mad Lab things get messy with our Experiment Zone where you can learn about Non Newtonian Fluid, Bouncy Eggs and make your very own Gooey Fried Egg to take home with you.

Have fun in the Victorian Games Area playing such games as Hoopla and trying to get lucky at the Coconut Shy and have a go on our Rail Rockets

Alongside all these fantastic activities which are included in your entry ticket , there’s opportunity explore our award winning exhibition , theatre and armoury – have a 40 minute guided land train tour and explore the 300 years of secret science and hidden heritage our fantastic site plays host to.

The Royal Gunpowder Mills opens its doors DAILY between March 30 and April 15 for A VERY VICTORIAN EASTER – Gates open 10am , Last Entry 3pm – Tickets can be brought on the day however you can also pre-book your tickets through our Eventbrite page!

NOTE – Science Shows on the 01/04 + 02/04 will take place at 11.30, 1.30 and 2.30

NOTE – Science Shows on our normal non show days will take place at 11.40, 2.30 and 3.40

NOTE – All activities are included within the price of your ticket excluding T Shirt Printing which is a nominal fee of £1 and the Land Train tour which is £2 per adult and £1 per child