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

Professor Nitrate's Summer Of Science Every Sunday, Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday between July 22 & August 29 

Opening Times 10am - 5pm (Last Entry 3pm)


Blast Off this summer at the Royal Gunpowder Mills as Professor Nitrate and team bring out even bigger and better experiments during our Summer of Science as we open every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between July 22 and August 29. There’s an action packed summer in store as we bring fun and creativity to the forefront of our open days.

The Mad Lab which is home to Professor Nitrate and the team of assistants there are interactive science shows for all the family to enjoy, throughout the day there is also opportunity to trial some cool gadgets and gizmos plus get hands on with experiments which you can take home to show off to all your friends.

The Rocket Room & Launch Pad is where you can test your skills as a rocket engineer! Make and launch your very own Air Powered Rocket, design rockets for space missions and trail our Rocket Cars plus Rail Rockets!

The Creative Space is where you can ignite your inventiveness with such activities on offer as T Shirt Printing, Story Writing, Painting and lots of other fun Arts & Crafts. 

The Test Range gives older children the opportunity to test their skills and hit as many targets as possible using our BB Guns.

Adults and children alike can learn about the fantastic history of our site which is infused in the science of explosions and propulsion. View the site on a guided land train our, visit our award winning and interactive exhibition and armoury plus explore the site on foot and visit the “Burning Ground” and “Wildlife Tower”. 

Professor Nitrate’s Summer of Science takes place every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between July 22 and August 29. Tickets can be purchased on the door or purchased online via our Eventbrite page.

Visit our website for more information or follow us on social media @gunpowdermills 

eventbrite-button-2.pngWhats On - Schedule 

Interactive Science Shows With Professor Nitrate

11.40            Kaboom

1.40               The Space Race (Sunday , Monday & Tuesday)

1.40               Outside Rocket Show (Wednesday's) 

3.40               Kaboom

(Science Shows are offered on a first come—first serve basis—doors may close early—shows may start earlier than advertised if the lab has filled up before time)

The Mad Lab — Our Hands On Zone is maned by Professor Nitrate’s Assistant—A member of staff must be present at all times whilst taking part in this activity.

Hands On Zone 

Try out some super cool gizmo’s and gadgets with the help of the Professor’s Assistants and try making your own Translucent slime to take home with you! 

The Rocket Room—Make your own Rocket to launch and take home with you!

Rocket Making Sessions 10am , 12pm , 1.30pm

Rocket Launching Sessions 11am , 1pm , 3pm

Our Rocket Making & Rocket Launching sessions run hand in hand—When a member of staff is not present at either  activities it means we are either launching or making!

The Creative Space — Design Your Own T Shirt (£1.50 Per Tee or two for £2.50) , Paint , Draw , Design & Get Creative!

The Test Range Try Our Airsoft Range (10 & Above) 

10.00am— 12.00pm


Trial Our Rail Rockets 



Trial Our Rocket Cars (Activity Starts July 23rd) 

3.30pm—4.45pm - This activity is run on request alongside Rocket Making - Make A Rocket or Launch A Rocket car from 3.30pm onwards