Professor Nitrate's Summer Of Science

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Professor Nitrate's Summer Of Science - Sunday - Wednesday between July 23 & August 23 

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Join us for summer holiday fun at the Royal Gunpowder Mills every Sunday through to Wednesday 23 July – 23 August where Professor Nitrate has an action packed Summer of Science in store! With fun interactive science shows for all the family to enjoy. The new “hands on” zone in The Mad Lab where fun can be had with all types of new gadgets and gizmos!  The “Rocket & Flight” zone is where you can make, launch and create all different types of rockets and learn about the science behind them.  Get creative each day with t shirt printing, tie dying and painting! Explore the science behind bubbles in the “Bounce and Bubble” zone, and test your skills and learn about projectiles on the “Test Range”.  Keep checking our website for even more activities being added.  

Adults and children alike can indulge in the history of this site which is infused in science of explosions and propulsion, from gunpowder in the 17th Century to secret Cold War cutting edge research into rocketry.  View the site on a guided land train tour, visit our award winning interactive Main Exhibition, explore our Armoury and Rocket Vault and check out our 1940’s exhibition. 

Professor Nitrate’s Summer of Science takes place every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday between July 23rd and August 23rd. There’s ample play space for the kids, indoor and outdoor picnic space, a great value café plus so much more to explore on a site with 300 years of secret science and hidden heritage.

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