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Professor Nitrate’s Summer of Science, Summer Holiday Fun!

Open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from July 23 to August 2017 10am – 5pm

Get ready to learn this summer with Professor Nitrate’s Summer of Science! Open every Sunday – Wednesday between July 23 and August 23, Professor Nitrate and team has some exciting things to test, try and make all summer long.

The Summer of Science offers an array of exhilarating activities throughout each of our open summer days. 

Visitors can explore the “Hands on Zone” in the Mad Lab testing all types of gadgets and gizmos and of course stopping by to see Professor Nitrate who has interactive science shows throughout the day. The “Rocket & Flight” Zone takes science to new heights with opportunities to learn about various types of projectiles and the elements used to power them plus make their own air powered rocket to take home with them. In the “Creative Zone” there’s ample chance to design a t shirt, try tie dying and get crafty with painting, drawing and designing. Get bubbly in our “Bubble & Bounce” Zone where visitors can learn about the science behind how bubble’s work plus try out our many methods of making them.

Professor Nitrate’s Summer of Science is a brilliant new summer holiday event which entertains children and keeps adults engaged as well. This event runs every Sunday – Wednesday from July 23 to August 23 from 10am till 5pm (Last Entry 3pm). There’s an enjoyable amount of play space for the kids, ample indoor and outdoor space as well as picnic areas and an indoor cafĂ©.

Luke Dunne, Events & Marketing Coordinator, said: “This summer we’re excited to bring science to the forefront, giving children opportunity to explore, create and learn and all in a fantastic environment with 300 years of history and heritage”

Go to our website to find out about all the other things you can do during your visit at this all-weather, all-day venue, like our popular land train tours, the Wildlife Walk and our interactive exhibition.  Already acknowledged for being ‘family friendly’ by the Telegraph and a participant in the Children’s University initiative, the Royal Gunpowder Mills was awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2016.

Stay in contact with the Royal Gunpowder Mills on social media. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @gunpowdermills on all platforms. Visit our website for more information www.royalgunpowdermills.com. Visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/royal-gunpowder-mills-12296793198


Notes for Editor on p2

Notes for Editor:

The Royal Gunpowder Mills is an internationally important heritage site with 300 + years of history of production of gunpowder and other explosives, propellants and rocketry.   Nowadays it is a visitor attraction which runs popular events, education and exhibitions.  Its importance is reflected by being an anchor point on the European Route of Industrial Heritage. The site played a major part in WW1 munitions production and about 3000 women worked here for the first time employed on all types of tasks, including the vital cordite production up to 1918.  Shortly after World War II it became a Defence Research Establishment.   Visitors can learn more about its history on site at the many exhibits.  A must is a guided landtrain tour through 170 acres of parkland and woodland, streams and dry canals.  The site features over 20 listed buildings and mysterious structures peeping through the beautiful alder woodland, which was once important for charcoal production and now a haven for herons, siskins, badgers, kingfishers, deer and much other wildlife.  It is a Scheduled Monument and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.  Visitors range from enthusiasts of history, nature and science to young families who can enjoy our award-winning family-friendly exhibitions and activities and have a fun time while learning.  We are part of the Children’s University scheme and were awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016.     www.royalgunpowdermills.com



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