Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park

Heritage Site and Nature Reserve

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The site will be open daily. Check with Swale Borough Council for opening times.

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There is a large car park beside the visitor centre.

The Visitor Centre is open to the public on weekends from April to November from 10.30am to 4.30pm. There are displays explaining how gunpowder was made at Oare and reflecting the part the Works played in the development of Faversham. Postcards and publications about gunpowder are available in the visitors centre shop.

The visitor centre includes a small meeting room, which can be used by visiting groups or schools. The centre is resourced with basic equipment for environmental education studies. If you are the leader of a group contact Swale Borough Council for information about a guided visit.

There are toilets both within the visitor centre and in the car park. A toilet suitable for wheelchair users and those with other disabilities is at the visitor centre.

Adjacent to the visitor centre is a small picnic area with tables. Please take your rubbish home with you.

The surfaced trails around the site are colour coded. They will lead you around through the woodland past the remains of the buildings. Different trails pass close to the massive walls of the Corning House, alongside the canals (or leats), across the Marshland Boardwalk and onto the viewing deck of the millpond. Other trails lead to the firing range and through the open grassland meadow.

You can find out more about these by clicking the virtual tour button. At Oare Gunpowder Works each trail is well signed and explores important areas of the site. Choose one that suits the time you have available and explore. Please observe the safety barriers close to the water and high walls.

At key points throughout the site there are interpretation panels helping to interpret the site. Reflecting the unique blend of wildlife and history, the boards include old photographs of buildings and comments about the wildlife present in the area.

Within this website there are activity sheets that can be used by children before, during and after a visit. Visit Teachers Information and choose the ones you want to use. Additionally there are animations that provide a greater understanding of Oare Gunpowder Works. Click the Fun and Games button to find out more.

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