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Royal Gunpowder Mills

Royal Gunpowder Mills

Royal Gunpowder Mills

Royal Gunpowder Mills

Royal Gunpowder Mills

Royal Gunpowder Mills


Beaulieu Drive,
Waltham Abbey,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 3 - Mon 5 May VE Day Celebration May Bank Holiday
Sat 17 - Sun 18 May Heritage Steam Weekend
Sat 24 May - Sun 1 Jun Spy Kids Half Term
Sat 24 - Mon 26 May Wild West Weekend Bank Holiday
Sat 5 - Sun 6 Jul Railway Weekend
Wed 23 Jul - Sun 31 Aug Summer Holidays Arts & Science


Kept secret for over 300 years, this fascinating site has literally acres of opportunity to make your day an event. Winner of 'Best Family Event 2009' - why not explore the site by way of our land train, or it maybe your first chance to get up close and personal with a rocket.

OPENING TIMES: May to September, every weekend and Bank Holiday Monday 1000-1700 - plus every day during school holidays (including October half term). Group bookings also available by special arrangement during the week.

Free preliminary visit for group organiser, coach parking on site, coach drop off/pick up point, coach driver concessions and facilities, guided group tours, toilets, shop, picnic area, cafe/restaurant, wheelchair access, corporate hospitality.

For further details see

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired


Adults £6.50, Children £5.00, Under 3s free.



See location of Royal Gunpowder Mills on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 376008  Lat: 51.68967 Long: -0.01007

By Road:
From the M25: Leave jct 26, follow signs for A121 to Waltham Abbey at traffic lights, McDonalds on your left, our entrance is in 'Beaulieu Drive'.

By Public Transport:
From Waltham Cross station it is 20 minutes' walk to Royal Gunpowder Mills.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired
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