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image for Outdoor Event item typeSummer Sundays at Royal Gunpowder Mills

  • VistEngland VAQAS

Outdoor Event, Sun 9 Jun - Sun 21 Jul 2019, £6-£12


Summer at the mills!

Summer at the mills!


Beaulieu Drive,
Waltham Abbey,


With a special theme each week – Come and enjoy a Sunday at the Royal Gunpowder Mills at a great value price! Special Event Season Tickets can be used. What’s the theme? Head for our website to find out!

Set in 170 acres of extraordinary landscape, this fascinating place chronicles the history of gunpowder and later explosives and propellants as well as Cold War secret research and rocketry.

For families we have the fantastic Mad Lab show delighting children of all ages, where Professor Nitrate creates chaos with bangs, crashes and fizzes! Join the Professor’s assistant each Sunday and get hands-on with the activity of the day.

For all visitors The Royal Gunpowder Mills has over 300 years of history to explore, in our Museum and other exhibitions. Tour our acclaimed Armoury with volunteers who can tell all about this comprehensive collection of firearms from the Civil War onwards. Learn in the Rocket Vault about the rocketry development that went on here, often from scientists who used to work here on top secret research.

For a nominal fee take the Land Train tour with experienced guides taking you to hidden parts of the site, which is a Scheduled Monument and an Site of Special Scientific Interest, rich in history and wildlife habitats. Watch out for deer and other wildlife! And throughout the day, the Gunpowder Café serves great food.

Tickets can be purchase on the day for through our Eventbrite page. Or use your 12-month Season Ticket! If you decide on the day you’d like one, go back to the ticket pod to be issued your Season Ticket and your admission for that day is free! And don’t forget to consider Gift Aiding any ticket.

Please note that due to wildlife protection, no animals are allowed onsite, with the exception of certified Assistance Dogs.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled 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 access

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 9 Jun - Sun 21 Jul 2019 10:00 to 17:00


Prices still to be confirmed - Check website for details.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 9 Jun - Sun 21 Jul Summer Sundays
Sun 28 Jul - Wed 28 Aug Professor Nitrate's Test Zone



Plan route to Royal Gunpowder Mills using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

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

By Road:
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 opposite in 'Beaulieu Drive'.

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

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Waltham Cross station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • 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