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Described by Historic England as the ‘most important site for the history of explosives in Europe' the remarkable and beautiful landscape chronicles the development of explosives, propellants and finally rocket motors and fuels from the Civil War to the Cold War, including rare surviving WW1 factory buildings, and intriguing structures and earthworks. Join us for a guided tour of the out-of-bounds parts of the site, led by a knowledgeable guide, entering particular interiors if appropriate. The tour will introduce participants to hidden architectural gems as well as the stories of the site and the purpose for which each structure was designed.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£18.00 per adult
Adult£18.00 per adult
Adult£18.00 per adult
Adult£18.00 per adult

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.


Accessible by Public Transport: Waltham Cross station is 2 miles away.

Walking Tours

Type:Walking Event

Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1JY
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Opening Times

Season (17 Oct 2020)
DayTimes
Saturday13:00 - 16:00
Sunday - FridayClosed
Season (21 Nov 2020)
DayTimes
Saturday13:00 - 16:00
Sunday - FridayClosed

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