Paintings of the Mills

Step back in time to explore an explosive past through the vision of the artists who have painted the sights and scenes at the Royal Gunpowder Mills. Read more

Listed Buildings

The 20 Listed Buildings at the Royal Gunpowder Mills Read more


Powder Boats were used to transport explosives materials around the network of narrow canals on the Royal Gunpowder Mills site. Read more

Canals & Waterways

The Millhead Stream was used as a canal for the smooth and safe delivery of raw materials and collection of gunpowder. By 1800 the system had been further extended by the building of new mills on the banks of the old River Lea and the connection of these to the Millhead by canals. Read more