Plan Your Trip What's on How to get here We look forward to welcoming our visitors back in June 2021 following our period of closure due to the pandemic. Please note that we won't be able to run many of our usual activities, including our science shows and performances, in summer 2021 but will be offering a low key opportunity to explore areas of our site for free. We thank you for your understanding in these difficult times and we wish all our customers well in the coming weeks. In the meantime, keep an eye on our website for news of our re-opening and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Please Donate We are open to the public only when we stage events. Go to What’s On to find your opportunity to explore the Royal Gunpowder Mills. You can also find entrance prices and how to book there too! We open up the site for pre-arranged group visits of 20+ and provided tailored tours. This is a superb way of experiencing the Royal Gunpowder Mills in more depth. You can also arrange to bring your own event here, hire space, run courses and workshops, or stage your celebratory occasion. For further information contact us on 01992 707 370 or Download our 2019 leaflet by clicking here Getting here: Our address is: The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1JY Located between Waltham Abbey & Waltham Cross, off Highbridge St. (across from McDonalds). Entrance at top north end of Beaulieu Drive. The site is a 10 minute walk west from Waltham Abbey Town Centre. By Road: From J25 of M25 go to Waltham Cross and then A121 to Waltham Abbey; or from J26 of M25, take A121, taking care to get into the right-hand lane when approaching the traffic junction at Meridian Way, and continue straight ahead into Beaulieu Drive. By Underground: From Loughton station (central line) - Bus 66 towards Debden. By Bus: Please note that some bus services run differently or not at all on Sundays. Check local timetables for details. The site is around a 10 minute walk from Waltham Abbey Town Centre. Nearest bus stop is Highbridge Street Roundabout which is served by the following local buses: 251, 66 , 86 and 13 Travel information:Traveline - 08712 002233 By Cab: Cab prices vary depending upon traffic and operator but tend to be £4 - £6 from Waltham Cross station. By Rail: Please note that services differ on Sundays. Check with operators for details. Nearest station is Waltham Cross, connecting London Liverpool Street, Stratford or Tottenham Hale underground (Victoria Line) to/from Cheshunt/Broxbourne/ Hertford East. Connection can also be made at Theobalds Grove (London Overground) via Hackney Downs or Seven Sisters and then to Highbridge Street via 251 bus. We are a 25 minute walk east from Waltham Cross station. You can take a bus from outside the station. Turn right out of the station, go under the road bridge, up the stairs, turn left and you will see the bus stop just ahead. You may also take a bus or a cab. Travel information:National Rail- 08457 484950Transport for London- 020 7222 1234 Trainline By Foot The Royal Gunpowder Mills is situated within Lea Valley at Section 1 of 6 - Details of how to get here from Lee Valley can be found by clicking here. For further details of Section 1 of the Lee Valley Walk - spanning from Waltham Abbey to Ponders End click here. Note: There may be loud bangs at some of our events, but not in Summer 2021. Note: Activities are subject to change, please check event listing before attending. Note: Children must be accompanied by an Adult or Guardian at all times. Dogs: Only guide and assistance dogs will be allowed on the site. They must remain in harness during the visit.