Plan Your Visit
The Royal Gunpowder Mills is a great place for families and individuals to spend days out exploring the fascinating history of gunpowder, explosives and rocket propellants.
Open Days and Times
Open Sundays , Mondays , Tuesdays & Wednesdays between July 23 and August 23. For the rest of our open days and events please click here
10 am - 5 pm (last entry 3 pm)
Suggested length of visit is…Read More
Purchase Admission Tickets
Tickets may be purchased at our Ticket Office on the day when you arrive (see prices below)
Tickets are sent by Email - Please Print the Email and bring it with you …Read More
Become a Season Ticket holder and visit for less!
Season Tickets make ideal gifts!
2017 Season Tickets
A 2017 Season Ticket allows you unlimited visits to the Royal Gunpowder Mills on the days we are open during School & Bank…Read More
How To Find Us
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 minu…Read More
Download our Access for All Leaflet...
There are 174 free car parking spaces.Four coach spaces are available at the site. Coach set down and pick up is right by the entrance.Seven designated wider spaces with a surfaced finish ar…Read More
Enjoy a group visit and learn more about our history. We welcome groups by prior appointment. Guided group visits are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays by appointment. Optional Guided Land Train tours are available if booked in advance.…Read More
Join Professor Nitrate & Crew for a birthday party you’ll never forget!
Upon your arrival to the Royal Gunpowder Mills you will be greeted by your Birthday Party Leader who will take you to your very own VIP area where you can make your own rocket o…Read More
French Information Leaflet
Une introduction au Musée de la Poudrerie Royale à Waltham Abbey...
German Information Leaflet
Eine Einführung in das Museum der königlichen Schiesspulverfabrik in Waltham Abbey...
Note: There may be loud bangs at some of our events.
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.