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 for School Holiday Events , Special Events & Open Days in 2018 - Next open DAILY Between February 10 - February 18
Pre Booked Groups welcome when open and also at other times - bookings made through 01992 707 350
Opening T…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!
2018 Season Tickets
A 2018 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
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 Walt…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
Group Visits 2018
Group visits are a fantastic opportunity to learn about the 300 year history of the Royal Gunpowder Mills, Group Visits can be made by booking through our main office on 01992 707 350. Subject to volunteer availability we can also offer…Read More
Food and drink in our Gunpowder Cafe is provided by Sharon's Events Catering - There's lots of tasty treats on offer this October Half Term - take a look!
CHEESE BURGER £4
VEGGIE BURGER £4
JUMBO HOT DOG WITH ONIONS £4
PUFF PASTRY 8" S…Read More
Birthday Parties at the Royal Gunpowder Mills (2018)
Our birthday party program is currently being redesigned - further details about the program will be available soon. Our current standard party package is still currently …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.