Royal Gunpowder Mills | Waltham Abbey

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Royal Gunpowder Mills

Travel back through time and discover 300 years of explosive and top secret history at the Royal Gunpowder Mills.

Start your visit with our introductory film in our cinema. Find out more by visiting our main exhibition and our Rocket Vault. Discover what it takes to make a rocket fly then make and launch your own air powered rocket! Professor Nitrate will tell you more in his explosive outdoor science show. Visit the Armoury, our comprehensive collection of small arms and militaria.

To explore more of our intriguing 170 acre site, choose between a 25 minute guided Tractor Tour or a 25 minute ride on our Gunpowder Railway (narrow gauge). Our knowledgeable guides will tell you all about our history. Remember look out for wildlife on this Site of Special Scientific Interest, including our herd of fallow deer.

Relax on our grassy mead and finish your visit with a go on our playground. All of the above is included in your ticket price!

Enjoy drinks and light snacks in our Gunpowder Cafe during your visit to keep you fuelled.

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Royal Gunpowder Mills
Beaulieu Drive
Waltham Abbey

Opening Times

Sun11:00am - 4:30pm

Last admissions 3pm

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