Royal Gunpowder Mills


Explore explosions and rockets on the site of the historic Royal Gunpowder Mills.

The Royal Gunpowder Mills was founded in 1735 to supply gunpowder for industry and war. After the second world war, the site was opened as a research centre for rocket propellant and explosives. This family friendly museum explores the history of the site and the science.

During your visit you can see secret rockets, test crazy carts, find out about the women who made munitions during the second world war and ride the miniature railway.

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Prices and Opening Times
Adult Ticket: £9.75 (USD14.44)  per ticket
Child Ticket: £7.75 (USD11.48)  per ticket
Family Ticket: £22.73 to £38.48 (USD33.66)  per ticket
Concession Ticket: £8.75 (USD12.96)  per ticket

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Opening Times:

Opening times can vary so please check before visiting. The opening schedule for 2015 is below:

Open every Sunday: 28 March - 20 September 2015

Open daily during: school and Bank Holidays (excludes Christmas)

Guy Fawkes Festival and Fireworks: 7 - 8 November

Opening Times

Sundays and Holidays: 10:00 - 17:00 (last entry 15:00)

Guy Fawkes Festival: 14:00 - 19:00 (last entry 18:45)

Venue Details & Map

Royal Gunpowder Mills

Beaulieu Drive
Waltham Abbey
+44 (0)1992 707370
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app


Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Catering Facilities
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