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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
Immerse the children in fun exploration of science, history and nature at the Royal Gunpowder Mills.
Set in 170 acres of beautiful, unique landscape, home to grey herons, siskins, owls and deer, you can explore the wildlife tower and take a landtrain for a guided tour of the whole site.
Indoors, there's Professor Nitrate's Mad Lab! You and the kids join in the fun of experimenting with gizmos, gadgets and contraptions to find out about forces and gravity, areodynamics and explosions! The Professor always needs kids' help with his mad experiments so get ready to volunteer!
Let the children travel in a fun engaging way through 300 years of explosive and top secret history, with a Film, the Interactive Exhibition and the Rocket Vault packed with bright shiny rockets and satellite launchers. There are quizzes, crafts, and creative ways to keep all the family entertained.
Science, history and nature themes are embedded in the landscape and buildings of the Royal Gunpowder Mills. When you go on the land train guided tour to explore the northern parts of the site, you will find it criss-crossed with dry canals, alder woodland and, peeping through the trees, mysterious buildings uniquely designed to manufacture and test explosives.
They also have a range of special events showcasing living history, heritage, demonstrating explosives and going out on Guy Fawkes night with a big bang! See website for full details.
- Picnics Allowed
- Restaurant Onsite
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1JY, England
Click here to visit Royal Gunpowder Mills's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Opening hours are subject to change. Please call the attraction directly to avoid disappointment.
Adults: £9.75, Kids: £7.75
Enjoy delicious food and snacks in the spacious cafe at the Royal Gunpowder Mills.
Female, male, disabled access and baby change facilities available on site.
The Royal Gunpowder Mills shop is home to an exciting range of affordable and useful 'pocket money' items.