Royal Gunpowder Mills

Mills
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Set in 170 acres of natural parkland and boasting 20 buildings of major historic importance, the site mixes fascinating history, exciting science and beautiful surroundings to produce a magical day out for all the family. Established in the 17th century and acquired by the Crown in 1787, the Royal Gunpowder Mills has a very important place in both the history of Great Britain and of its home town of Waltham Abbey.

Venue Type:

Science centre, Museum

Opening hours

Please see website for details.

Admission charges

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Discounts

  • English Heritage
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
a photograph showing he contents of a 1940s shop

1940s Exhibition

  • 1 January 0200 — 1 January 2020 *on now

Explore war-time life with reconstructions from the 1940s. Experience the sights and sounds as you step inside an Anderson air-raid shelter, peek into a war-time kitchen, and toy shop, and browse in a 1940s general store.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
MITM19

Mayhem In The Mad Lab

  • 16 — 24 February 2019

The Royal Gunpowder Mills kicks off its 2019 season with Mayhem in the Mad Lab! Join us DAILY between February 16th to February 24th for super cool science and fun activities.

In the Mad Lab visit our "Science Stations" where you can try our hands-on experiments testing scientific theories, plus, make your very own personalized slime and learn how to make your own modelling dough! - Lots of messy mayhem in a full day of fun, including “The Rocket Room” where you can create and launch your very own air powered rocket before popping it in your pocket and taking it home.

Professor Nitrate creates mayhem with interactive science shows at 11.40, 1.40 and 3.40 where all the family can learn about things that go whizz, bang and crash!

The history of our 300 year old site comes to life with our Exhibition, Rocket Vault & Armoury plus other displays including a wildlife tower and the Brambly Hedge exhibition.

The Royal Gunpowder Mills opens its doors DAILY between February 16th and February 24th for MAYHEM IN THE MAD LAB. Doors open 10am, Last Entry 3pm. Follow us on social media @gunpowdermills

*Activities are subject to change- always check before you travel

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

£10.50 - Adults
£8.50 - Children
£9.00 - Concessions

Website

https://www.royalgunpowdermills.com/Event/mayhem-in-the-mad-lab

Royal Gunpowder Mills
Beaulieu Drive
Waltham Abbey
Essex
EN9 1JY
England

Website

http://www.royalgunpowdermills.com

E-mail

General enquiries

info@royalgunpowdermills.com

Telephone

Switchboard

01992 707370

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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