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Royal Gunpowder Mills




Royal Gunpowder Mills Map

The Fayre Times Festival will be held at the Royal Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey, Essex on the 20th & 21st September 2014.

Royal Gunpowder Mills,
Beaulieu Drive,
Waltham Abbey,
EN9 1JY.

Located between Waltham Abbey & Waltham Cross, off Highbridge St. (across from McDonalds). The entrance is at the top (north) end of Beaulieu Drive. The site is a 10 minute walk west from Waltham Abbey Town Centre.
There is Free parking.

Participants will be able to keep their vehicles within the safety of the site and away from the public car park.

By Road:
From J26 of M25, take A121 to Waltham Abbey; or from J25 of M25 go to Waltham Cross and then A121.

By Rail:
The nearest station is Waltham Cross, connecting London Liverpool Street or Tottenham Hale underground (Victoria Line) to/from Cheshunt/Broxbourne/Hertford East.
We are a 25 minute walk east from the station. You may also take a bus (see below) or a cab (office at station).

By Bus:
The site is just a 10 minute walk from Waltham Abbey Town Centre. The nearest bus stops in Highbridge Street are served by the following local buses: 21, 212, 213, 240, 250, 251, 255, 505, 517.


Royal Gunpowder Mills Entrance


More about the Gunpowder Mills

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 through our interactive Exhibitions, Science Shows and Childrens Activities.

It is an important heritage site with a remarkable true story.  The charity which runs the attraction is committed to conserving and sharing the fascinating 300 year history with future generations.

This very secret location has been involved in the production and development of explosives and rocket propellants for over 300 years.