Royal Gunpowder Mills

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Royal Gunpowder Mills
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Children's Museums
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Royal Gunpowder Mills is a great place for families to spend days out exploring the secret history of gunpowder, explosives and rocket propellants through our engaging interactive Exhibitions, Science Shows and Children's Activities. With a 300 year history and 170 acres of secret science and hidden heritage there's always a great day out to be had at the Royal Gunpowder Mills - Next open February 10 - February 18 for MAYHEM IN THE MAD LAB
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Janice Mary Weather
Waltham Abbey, UK23 contributions
Aug 2021
Each of my children, ages 3-10 enjoyed every aspect in so many different ways. After their father passed, it was difficult to enjoy things again but this visit was well worth it.
Written November 15, 2021
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2HertsHearts
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Family
Tractor ride around the site was both informative and enjoyable, the site now has a wealth of wildlife but the history is also fascinating.
Written June 27, 2021
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Alison T
Harlow, UK26 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
Visited last year and really loved the firework display great day out for family . Would come back again
Written August 19, 2020
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ChingfordAsh
Chingford, UK16 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Visited in half term with my nephew's, they enjoyed the hands on experience and professor Nitrates show, to be honest I think I enjoyed it even more., the on-site cafe was outstanding, we all had a nice meal, it was good to get decent food without getting ripped off like some theme parks..
All the staff were friendly and helpful throughout the day.fully recommended 👍 👍
Written February 25, 2020
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CJC62
Hertfordshire, UK39 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
Had a lovely day with my grandchildren at half term. They throughly enjoyed it. Took them into the cafe. Food really nice and not expensive.
Written February 24, 2020
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Curious553511
5 contributions
Oct 2019
Very interesting place, staff were great with useful information. Enjoyed train ride will definitely go again.
Written October 27, 2019
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pjj
2 contributions
Aug 2019
Brilliant day out. Lots of interactive things to do. Brilliant informative tractor ride around the mills. Brilliant Professor Nitrate show.
Written August 26, 2019
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Ian
2 contributions
Jun 2019
We had originally thought that we would be at the Royal Gunpowder Mills for a couple of hours but it turned ou to be so interesting and the staff so enthusiastic that we where there all day. We had started at the exhibition centre, armoury and theatre before moving on to see some of the mixing houses. At the rocket lab we were welcomed by volunteer Derek Back who gave us a thorough tour explaining everything about the rockets and motors. After this we stopped at the cafe where, again, foodwas served prompty. Having then explored some of the other buildings we took the guided tour of the site courtesy of John (driving the tractor) and Richard giving the excellent comentary.
It is a truly fascinating site and one that is well worth visiting. Thank you to all the staff and voluteers for making it such an interesting day
Written August 25, 2019
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Sal
4 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
I was here with a group, we had plenty to do all day. All activities were a reasonable price. Staff and volunteers were more than happy to help and all super friendly. I would come back here and recommend it as a day out any time.
Written August 18, 2019
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Suziejane51
Shepton Mallet, UK110 contributions
Aug 2019
My son, who lives in Essex, suggested a day out at the gunpowder mills...there was 2 adults, 2 seniors & 3 children. The entrence charge was very reasonable around £50 for all 7 of us...no extra charge for any of the activities..The 'lab' experiments I did think were a little tame, even my 2 -6 year old twins thought so...But the other available activities were great.....they made a rocket each, which were carefully carried around until launch time. The craft room was great, each of them decorated a tee shirt...the only thing you had to buy at a Very reasonable price..the wildlife tower was worth a look. We didn't have time to catch the tractor tour, but we can always return, as we didn't get to see every thing. The actual buildings & grounds were lovely, plenty of space, the small cafe was very reasonably priced... Would certainly recommend a visit
Written August 8, 2019
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Royal Gunpowder Mills is open:
  • Sun - Wed 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM