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With 12 buildings across the entire site, there really is no limit to the type of events that can be accommodated here. The entire site including the large outdoor spaces is available for hire for corporate activity days or family fun days. The site can also be split and is large enough to accommodate several events on the same day. These spaces also include a cinema/theatre for performances, screenings and rehearsal.


  • Wifi
  • Exhibitions
  • Performances
  • Armoury
  • Cafe
  • Childrens play area
  • Historic walking tours
  • Land train tours
  • Mad Lab'
  • Military truck rides
  • Nature walks and viewing tower
  • Rocket Vault

 Food And Drink

  • External catering allowed
  • External alcohol allowed
  • Kitchenette
  • Space for catering equipment
  • Catering equipment
  • Professional Kitchen


  • 150 Buffet
  • 100 Dinner Dance
  • 100 Theatre


  • Art Exhibitions
  • Pop-Ups
  • Promoters
  • Ticketed events
  • 18th Birthday Parties
  • 21st Birthday Parties
  • Events with Alcohol


  • 250m2 (2691ft2)
  • Ceiling height 4m (13ft)
  • Disabled Access
  • Outside Space
  • Storage Space
  • 175 Parking Spaces
  • Royal Gunpowder Mills
  • Beaulieu Drive
  • Waltham Abbey
  • Essex
  • EN9 1JY

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The site is approx 170 acres. There is a large woodland, a selection of 12 rooms and buildings that are suitable for functions, dining, presentations and performances. There is a large mead/field and some hard standing areas as well as a car park. The site is very popular with location filming companies, reenactment groups and is a very popular visitor attraction in its own right. The outside area and mead would be well suited for corporate team building/activities as well as family fun days, car shows, presentations and summer parties.

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