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Architectural type
Facility

We will be launching the 2022 programme in mid-August

  • The clocktower & canal basin
  • The John Thwaite Clock
  • The Main Machine Shop, circa 1999, before restoration
  • The renovated Main machine shop, today, as the RSA Island Centre

Royal Small Arms Factory

Board of Ordnance

place
RSA Island Centre, 49 Island Centre Way, Enfield (off A1055 Mollison Avenue), EN3 6GS
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Bookshop, Parking, Toilets

Travel Information

train
Nearest train: Enfield Lock
directions_bus
Bus routes: 121, 491
Grade II listed arms factory closed to public for 170 years. Museum and clocktower open for tours.

Events

Saturday 11th September
RSA Interpretation Centre Open Day
schedule Time: 10am to 5pm
group Capacity: 6
Viewing our small collection of objects devoted to the history of the Royal Small Arms Factory. Meet engineers who worked at the Factory during its lifetime.
Visitors can arrive at any time during the opening hours.
There may be queues at busy times.
Clock Tower Tours
schedule Time: 10am to 5pm
group Capacity: 2
Access to view our John Thwaite birdcage clock (at the Keeper's discretion)
Visitors can arrive at any time during the opening hours.
There may be queues at busy times.

Design

Original design
Board of Ordnance, 1854
Restoration
Shepheard Epstein Hunter, 2001
Type
Industrial
Period
Historical/contemporary