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The Purfleet Heritage & Military Centre

Thursdays, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays 9:30am - 3:30pm

The centre is a museum located in a Grade 1 former Royal Gunpowder Magazine which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

It is housed within Magazine No.5 of what was once a Royal Magazine for Gunpowder situated on the banks of the River Thames.

The Centre houses over 15,000 historical artifacts and memorabilia relating to the history of the magazines and local area dating from 18th Century to present day, these include Thames Board Mills, the Purfleet Rifle Range, Van den Burgh and Jurgens margarine factory, the author Bram Stoker (Dracula), brewer Samuel Whitbread and the Royal Family connection are all represented.

For information on events please phone or email

Who to contact

Contact Name
Alan or Sue Gosling
Contact Position
Chair & Secretary
01708 890874 (opening hours only)
07000 521176
07751 099352

Where to go

The Purfleet Heritage & Military Centre
Centurion Way
RM19 1ZZ

A hidden jewel 

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Thursdays, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays 9:30am - 3:30pm
Session Information
Closed around Christmas
phone for details

Funded Places

Journey Planner

Address: Centurion Way  Purfleet-on-Thames  Essex 

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