Opening Hours | Getting Here | Accessibility

Our small museum, the RSA Interpretation Centre, is located in the base of the clocktower of the Factory’s former Main Machine Shop, forming part of the modern RSA Island Centre. Opened in 2001 we have steadily expanded the collection and are always looking out for objects associated with either the Factory or its products.

Coronavirus / COVID-19

We are currently closed to the public due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. This difficult decision was taken by the Board of Trustees following further local public health advice. We will remain closed until further notice. We continue to monitor the situation and look forward to welcoming you back when the situation has stabilised and is safe for our staff and other visitors.

In the meantime, please feel free to contact us here.

Our staff and volunteers are of all ages. It is possible the available staff on site may be at greater risk of severe illness caused by coronavirus. Furthermore the RSA Trust & RSA Island Village DO NOT TOLERATE ANY ABUSIVE OR THREATENING BEHAVIOUR TOWARDS STAFF, including, but not limited to physical, legalistic, sexual or racial / religious hatred. This includes times when staff are on duty on or off site, or off duty, going about their daily lives. Staff reserve all their rights under law.

Opening Hours

Our opening hours are 10am – 2pm Monday to Friday, for access please visit our management office in Unit 12 (see map) and one of the estate management team will be happy to show you around. We are also happy to arrange opening outside of these hours and at weekends, please contact us if this would be suitable for you.

We also open for special occasions and take part in London Open House weekend, on the third Saturday in September each year, when you can climb the ladder to the top of the tower and view our turret clock. You can also meet former workers from the factory to learn about day to day working life here.

Getting Here

We are well served both by the road network, public transport and the Lee Navigation.

Bus: 121, 491

Alight at ‘Canalside Walk’ stop and cross the small pedestrian bridge over the ornamental canal arm.

National Rail: Enfield Lock Station

Trains run every half an hour between London Liverpool Street and Hertford East, once per hour between Stratford (London) and Bishop’s Stortford.

London Underground: Tottenham Hale

Change from Victoria Line to National Rail and take the train to Enfield Lock Station (see above).

By Car

There is free parking available in our car park at the RSA Island Centre as well as free parking around Enfield Island Village should our car park be full. We are located just off of Mollison Avenue, a short distance from J25 of the M25. Please note that unless pre arranged we are unable to offer large coach parking facilities.

Our address is The RSA Island Centre, Island Centre Way, Enfield, EN3 6GS

By Boat: Enfield Lock, Lee Navigation

There are casual moorings both to the north and south of the lock. We are located approximately five minutes walk from the lock itself.


The RSA Interpretation Centre is wheelchair accessible on the ground floor only. Due to the age of the building and its listed status we are currently unable to arrange wheelchair access to the top of the clock tower. Our staff are happy to assist in you viewing objects in the collection and can arrange object handling sessions if needed, subject to availability. We have wheelchair accessible toilets on site. If you require door-to-door access to the museum, please phone the office when you reach our car park. We can lower the access control bollard onto Island Centre Way itself.
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Map showing the location of the RSA Interpretation Centre within the RSA Island Centre.