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 developing 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. In the meantime, please follow common sense precautions:
- If you feel at all unwell, please take care of yourself at home or seek medical attention. The Interpretation Centre isn’t going anywhere in a hurry.
- If have been in contact with anyone who is unwell, or if you or anyone you’ve been in contact with has travelled through parts of the world listed on this NHS webpage, please follow advice on that page.
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.
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.
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).
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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