Gunnersbury Park Museum
Gunnersbury Park Museum is the local history museum for the London Boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow.
The museum's role is to collect, keep safe and display the past and present history of its two boroughs including Acton, Bedfont, Brentford, Chiswick, Cranford, Ealing, Feltham, Greenford, Hanwell, Hanworth, Heston, Hounslow, Isleworth, Northolt, Perivale and Southall.
Due to an event taking place in the Victorian Kitchens on Sunday 13th July they will be closed to the public. They are open for tours, as usual on Saturday 12th.
We are currently unable in the short term to accept any donations or enquires at the Museum regarding our collections. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and will give notice via this website as soon as the enquiry service is resumed.
For the next few months the Curator will be working on the current bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund and will be unable to answer museum enquiries. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and will give notice via this website as soon as the enquiry service is resumed.
A new future for your past...
The Heritage Lottery Fund recently announced an award of £386,400 from its Hertiage Grants programme as part of Stage 1 support for the development of a comprehensive bid to restore the Large Mansion and Gunnersbury Park Museum.
The estimated £9.4million proejct will help restore Gunnersbury Park House and develop and expand the museum within it allowing its collections to inspire learning and creativity as well as promote a better understanding of local heritage.
The next round of application to the HLF is scheduled to be submitted early in 2014, after which if successful, you will begin to see considerable changes and activity taking place.
An outreach team has been appointed to hep work with all communities to further develop proposals for the planned Stage 2 submission in early 2014 whilst the current activity of the museum continues to be delivered throughout the year. The museum is open and its regular exhibition and events programme will continue to run as usual. An additional programme of events, activities and consultation is currently being developed and will be rolled out over the year.
If you would like to become more involved in the outreach activity and consulation exercises or to join the mailing list to be kept up to date with developments, email: email@example.com
Friends of Gunnersbury Park and Museum work tirelessly to preserve and improve the park and its historic buildings. For more information on the Friends, their website is: www.gunnersburyfriends.org
For sports pitch hire, events bookings and maintenance issues contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gunnersbury 2026 is an exciting project to restore and enhance every aspect of the park; the landscape, buildings and museum transforming it into a significant heritage and leisure site for the existing community and for future generations to enjoy. This film is an introduction to the park and what goes on there, it outlines some of the challenges facing the park and what visitors think about it today. Visit Gunnersbury Park and join in!
The museum was opened in 1929. Since then it has collected a wide range of objects, paintings and photographs which reflect life in Ealing and Hounslow Boroughs from prehistory to the present day.
It still continues to collect material to make sure that visitors in the future will be able to see how we lived today.
The collections are now so large that most of them are in storage, but they are brought out for public view through a programme of regularly changing exhibitions. Items not on show can be viewed by appointment.
The museum is housed in the Large Mansion at Gunnersbury Park and has its display galleries in the grand, State Rooms.
Visitors to the museum can see a range of changing exhibitions that include local history and other local themes (some staged by local people or groups), alongside a variety of other shows.
The museum also provides a programme of schools' workshops, provides tours and talks (bookable in advance) and each year stages special events for children and adults.
Museum staff answer enquiries relating to local, social history and museum themes and identify objects brought into the museum.
New Opening Hours
The Museum is now closed to the general public on Mondays to allow for essential work to be undertaken to the collections, buildings and gallery spaces.
Gunnersbury Park Museum:
April - October 11am - 5pm Tuesday-Sunday
November – March 11am - 4pm Tuesday-Sunday
Last admission 15 minutes before closing
Closed: Mondays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve & New Year’s day.
Open to the Public on Saturdays & Sundays from 11.00am – 4.30pm (with last visitors at 4.00pm) from 1st April to 31st October.
(They are closed throughout the winter period as they are in use by our Education Department and for special published events- see HOUNSLOW HIGHLIGHTS FOR DETAILS)
How to get here: Tube: Turn left out of Acton Town tube station (Piccadilly line) and walk for about 10 minutes, crossing North Circular. , Car: Off North Circular A406 north of Chiswick roundabout. Bus: E3
Access: Wheelchair Access
Download the Gunnersbury Park Museum Education Brochure (pdf)
For help with files and downloads click here.
See the history of the world in 100 objects on the BBC website (spot the Gunnersbury Park Museum object)
View the Gunnersbury details on the Culture24 website
Gunnersbury Park, Popes Lane, London, W3 8LQ.
Tel: 020 8992 1612
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