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Welcome to Hounslow

Hounslow is an exciting and vibrant West London borough with lots of things to see and do.  We have a fantastic offer for visitors and residents alike including a diverse range of attractions, museums, beautiful parks, stately homes, riverside pubs, cycle paths and walks.  A visit to and around Hounslow is a great day out for all the family.

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Parks & Open Spaces Historic Houses & Museums
Parks & Open Spaces Historic Houses & Museums
Osterley House Hounslow Urban Farm Kew Bridge Stream Museum
Osterley House & Grounds Hounslow Urban farm Kew Bridge Stream Museum
The Musical Museum Syon House and Park Chiswick House and Gardens
The Musical Museum Syon House and Park Chiswick House and Gardens

Parks & Open Spaces

Hounslow has many wonderful parks and open spaces for you to visit with events held regularly for all the family to enjoy.
In this section you will also find information on allotments, as well as cemeteries, church yards and other public open spaces.
More info: www.hounslow.info/parks-open-spaces

Historic Houses & Museums

Hounslow has a wealth of art and cultural activities and venues that celebrate the diversity of the borough for all ages to enjoy. Artist studios, a theatre, amazing museums and glorious historic houses are all here to be explored and enjoyed.
More info: www.hounslow.info/arts-culture/historic-houses-museums

Osterley House

Magnificent neo-classical house and interiors, landscape park and gardens. With a spectacular mansion surrounded by gardens, park and farmland, Osterley is one of the last surviving country estates in London.  Once described as 'the palace of palaces', Osterley was created in the late 18th century by architect and designer Robert Adam for the Child family to entertain and impress their friends and clients.
More info: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/osterley-park

Hounslow Urban Farm

HOUNSLOW URBAN FARM is one of London's largest community farms. Covering 29 acres it is an important educational resource and leisure facility for all the family. Visitors can enjoy a variety of colourful and unusual farm animals close-up, including 5 types of pigs, goats, cows, rabbits, ducks, geese, alpacas, rheas, Peacocks and lots more.
More info: www.hounslowurbanfarm.co.uk

Kew Bridge Stream Museum

Kew Bridge Steam Museum houses a museum of water supply and a collection of water pumping steam engines. The museum is an Anchor Point of EThe Kew Bridge Pumping Station was originally opened in 1838 by the Grand Junction Waterworks Company, following a decision to close an earlier pumping station at Chelsea due to poor water quality. In the years up to 1944 the site expanded, with the addition of more steam pumping engines as well as four Allen diesel pumps and four electric pumping sets. The steam engines were retired from service in 1944, although two were kept on standby up until 1958, when a demonstration run of the Harvey & Co. 100 inch engine marked the final time steam would operate at the site.
The Metropolitan Water Board decided not to scrap the resident steam pumping engines and set them aside to form the basis of a museum display at a later date. This action bore fruit in 1973 with the formation of the Kew Bridge Engines Trust.
More info: www.kbsm.org

The Musical Museum

The Musical Museum is a musical instrument museum located in Brentford, London Borough of Hounslow, a few minutes' walk from Kew Bridge railway station.  It was founded in 1963 by Frank Holland MBE (1910-89), who believed that self-playing musical instruments should be preserved and played. Host to a Mighty Wurlitzer concert organ and various musical boxes, the museum today is home to the world's largest collection of historic musical rolls.
The museum has always been run by volunteers. The fully air conditioned museum has separate galleries for instruments, an auditorium/concert hall, a cafe and a car park.
More info: www.musicalmuseum.co.uk

Syon House and Park

Syon House, with its 200-acre (80 hectare/800,000 m²) park, is situated in west London, England. It belongs to the Duke of Northumberland and is now his family's London residence. The family's traditional central London residence was Northumberland House. The eclectic interior of the house as is famous today was designed by the architect Robert Adam in the 1760s.
Syon House derives its name from Syon Abbey, a medieval monastery of the Bridgettine Order, founded in 1415 on a nearby site by King Henry V. The Abbey moved to the site now occupied by Syon House in 1431. It was one of the wealthiest nunneries in the country and a local legend recalls that the monks of Sheen had a Ley tunnel running to the nunnery at Syon. In 1539, the abbey was closed by royal agents during the Dissolution of the Monasteries and the monastic community was expelled.
More info: www.syonpark.co.uk

Chiswick House and Gardens

Chiswick House is a Palladian villa in Burlington Lane, Chiswick, in the London Borough of Hounslow in England. Arguably the finest remaining example of Neo-Palladian architecture in London, the house was designed by Lord Burlington, and completed in 1729. The 65 acre (0.26 km2) gardens, mainly created by architect and landscape designer William Kent, is one of the earliest examples of the English landscape garden.
More info: www.chgt.org.uk

 

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