Gunnersbury Park & Museum

Gunnersbury Park &  Museum A stunning heritage park in the heart of West London. Home to the local history museum for Ealing & Hounslow.

From the archives - this image shows 'The Good Ship Endeavour'. From 1866 this ship was used by the boys from Middlesex ...
01/05/2020

From the archives - this image shows 'The Good Ship Endeavour'. From 1866 this ship was used by the boys from Middlesex Industrial School (now Feltham Young Offenders Institute) to train for a life at sea. By the year 1900, some 3000 boys had left to work at sea. #MuseumfromHome

30/04/2020

Please make sure when you are exercising with your dog in the park that you keep your dog on its lead. This will help us keep the park a safer place for everyone during this time. #StaySafe

Taken by our Head Gardener, here's some more floral cheer from Gunnersbury Park! #ParkFromHome
29/04/2020

Taken by our Head Gardener, here's some more floral cheer from Gunnersbury Park! #ParkFromHome

Taken in the early 1900s, this photo shows camels and elephants parading down Brentford High Street as part of a circus ...
28/04/2020

Taken in the early 1900s, this photo shows camels and elephants parading down Brentford High Street as part of a circus parade. Elephants were used by circuses in the UK from 1882 and commonly featured in circus parades and shows throughout the 20th century. #MuseumFromHome

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27/04/2020

Gunnersbury Park & Museum

Erigeron karvinskianus 'Mexican Fleabane' is one of the early flowering Asters, and is now covering the sunny part of ou...
27/04/2020

Erigeron karvinskianus 'Mexican Fleabane' is one of the early flowering Asters, and is now covering the sunny part of our rockery. Erigeron is great for pollinators and as a ground cover plant, but beware it will take over due to its ability to self seed anywhere! #ParkFromHome

27/04/2020

We know that Gunnersbury Park is a popular place to walk the dogs, but in the current lockdown and to ensure social distancing please keep your dog on a lead when visiting us.

Thank you for helping us make Gunnersbury a safer place for everyone to exercise. #StaySafe

From our archives, here's a photograph of the shopfront of W. Cornell c.1916. This small general store in Hanwell was ru...
24/04/2020

From our archives, here's a photograph of the shopfront of W. Cornell c.1916. This small general store in Hanwell was run by William and Frances Cornell, the latter shown here with her sister. Some of the products they sold will still be familiar to many today. #MuseumFromHome

To all of our regular and new visitors to Gunnersbury Park, we've got plenty of green space for you to safely complete y...
23/04/2020

To all of our regular and new visitors to Gunnersbury Park, we've got plenty of green space for you to safely complete your #TwoPointSixChallenge!

For #StGeorgesDay we've searched our collection to find this depiction of St George fighting the dragon on a trade token...
23/04/2020

For #StGeorgesDay we've searched our collection to find this depiction of St George fighting the dragon on a trade token. Dating from 1667, this coin came from the Sadler Collection, which is the founding collection of Gunnersbury Park Museum. #MuseumFromHome

Our gardeners' hard toil in chilly November has finally paid off! This lovely combination of the orange Tulipa Ballerina...
22/04/2020

Our gardeners' hard toil in chilly November has finally paid off! This lovely combination of the orange Tulipa Ballerina and the beetroot purple Tulipa Caravelle next to the Round Pond was planted by the team late last year. #ParkFromHome

Today we're #TB to this time last year when we launched a Georgian season inspired by our #C18th resident Princess Ameli...
21/04/2020

Today we're #TB to this time last year when we launched a Georgian season inspired by our #C18th resident Princess Amelia. We explored royal fashion, learnt how to Minuet & made gin cocktails 🍸We're looking forward to welcoming you all back once this is all over! #MuseumFromHome

More floral updates! Along the woodland borders by the Community Garden we've done some informal planting of Tulipa 'Red...
20/04/2020

More floral updates! Along the woodland borders by the Community Garden we've done some informal planting of Tulipa 'Red Shine', interplanted with the fragrant Narcissus 'Quail', which is also present on the lawns. #ParkFromHome

Our park team is working hard to keep the park open, but still have time to send us gorgeous pictures of Gunnersbury in ...
17/04/2020

Our park team is working hard to keep the park open, but still have time to send us gorgeous pictures of Gunnersbury in bloom! This is what our Head Gardener took yesterday. #ParkFromHome

15/04/2020
Gunnersbury from the air

Ahead of our new website (launching very soon!) we had some drone footage shot of Gunnersbury Park. So, for all of you staying at home - enjoy! #ParkFromHome

Here at Gunnersbury Park, the Long Border along the old boundary wall is ablaze with Daffodils and Tulips. You can see N...
14/04/2020

Here at Gunnersbury Park, the Long Border along the old boundary wall is ablaze with Daffodils and Tulips. You can see Narcissus 'Pipit, which can flower for up to five weeks, and it has been interplanted with Tulipa Ballerina. #ParkFromHome

#HappyEaster from Gunnersbury! Don't forget we're holding an #EasterBonnet challenge today, so make sure to send in your...
12/04/2020

#HappyEaster from Gunnersbury! Don't forget we're holding an #EasterBonnet challenge today, so make sure to send in your entries!

For all you at home, we're bringing the spring flowers to you! Enjoy these beautiful blossoms, taken today at Gunnersbur...
11/04/2020

For all you at home, we're bringing the spring flowers to you! Enjoy these beautiful blossoms, taken today at Gunnersbury Park. #ParkFromHome #StaySafe

Need to stretch your creative fingers? Join us for our #Easterbonnet challenge tomorrow by re-decorating old hats or eve...
11/04/2020

Need to stretch your creative fingers? Join us for our #Easterbonnet challenge tomorrow by re-decorating old hats or even re-fashioning cardboard boxes to make your perfect Easter hat to welcome in the Spring! Don't forget to tag us on Sunday!

How would you decorate your perfect #Easterbonnet? Flowers? Eggs? (chocolate obvs.) Maybe a couple of bounding lambs? Th...
10/04/2020

How would you decorate your perfect #Easterbonnet? Flowers? Eggs? (chocolate obvs.) Maybe a couple of bounding lambs? There's still time to take part in our #Easterbonnet challenge and make your spring-inspired hat! Send us your pictures this Sunday - prizes for the best ones!

Do you recognise this travelling trunk? From our Industry Gallery, this trunk dates back to c1815. It was used for stage...
10/04/2020

Do you recognise this travelling trunk? From our Industry Gallery, this trunk dates back to c1815. It was used for stage coach travel by the grandmother of Miss Smee, the first Curator of Gunnersbury Park Museum.

Hounslow's roads were busy with stage coaches from the 1760s until 1847. Roads through Ealing and Hounslow have always been major routes from London to Oxford and the West Country. The Roman London-Silchester Road ran through Hounslow, along Brentford High Street, and there were plenty of inns acting as staging posts for horse drawn transport, and provided lots of work for local blacksmiths and coach makers.

At the heigh of the coaching era over 2000 horses were stabled in the town, as Hounslow was the end of the first stage out of London, or was the last place where coaches from the West Country could change horses before reaching the city. #MuseumFromHome

What's going on your #Easterbonnet for Sunday? We've been inspired by these Easter cards from our collection, though of ...
09/04/2020

What's going on your #Easterbonnet for Sunday? We've been inspired by these Easter cards from our collection, though of course we prefer the flowers in Gunnersbury Park! Remember to take part in our #Easterbonnet challenge you need to send us your picture on Easter Sunday!

Have you heard about our #EasterBonnet challenge? For Easter, local children traditionally decorated bonnets/ hats to ma...
08/04/2020

Have you heard about our #EasterBonnet challenge? For Easter, local children traditionally decorated bonnets/ hats to make colourful creations to wear! Send us your creations on Easter Sunday for join our virtual parade - prizes for the best ones!

Our carpark will be closed from tonight, but Gunnersbury Park remains open for you to get your daily exercise. Please us...
08/04/2020

Our carpark will be closed from tonight, but Gunnersbury Park remains open for you to get your daily exercise. Please use responsibly, respecting Government guidelines and each other. #StaySafe

Announcement! Starting this Thursday, Gunnersbury Car Park will be closed until further notice. We have taken this decis...
07/04/2020

Announcement! Starting this Thursday, Gunnersbury Car Park will be closed until further notice. We have taken this decision to support the Government's efforts to stop unnecessary travel. The park will remain open for our local community to exercise. #StaySafe

A throwback to 2018 and reinstalling The Four Seasons ceiling painting in our Long Gallery that the Rothschilds had comm...
07/04/2020

A throwback to 2018 and reinstalling The Four Seasons ceiling painting in our Long Gallery that the Rothschilds had commissioned by Edmund Thomas Parris in 1837. During restoration works in 2006, we discovered that the painting was signed and dated on the back. #MuseumFromHome

Earlier this year our gardeners were busy planting a new hedge row by our hay meadow. Formed of a diverse range of hedge...
06/04/2020

Earlier this year our gardeners were busy planting a new hedge row by our hay meadow. Formed of a diverse range of hedgerow species, this mix is an excellent source of food for pollinators, and we hope it will make a good nesting habitat for small birds & mammals. #ParkFromHome

Calling all you creatives! Around Easter local children traditionally made Easter Bonnets - hats decorated with blossoms...
05/04/2020

Calling all you creatives! Around Easter local children traditionally made Easter Bonnets - hats decorated with blossoms, rabbits etc. and we want to revive the tradition! This Easter Sunday send us a picture of your #EasterBonnet, and there will be a prize for the best one!

Who else is bringing out the old games? Meccano is one of the oldest and best known British construction toys. This set ...
03/04/2020

Who else is bringing out the old games? Meccano is one of the oldest and best known British construction toys. This set from our collection used to belong to a local boy, Jason Snelling, in the 1950s. #MuseumFromHome

Instead of cutting it down, we've left this veteran sycamore standing as it has turned into a rich and diverse habitat f...
01/04/2020

Instead of cutting it down, we've left this veteran sycamore standing as it has turned into a rich and diverse habitat for wildlife and wood decaying fungi. Old standing dead wood provides rare complex ecological niches that take decades to develop. #ParkFromHome

Our museum is currently closed at the moment, but we've found an image in the archives of the old Drawing Room - thought...
31/03/2020

Our museum is currently closed at the moment, but we've found an image in the archives of the old Drawing Room - thoughts on the interior decorating? #MuseumFromHome

Epimedium x warleyense is a stunning little woodland perennial that loves dry shady conditions and is an excellent groun...
30/03/2020

Epimedium x warleyense is a stunning little woodland perennial that loves dry shady conditions and is an excellent ground cover plant. You can see it flowering in our Italian Garden behind the Temple. #ParkFromHome

Going out dancing is off the cards at the moment, but we've found this Chiswick House dance card from 1909 in our collec...
27/03/2020

Going out dancing is off the cards at the moment, but we've found this Chiswick House dance card from 1909 in our collection ... time to re-listen (on Twitter) to @DanNouveau Freddie Mercury Listen Party from yesterday & dance along 1909-style! #MuseumfromHome

26/03/2020

Hello Gunnersbury Park visitors!

We really want to stay open at this time to give our community a space to exercise in but it's looking more likely that we will have to close if people do not observe social distancing.

Please keep 2 metres apart - you don't need to stick to the paths - and help us stay open!

For #TBT we're throwing back to January when we held a Georgian-inspired recycled fashion show, all designed by local yo...
26/03/2020

For #TBT we're throwing back to January when we held a Georgian-inspired recycled fashion show, all designed by local young people @descendants93 @ewsmedia We were delighted to work with such a talented bunch!

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Popes Lane
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W5 4NH

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:30
Thursday 10:00 - 16:30
Friday 10:00 - 16:30
Saturday 10:00 - 16:30
Sunday 10:00 - 16:30

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+44 (0) 2039610280

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Hi Gunnersbury park museum can u tell me please the gothic ruins were they made to look like ruins so not actual ruins , when , and why please ?
So this morning my pregnant partner goes for an early morning walk over at Gunnersbury park to avoid the mass idiots that loiter in the afternoon. As she’s halfway round the park she is approached and brushed passed by a runner from behind. When she confronts the woman she tells my partner that she is an NHS worker who tested positive 4 weeks ago so theres nothing for her to worry about as she’s fine now and "can’t get it again” which my partner told her was absolute nonsense and she should know better. She gave my partner the middle finger and continued her run. I am furious and glad I wasn’t with her this morning. I would like to make a suggestion for the few ignorant runners and cyclists. If you are cycling / running towards someone, Please have the decency to say excuse me please as you approach from behind or cycle / run round. Most of us abiding by the governments guidelines and staying 2m or more away but certain cyclists and runners have absolutely no regard for anyone else using the same space. These people undo everyones hard efforts. You do not own the paths nor do you have any more right than the rest of us. Nobody should not be forced off paths into brambles because your running or cycling.
I am sure you might be aware, there is a traveller encampment around the corner in Power Road being forced to move on. Is the main gate still open or locked?
After the haunted happenings paranormal investigation on Friday night, i would just like to say how friendly, helpful and lovely lisa and her team were that looked after us through the night. Nothing was too much trouble. It was absolutely brilliant to go and see this stunning building. I look forward to visiting again in the future.
yesterdays fog
Beautiful Gunnersbury Park x
Gunnersbury Park x
Tried to drive into the car park today and was told very abruptly by a Kier employee to go park elsewhere, even though the car before me obviously had the same issue but drove in. I thought you guys said that the gas works was only taking up 50% of the parking bays. When I eventually walked round to the car park, imagine what I saw ...
Are there still boats on the boating lake?
Misty autumn morning, Gunnersbury.
I'll just pop this here for inspiration!
Disgusted of how our park is left during the weekends... Perhaps, before bringing more people to the park (families, sport people, festival attendees, etc...) a few more bins should be installed... Not sure why, but only allows me to post 1 photo. It was like this all around the north side of the park and cafe/pond