Gunnersbury Park is the perfect place to watch the seasons change. Wrap up warm and come and enjoy all that autumn has to offer – stroll under canopies of golds, reds and oranges or search for conkers and go kicking through fallen leaves.
Inside the Museum, you’ll find stories about prominent local people, both from history and the modern day. Our fun and interactive galleries will guide you through our shared local history and our helpful and knowledgeable team will be on hand to answer all your questions.
Our new What’s On Guide is out now, showcasing our exciting range of events including music, fascinating talks and craft activities for all ages. Come into the Museum to pick up your copy or browse the events here – keep an eye out for events linked to our textiles and festivals of light themes!
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Ever heard of Dr Eureka, Rhino Hero or Loony Quest? These are just a few of the great games you can play with family and friends at our free monthly Boardgaming Meetups. Games provided. All ages welcome…. MORE>>
Join us for an interactive sensory session for your little ones. This month we’ll be exploring colours through stories, songs and simple craft activities, led by our expert storyteller.
117-year-old chocolate, an Iron Age cranium, many a creepy doll and a stuffed cockatoo – just some of the weird and wonderful objects… MORE>>
Join us for an autumn-themed creative drop-in session and make something fun to take home. Children of all ages welcome.
Please note children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Chef Nitisha’s talk will focus on her journey and transition from being a corporate professional to now being self-employed and running her own food consultancy business – the challenges, successes and what kept her motivated.
For Nitisha, Diwali is a time for reflection and for setting personal and professional goals. She’ll discuss how she celebrates Diwali and demonstrate one of her favourite dishes – Samosa Channa Chaat, which is simple to make and beautiful once assembled.
Free, but spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. You can reserve your space on the day at the museum reception.
Explore Gunnersbury’s beautiful gardens and historic varieties of plants with our Head Gardener, Chris Ellis. This gentle walk is all on footpaths.
Halloween for adults! The Cabinet of Living Cinema perform live to one of the silent film era’s most influential masterpieces… MORE>>
Join this special double bill at the Great Gunnersbury Quilting Bee. Curator Heather Audin discusses the Quilters’ Guild Museum Collection, which numbers over 850 items of patchwork, quilting and appliqué, offering a snapshot of a fascinating collection … MORE>>
Discover the ‘quilt as you go’ method of quilting. During this workshop expert quilter Linda Harrington will show you how to hand stitch a charming Christmas Mug Mat – a perfect gift for someone (or maybe yourself?) for the festive season.
All materials included.
On 12 November 1919 a crew of four Australians departed from Hounslow Heath Aerodrome in a Vickers Vimy and flew on to Darwin in 27 days, winning the England to Australia Air Race… MORE>>
Come along with your little ones and create your own pop-up park using natural objects and multi-sensory materials. This is a very messy session, so please come prepared!
International photographer, designer and lecturer Janine Freeston discusses colour photography in Britain before the First World War… MORE>>
It’s Toy Time at the Museum! Come along to this fun session and create your own toy, inspired by Gunnersbury’s collections.
Create a bespoke festive wreath under the expert guidance of local florist Louise Coultas-Pitman. These half day workshops make a perfect pre-Christmas catch up with friends and family.
Druids follow a spiritual path, rooted in the land and celebrating the changing seasons. At this time of year, they focus on the Solstice and the return of light… MORE>>
An opportunity for blind and partially sighted visitors to enjoy an audio described tour of Gunnersbury’s Treasured Threads exhibition… MORE>>
Put a post-Christmas spring in your step and join us for songs and beats to move your feet in the beautiful Drawing Room at Gunnersbury with musician Paul Rubinstein.
Join the Haunted Happenings Team for Gunnersbury’s first ever ghost hunting vigil. Historically, the site has had many illustrious connections, including royalty and politicians, as well as an army of servants. Spend the night in the darkest recesses of the museum … MORE>>
Delve into some of British folklore’s surreal rituals! Sketch Art Macabre’s creative vision of the Green Man and “Obby Oss” (Hobby Horse) figures…. MORE>>
We’re delighted to announce that from Saturday 20 July 2019 Barnes & Mortlake Angling and Preservation Society will be carrying out work to restart fishing on the Potomac Lake under license from Gunnersbury Estate. The Society operate at two other locations in west London – Shadwells Pool near the Wetlands Centre in Barnes and the Thames Young Mariners’ Lagoon in Ham.
The Potomac Lake was created in the 1800s when clay was dug and baked for the production of chimneypots, tiles, bricks and domestic pottery; it was known as Cole’s Hole after the owner. When the Rothschild family acquired the lake they converted the kiln into a Gothic tower complete with boat house at the lower level and decorated the surrounding area with Pulhamite, a Victorian synthetic rock. After Gunnersbury Park opened to the public in the 1920s angling was practiced for many years on the Potomac and by restarting it we hope to bring back enjoyment through this traditional sport and improve management of the lake and banks as a place for nature.
Details of how you can join Barnes & Mortlake Angling and Preservation Society to fish on the Potomac will be available soon.
Enjoy meeting new people and spending time in nature? Come along to this walk and talk group to do exactly that!
We will meet at Gunnersbury Park Café (if the weather is damp we might just stay indoors with a hot cup of something.)
We are looking forward to meeting new faces and bringing some calm into our lives by appreciating nature.
Hire a pedalo this summer and splash about on the Round Pond.
Boating returns to the Round Pond (located right next to the Café) thanks to local operator Darren Farebrother. There will be six pedalos available for hire on a first come, first served basis.
The boats, which each hold up to 4 people, will be available on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays throughout the summer, subject to weather conditions. Please note that at least one person over 18 years old must be on each boat.
Hire prices start at £7.50 per half hour. Card payments only.