Come rain or shine, we’ll help you keep the children entertained all summer long. Our new museum is full of games and activities to transport you back in time to see what life was like for families in the past. Outside in the park, there are bugs to hunt, trails to follow and acres of space to play. And we’ve got a packed programme of special events and activities from craft workshops to museum and park tours too.

Open House 2018

Free 22 September 2018

Join us for our annual Open House here at Gunnersbury Park & Museum. This year is a particularly special event as we celebrate the reopening of the Park, Museum and many newly restored outbuildings. As part of the capital’s largest annual festival of architecture and design, we have planned a fantastic day filled with lots of exciting tours and insights into the wonders of Gunnersbury.

Bat Walk

£5 Friday 28 September

Come bat spotting at the Potomac Lake with our expert guides. This beautiful and secret corner of the park is visited by several species of bats coming to … MORE>>

Printmaking Workshop for adults

£50 Saturday 29th September

Spend the day with artist Kerry Lemon inspired by the wonderful Gertrude Hermes printmaking exhibition. Like Hermes, we will take our inspiration from nature and learn to use modelling clay to create our own printing blocks.


Tree Walk

Free Sunday 30 September

Join local expert, John Wells, for a morning tree walk in Gunnersbury Park. The walk will focus on identifying a selection of coniferous and … MORE>>

Stitch, Knit & Natter

Fridays 12 October, 9 November, 7 December, 11 January & 8 February

Join us for our friendly monthly textile craft group!

Little Flamingos: Messy Play

Wednesday 17 October

Come along with your little ones and create your own pop-up park using natural objects and multisensory materials.

This is a very messy session, so we suggest … MORE>>


Fridays 19 October, 16 November, 14 December, 18 January, 15 February

Our monthly arts and reminiscence group for people living with dementia.

Make & Take

Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25 October

Join us for free creative workshops inspired by Black History Month and some of the amazing people represented in our galleries.

Pumpkin Carving

Friday 26 October

Become a pumpkin carving maestro in this spook-tacular workshop and create a pumpkin with personality for your home this Hallowe’en. … MORE>>


Sunday 28 October

Join lively London-based band Klezmerco as they bring the best of Klezmer and Eastern European music to Gunnersbury.

Bird Walk

Sunday 4 November

Experience Gunnersbury Park as the sun rises for an early morning bird walk with John Wells, a local naturalist.

Places & Traces Embroidery Workshop

Saturday 10 November

In this workshop, inspired by the Fabric of Faith exhibition, we will explore places of meaning through embroidery and other creative textile activities.

WORD: Remembering the First World War

Sunday 11 November

Our popular ‘WORD’ event returns this November!

Remembering the First World War: Talks

Wednesday 14 November

Join Gunnersbury’s curator Julia Tubman and local archivist Dr. Jonathan Oates for two talks about the First World War and the local area.

Little Flamingos: Museum Movers and Shakers

Wednesday 21 November

Join us for dancing in the Museum in this fun interactive workshop for little ones and adults.

Winter Fair

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 November

Celebrate the festive season at our Winter Fair!

Make & Take

Saturdays 1, 8, 15 & 22 December

Join us for free creative workshops celebrating festivals of light.

Judith Flanders – Christmas: A Biography

Tuesday 4 December

Christmas has been all things to all people: a religious festival, a family celebration, a time of eating and drinking. Yet the origins which characterise the festive season are wreathed in myth.

Wreath Making

Saturday 8 December

Give your home some festive flair with a beautiful bespoke wreath.

Curator’s Talk & Tour

Wednesdays 12 December & 6 February

Curator Julia Tubman discusses the history of the Museum to date and explains how we have reinterpreted the collections as part of the restoration project.

Little Flamingos: Crafty Makers

Wednesday 19 December

It’s Toy Time at the Museum!

A Magic Lantern Christmas

Friday 28 December

A seasonal Magic Lantern Entertainment for families.

A Grand Gothic Magic Lantern Christmas

Friday 28 December

Christmas has always been a time for ghost stories and the supernatural. Enter the bizarre and fantastical worlds of the magic lantern with internationally renowned magic lantern performers
Jeremy and Carolyn Brooker.

Heritage Gardens Walk

Thursday 17 January

Join landscape architect Jan Anderson to explore the former gardens of Princess Amelia and the Rothschild family.

Little Flamingos: Creative Clay

Wednesday 23 January

Come along and get creative with clay in the Museum!


Historic Kitchens Tour

Saturday 26 January

Join a guided tour of the beautifully preserved Historic Kitchens, which include the main kitchen, scullery, pastry room, butchery and chef’s room.

Life Drawing in the Historic Kitchens

Saturday 26 January

A rare opportunity to capture the atmosphere of life below stairs in this unique drawing workshop. Experiment with drawing a costumed model in our Historic Kitchens, lit as they might have been in the Rothschilds’ day.

Hilary Smith – The Ealing Studios

Friday 8 February

This fun illustrated talk is about the acclaimed Ealing Studios, including the ‘Ealing Comedies’, among some of the best-loved films of British cinema.

Family Storytelling

Saturday 9 February

Explore the wonderful world of Laura Carlin in our magical, multisensory storytelling sessions!

Adults’ Ceramics Taster Workshop

Saturday 9 February

Experiment with clay and ceramics decoration techniques in this taster workshop with illustrator and ceramicist Laura Carlin.

Little Flamingos: Kitchen Explorers

Wednesday 13 February

Learn about some of the dishes that might have been cooked for the Rothchilds at Gunnersbury Park!

Laura Carlin

Wednesday 13 February

Internationally acclaimed illustrator Laura Carlin discusses her first major public exhibition in the UK, Laura Carlin: Ceramics.

Children’s Ceramics Workshop

Tuesday 19 February

Join artist Laura Carlin for this fun workshop introducing children to ceramics decoration techniques.

Make & Take

Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20, Thursday 21 February

Join us for free creative workshops inspired by our beautiful parkland.

Children’s Illustration Workshop

Friday 22 February

If you were creating a world of your own, what would it look like?


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Try the Gunnersbury parkrun

Free - but register first Every Saturday - 9.00am

Parkrun is a 5km run – you against the clock. It takes place every Saturday at 9am…. MORE>>

Join the Bowls Club

£50 April – end September

A friendly club open to everyone, men and women of all ages. … MORE>>