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!


£4 Fridays 20 September, 18 October, 22 November, 20 December, 24 January

Our monthly arts and reminiscence group for people living with dementia. This season we’ll be exploring light in art…. MORE>>

Shared Reading

Free Tuesday 7, 14, 21 and 28 January and 4, 11, 18, 25 February

Shared Reading groups bring people together through great literature to talk, laugh and share. Just drop in and enjoy listening to a story or poem – no pressure to read or talk.

Stitch, Knit & Natter

£3 10 January, 7 February, 6 March, 3 April, 1 May

Join our friendly monthly textile group. This is a self-led session – bring a project to work on, learn from others and catch up over a cup of tea. … MORE>>

Boardgaming Meetups

Free Saturdays 28 September, 12 October, 9 November, 14 December, 18 January, 15 February

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>>

Gunnersbury Unplugged: Treetop Flyers, Our Hero from Horse Country, Michele Stodart

£20 Thursday 30 January

Join us for a special night out with intimate, acoustic music from singer songwriters … MORE>>

Life Drawing with 18th-century Historical Costume

£25 Saturday 1 February

Experience life drawing in our atmospheric museum. Led by artist Dominique Holt … MORE>>

Curator’s Museum Tour (BSL Interpreted)

£8 Wednesday 5 February

See the museum in a new light in this tour with Senior Curator Julia Tubman. … MORE>>

Paranormal Investigation Night

£69 Friday 7 February

Join the Haunted Happenings Team for Gunnersbury’s first ever ghost hunting vigil. Carry out fascinating experiments including a séance, table tipping and Ouija board. Do you have what it takes to spend a night at the museum?

ReCollection Cafe

£3 Friday 7 February

Join us for The ReCollection Café – a casual monthly session aimed at people living with dementia and their carers. … MORE>>

Historic Kitchens Tours

£6 Sunday 9 February

Discover life below stairs in this guided tour of our beautifully preserved Historic Kitchens

Expect the odd surprise along the way! Please note that this tour is aimed at adult visitors but everyone welcome.

Queer Activism Begins at Home: Telling LGBTQ+ Stories in Historic Houses

£10 Tuesday 11 February

Join us as we address the silence of LGBTQ+ narratives in heritage sites with Dr Sean Curran of the National Trust…. MORE>>

Hidden Worlds: Mosses, Lichens and Liverworts

Free Tuesday 11 February

Join local naturalist and expert John Wells for an illustrated talk on the hidden worlds of mosses, lichens and liverworts.

Little Flamingos: Creative Clay

£5 Wednesday 12 February

Our monthly Little Flamingos sessions encourage curiosity and creative expression through making, singing, dancing and storytelling…. MORE>>

Archives Tour

£6 Thursday 13 February

Join our archivist Kathryn Rooke for a behind-the-scenes look at Gunnersbury’s archives.

View some of the treasures from our collections, and discover how to use the archives for your own research.

Discovering Light in Nature

£5 Sunday 16 February

Where does the sky gets its colour from? What creates the Aurora Borealis? Join experts from Imperial College Optics Society … MORE>>

Awesome Optical Toys

£5 Sunday 16 February

Calling all budding scientists! Join experts from the Imperial College Optics Society for this fun workshop on optical toys. There’ll be lots of demos including zoetropes and optical circuits, and you’ll be able to build your own kaleidoscope to take home!

Make & Take

Free Tuesday 18 February

Join us for a spring-themed creative drop-in session and make something fun to take home. Children of all ages welcome.

Light Painting Workshops

£15 Wednesday 19 February

A fun Half Term holiday workshop for children! Light painting is a photographic technique. A camera is set to a long exposure and artists use lights to draw pictures in the air – much like the effect you get when you draw in the air with sparklers!… MORE>>

Gunnersbury Unplugged: Mark Morriss (The Bluetones) James Dale & John Herbert (Goldheart Assembly)

£20 Thursday 20 February

Join us for a special night out with intimate, acoustic music from west London singer songwriters … MORE>>

Shadow Puppet Workshops

£15 Friday 21 February

Join award-winning theatre company, Smoking Apples, for a children’s workshop designing and making traditional shadow puppets. Choose from one of Smoking Apples’ designs, or draw your own character, which you’ll turn into your very own shadow puppet to take home.

For ages 7+

Tickets can be booked for either the morning or afternoon workshop.


£4 Friday 21 February

Our monthly arts and reminiscence group for people living with dementia. This month we’ll be exploring lightbox artwork … MORE>>

LGBTQ+ Discussion Panel: Collecting & Sharing LGBTQ+ Stories

£10 Tuesday 25 February

Chaired by the National Trust’s Dr Sean Curran, this discussion will explore the work on the stories and histories from LGBTQ+ communities… MORE>>

After Hours: Art Macabre & Originary Arts Drawing Salon with The Green Man

£25 Friday 28 February

Delve into some of British folklore’s surreal rituals! Art Macabre & Originary Arts host The Green Man at Gunnersbury! Sketch their creative vision of the Green Man and “Obby Oss” (Hobby Horse) figures. Create unique illustrations of folk-costumed characters in theatrical tableaux…. MORE>>

Fishing on the Potomac Lake

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…. MORE>>


Parktennis is a free tennis event that runs every Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00 and caters for players of all ages and abilities. It is completely free to attend, all we ask is you register via Equipment is provided if required.

Walk & Talk Group

Every Tuesday

Are you on a journey of self-exploration? Do you want to get closer to knowing who you truly are? Have you heard about self-discovery and want to talk to someone who is doing it? … MORE>>


From £7.50 / half hour Saturdays, Sundays & bank holidays

Hire a pedalo this summer and splash about on the Round Pond. … MORE>>

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>>

To find out how you can support Gunnersbury’s exciting new future please contact Kevin Mahoney at the Gunnersbury Museum and Park Development Trust