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!


The ReCollection Café

£3 Fridays 13 September, 4 October, 8 November, 6 December & 10 January

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

Stitch, Knit & Natter

£3 Fridays 13 September, 11 October, 8 November, 13 December, 10 January

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

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>>

African Drumming Workshops

£8 Sunday 13 October

Experience a taste of Africa with an exciting and authentic drumming workshop. Ghanaian-born musician, Kwame Bakoji-Hume, will lead you on a tour of the rhythms and songs of Ghana…. MORE>>

Mixed Blessings from a Cambridge Union

£10 Tuesday 15 October

Professor Dame Elizabeth N Anionwu is an Ealing resident of nearly 50 years. Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of West London, she was the first sickle cell nurse specialist in the UK…. MORE>>

Little Flamingos: Storytime

£5 Wednesday 16 October

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.

ReCollection

£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>>

Curator’s Talk: But Why Though? 90 Years of Collecting at Gunnersbury Park Museum

£8 Saturday 19 October

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>>

Happy 90th Birthday Gunnersbury!

Free Saturday 19 October

Celebrate the Museum’s 90th birthday with us. Discover what has been collected in the Museum’s archives over the last 90 years… MORE>>

Autism-Friendly Family Day

Free Monday 21 October

A relaxed and quieter day at the Museum, designed for families and carers with children and young people on the autism spectrum and those with additional sensory needs…. MORE>>

Make & Take

Free Tuesday 22 October

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.

Halloween Wand Crafting

£12 Thursday 24 October

Create your own ‘Harry Potter’ style wand using a range of wood carving tools. Under the guidance of talented woodcarver, Bill Hudson, you’ll be able to carve your own magical wand to take home…. MORE>>

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Workshop

£11 Friday 25 October

Become a pumpkin carving maestro in this spook-tacular workshop! Skilled woodcarver Bill Hudson will be giving expert advice on how to create a pumpkin with personality for Halloween…. MORE>>

Ankara Tote Bag Workshop

£25 Saturday 26 October

Fashion designer and sewing tutor Karen Arthur will show you how to make a hessian and Ankara lined tote bag in this fun and sociable workshop. … MORE>>

Denim Jacket Upcycling Workshop

£25 Saturday 26 October

Upcycle and embellish your old denim jacket with appliqué designs using scrap fabric and wool. Designer Karen Arthur will show you how to create a beautiful, bespoke item of clothing. … MORE>>

Make & Take

Free Saturday 26 October

Join us for a creative drop-in session inspired by Diwali celebrations. Children of all ages can make beautiful paper flowers to take home and to add to the Museum’s Diwali art installation…. MORE>>

Diwali Celebration Weekend

Free Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 October

Join us for this festival of light, goodness and knowledge. Throughout the weekend Feltham Arts Association will display a stunning Rangoli flower art installation made by local community groups… MORE>>

Diwali with Chef Nitisha

Free Saturday 26 October

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.

Head Gardener’s Walk

£8 Tuesdays 24 September & 29 October

Explore Gunnersbury’s beautiful gardens and historic varieties of plants with our Head Gardener, Chris Ellis. This gentle walk is all on footpaths.

After Hours: Nosferatu – Live Score with The Cabinet of Living Cinema

£20 Thursday 31 October

Halloween for adults! The Cabinet of Living Cinema perform live to one of the silent film era’s most influential masterpieces… MORE>>

Criminal Quilts

£10 Saturday 2 November

Award-winning textile artist Ruth Singer discusses Criminal Quilts; an art and heritage project inspired by photographs and documents relating to women held in Stafford Prison 1877 – 1916 … MORE>>

Embellish & Upcycle

£15 Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 November

How many of you throw out a much loved jumper because it has a hole in the elbow? Get inspired by our upcycling display and learn to put the love back with simple trimmings and personalised patches…. MORE>>

The Great Gunnersbury Quilting Bee

Free Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 November

Come and celebrate all things quilting and stitching at a packed weekend to complement our special exhibition… MORE>>

Britain’s Patchwork and Quilting Heritage

£10 Sunday 3 November

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>>

Make a Christmas Mug Mat

£12 Sunday 3 November

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.

Reminiscence Sessions: Life on the Home Front

Free Wednesdays 6 & 20 November

Local people aged 80 and above who remember life during the Second World War are welcome to join this reminiscence session… MORE>>

Southhall Rising – Art & Discussion

£5 Wednesday 6 November

Southall Rising is a rare opportunity to gain insight into one of the UK’s most culturally rich areas…. MORE>>

English Paper Piecing Workshop

£40 Saturday 9 November

Learn how to prepare fabrics and stitch a traditional hexagon quilt top with textile designer Kate Marsden. Create a small pieced section of framed patchwork for display or to give as a gift. … MORE>>

Curator’s Talk: West London’s Aeronautical Heritage

£8 Tuesday 12 November

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>>

Little Flamingos: Messy Play

£5 Wednesday 13 November

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!

Make a Patchwork Wall Hanging

£20 Saturday 16 November

In this workshop with designer Clare Parker children will make a unique wall hanging using a variety of patchwork skills…. MORE>>

Still Life Drawing in the Historic Kitchens

£25 Saturday 16 November

A unique opportunity to explore still life drawing in our Historic Kitchens. Learn drawing skills such as composition, proportion, tone and texture using our Historic Kitchens as inspiration…. MORE>>

After Hours: Neon Naked Life Drawing

£25 Friday 22 November

Enjoy a great evening out at this bizarre art class! Experiment with light, colour and texture as you draw with neon pastels in ultra violet light…. MORE>>

Stir-Up Sunday

£4 Sunday 24 November

Help our Victorian servants prepare for the Christmas festivities. Traditionally, Christmas preparations would begin on the last Sunday before Advent, known as Stir-Up Sunday…. MORE>>

Early Colour Photography & the Rothschild Autochromes

£10 Sunday 24 November

International photographer, designer and lecturer Janine Freeston discusses colour photography in Britain before the First World War… MORE>>

Quilted Stories with Janet Clare

£10 Saturday 30 November

Quilts are softly spoken storytellers. Every colourful piece of fabric and each careful stitch tells us a little of the maker’s story, of the things they hold dear and the world they live in…. MORE>>

Pyrography Workshop

£25 Saturday 30 November

Learn the art of wood burning whilst expressing your creativity and having fun. Led by Made by Maika, you can experiment with drawing your own designs freehand or using the different shaped iron tips provided…. MORE>>

Miniature Quilt-Making Workshop

£45 Thursday 5 December

Designer and teacher Julia Gahagan leads this miniature quilt-making workshop using a variety of techniques including shadow appliqué and quilting to make your own winter village scene…. MORE>>

Winter Fair with Father Christmas

Free Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 December

Celebrate the festive season at our Winter Fair! Browse the craft stalls, enjoy art activities, music and carols… MORE>>

Little Flamingos: Crafty Makers

£5 Wednesday 11 December

It’s Toy Time at the Museum! Come along to this fun session and create your own toy, inspired by Gunnersbury’s collections.

Poetical Word: Light & Rebirth

£7 Wednesday 11 December

As the Winter Solstice approaches, join us for an inspiring evening of poetry and spoken word on the theme of light and rebirth… MORE>>

Wreath Making Workshops

£50 Saturday 14 December

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.

West London Folk Band Christmas Concert

£3 Sunday 15 December

Join us for a festive concert by the lively West London Folk Band… MORE>>

Druidry, the Winter Solstice & the Return of Light

£10 Tuesday 17 December

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>>

Jewish Music Institute Youth Big Band

£7 Monday 23 December

Hear the next generation of musical superstars breaking ground and redefining music of Jewish origin… MORE>>

A Magic Lantern Christmas Show

£7 Sunday 29 December

A seasonal magic lantern entertainment for families in Gunnersbury’s magnificent Drawing Room. Stories of burning ships, exploding volcanoes, spectacular fireworks and the man who eats rats!… MORE>>

A Grand Gothic Magic Lantern Show

£8 Sunday 29 December

Enter the bizarre and fantastical world of the magic lantern with renowned magic lantern performers Jeremy and Carolyn Brooker… MORE>>

Audio Described Exhibition Tour & Textile Workshop

Free Saturday 11 January

An opportunity for blind and partially sighted visitors to enjoy an audio described tour of Gunnersbury’s Treasured Threads exhibition… MORE>>

Little Flamingos: Music Time

£5 Wednesday 15 January

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.

Family Storytime: Wassailing the Trees

£12 Sunday 19 January

Join our special fun-filled family afternoon. Wassailing is the ancient custom of singing and blessing the fruit trees to encourage a bountiful harvest…. MORE>>

Paranormal Investigation Night

£69 Friday 7 February

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>>

After Hours: Art Macabre Drawing Salon with The Green Man

£25 Friday 28 February

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>>

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. 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.

Parktennis

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 www.parktennis.org. Equipment is provided if required.

Walk & Talk Group

Every Tuesday

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.

Jaspreet

jaspreetkgarg@outlook.com

Boating

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

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.

Find out what else there is to see and do in the Park.

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>>

SUPPORT US
To find out how you can support Gunnersbury’s exciting new future please contact Kevin Mahoney at the Gunnersbury Museum and Park Development Trust kevin.gmpdt@outlook.com