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!



Shared Reading

Free Tuesday 5 November and Saturday 16 November

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 talk or read.

To find out more come along to one of our tasters on:

Tuesday 5 November 11:00-12:30 and Saturday 16 November 10:30-12:00

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Join the Plogolution at Gunnersbury

Free Sunday 24 November

Plogging is a mixture of walking and running or jogging whilst picking up rubbish at the same time.

We will have two routes available so anyone, no matter fitness level, can take part and help clean up the local community.There will be a 2k walking route which is great for those who want a gentle walk and those with young families. We will also have a 5k running version, again at a very steady pace. All equipment will be provided including a free Plogolution t-shirt!

Gunnersbury Unplugged: Alice Phelps, Vintage Cowboys, The Lewis Sisters

£12.50 Friday 29 November

Gunnersbury Unplugged presented by Michele Stodart of the The Magic Numbers is a new series of intimate, acoustic performances from emerging and established musical talent, held in Gunnersbury Park Museum after-hours.

Michele Stodart will take to the stage on Friday 29 November to present Alice Phelps, Vintage Cowboys and the Lewis Sisters

Gunnersbury Unplugged returns Friday 20 December with Romeo and Michele Stodart performing an initiate acoustic duo set, plus Q&A. Book your tickets here.

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>>

Gunnersbury Unplugged: Romeo & Michele Stodart of THE MAGIC NUMBERS

£25 - £35 Friday 20 December

Come and join brother and sister Romeo and Michele from the much-loved Mercury Prize nominated band for an intimate acoustic performance, plus audience Q&A. This is a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the band, as they celebrate a year touring around the world with their critically acclaimed 5th studio album ‘Outsiders’… not to be missed!

Gunnersbury Unplugged presented by Michele Stodart of the The Magic Numbers is a new series of intimate, acoustic performances from emerging and established musical talent, held in Gunnersbury Park Museum after-hours.

Tickets are still available for the debut Gunnersbury Unplugged night on Friday 29 November featuring Michele Stodart, Alice Phelps, Vintage Cowboys and The Lewis Sisters. Book your tickets here.

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

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? Come along to this Walk & Talk group to discover, uncover, or simply connect with others on this journey!

This group is a safe space to express the person you simply are and not the person you think you need to or should be. If you’re on a journey of self-discovery, why not come along to share how you are going about it and the insight you have learnt. And, if you don’t know who you really are because you feel defined by the role/s you play (a mother, father, professional in your field, extrovert, introvert), why not come along to explore who you might be. Become curious and you might be surprised (or not!) by what you find.

We’ll start at the cafe and see where the session takes us. If you struggle to find me, ask the helpful cafe staff to direct you my way.

A message from the organiser of Walk, Talk & Self-Discovery

I decided to set up these meet ups because it brings together the simple things in life – sharing stories and perspectives with others and being surrounded by nature. I’ve noticed that when I do these two things I gain a different perspective on life and get closer to my true nature, something that I’ve lost touch with over the years. I don’t think I’m alone with this experience. I’d like to encourage others to delve deeper into their true nature because it’s here where we are at our happiest, most fulfilled & at peace within ourselves & with the world around us. 

Jaspreet

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