EVENTS

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!

ReCollection

£4 Friday 21 February

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

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>>

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>>

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>>

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.

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.

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>>

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.

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>>

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?

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>>

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.

Life Drawing with 18th-century Historical Costume

£25 Saturday 1 February

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

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>>

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.

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>