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!
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Celebrate the festive season at our Winter Fair! Browse the craft stalls for beautiful handmade gifts from local craftspeople, join in with free family art activities and museum trails, and enjoy free festive music and carols.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
It’s Toy Time at the Museum! Come along to this fun session and create your own toy, inspired by Gunnersbury’s collections.
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>>
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.
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>>
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. … MORE>>
An opportunity for blind and partially sighted visitors to enjoy an audio described tour of Gunnersbury’s Treasured Threads exhibition… MORE>>
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.
Join the Haunted Happenings Team for Gunnersbury’s first ever ghost hunting vigil. From royalty or politicians, to the servants below the stairs – Gunnersbury has seen it all. But who/if any remain? Join us to find out!
This event is 18+
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>>
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.
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.
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.