Gunnersbury Park Museum will be closed for refurbishment from 25 December 2014, reopening in 2017. Activities, learning sessions and events will continue on site.
The Gunnersbury Park mansions are set within a beautiful 75 hectare (186 acre) Grade 2* registered landscape of exceptional mature trees, open grass spaces and historic buildings including an Orangery, ‘Princess Amelia’s’ Bath house, Gothic Ruins and the Stables. Gunnersbury Park House (the Large Mansion) is the home of the local history museum for the boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow.
To the west of the mansions is a round pond and close to this a café and public toilets (open all year round), a mid-18th century Temple and Italian garden, a large children’s play area and an 18 hole pitch and putt golf course open in the summer months. The car park, accessed from Pope's Lane, is adjacent to the walled garden now housing Capel Manor College. Nearby there is a bowling green and a huge open field and pitches for football, cricket and rugby. To the south is the Potomac Lake with its woodland walks, bluebells in the spring and a hidden Gothic style boat house.
Ealing and Hounslow councils have been successful in a round two application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for Gunnersbury Park and Gunnersbury Park Museum. This funding will enable the restoration project to start in 2015.
The project aims to transform the park into a sustainable, high quality public space that serves the local community, while respecting and enhancing its long and rich history. The improvements will enable the whole community to enjoy participating in the culture, heritage, wildlife, events, sports and other recreational activities.
In Autumn 2013 we carried out public consultation on the proposals for the Heritage Lottery Fund projects (museum and historic landscape). View the proposals, public presentation and consultation results.