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 Popes Lane, is adjacent 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 one application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The round one application provides funding to develop plans for the project.
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.
Public consultation event
A public consultation will be held on Saturday, 23 November, at 2pm at the small mansion at Gunnersbury Park. People will be able to meet members of the team and learn about the design proposals for the park and museum. There will be presentation and the opportunity to chat informally to the team. Children will also be able to have their say on the plans by creating artworks in a special craft session run during the presentation.
Please email or call (020) 8825 6742 to book your place for the presentation and children’s art workshop.
People can also find out about the proposed restoration works during an exhibition that will be displayed in Gunnersbury Park from 12 November to 9 December. The exhibition will be set up in the park next to the café. People will be able to offer their views and feedback on these proposed plans.
Have your say on the plans
This consultation will close on 9 December 2013.