Gunnersbury Park Museum is the local history museum for the London Boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow.
The museum’s role is to collect, keep safe and display the past and present history of its two boroughs including Acton, Bedfont, Brentford, Chiswick, Cranford, Ealing, Feltham, Greenford, Hanwell, Hanworth, Heston, Hounslow, Isleworth, Northolt, Perivale and Southall.
The Gunnersbury Park Museum was opened in 1929. Since then it has collected a wide range of objects, paintings and photographs which reflect life in Ealing and Hounslow Boroughs from prehistory to the present day. It still continues to collect material to make sure that visitors in the future will be able to see how we lived today. The collections are now so large that most of them are in storage, but they are brought out for public view through a programme of regularly changing exhibitions. Items not on show can be viewed by appointment.
The Gunnersbury Park Museum is housed in the Large Mansion at Gunnersbury Park and has its display galleries in the grand, State Rooms. Visitors to the museum can see a range of changing exhibitions that include local history and other local themes (some staged by local people or groups), alongside a variety of other shows.
Gunnersbury Park Museum provides a programme of schools’ workshops, provides tours and talks (bookable in advance) and each year stages special events for children and adults. Museum staff answer enquiries relating to local, social history and museum themes and identify objects brought into the museum.
Gunnersbury Park Museum
Tel: 020 8992 1612
11am – 5pm seven days a week April – October
11am – 4pm seven days a week November – March
How to get there:
Turn left out of Acton Town tube station (Piccadilly line) and walk for about 10 minutes, crossing North Circular.
Off North Circular A406 north of Chiswick roundabout