Gunnersbury Park Museum
Gunnersbury Park Museum
020 8992 1612
020 8752 0686
The local history museum for the London Boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow, housed in a Grade II* listed mansion which was the home of the first English Rothschilds.
Museum, Historic house or home
Closed: December 25 and 26
Local history of West London, including archaeology, costume, toys, the Rothschild carriages, a hansom cab, a Stanhope printing press, laundry equipment, Victorian kitchen wares, photographs, prints and a range of locally made products, including Hoovers.
Weapons and War, Trade and Commerce, Toys and Hobbies, Sport, Social History, Science and Technology, Religion, Photography, Natural Sciences, Medicine, Land Transport, Industry, Fine Art, Film and Media, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Coins and Medals, Archives, Archaeology
Key artists and exhibits
- The carriages and the Stanhope printing press are on permanent display. All other displays are changed regularly.
Roll up! roll Up! Surprises in Store!
- 1 January — 31 December 2013 *on now
Come and discover things you may never have seen before: the Robot of Death mask from Dr Who; Albert Dallory’s penny –farthing bicycle; part of the original Brentford Lucozade sign; mediaeval kitchenware from the manor of Northolt; rare Chinese armorial porcelain; designs for an Ealing Studios film; clothing worn by a Victorian maid ; a silver cloak designed by Worth: and last, but not least, a flower-strewn Victorian toilet.
- Any age
Gunnersbury Park Museum (W3 8LQ)
Adult Tours "Below Stairs"
One hour tours for adult groups. A Victorian servant will take you through the grand house and show you life below stairs and in the original Victorian kitchens.
Special workshops with the "Housekeeper" in the Victorian Kitchens
Loan boxes of original and reproduction objects, with pictures, games, teacher's guide, are available at a small charge, for schools and for community centres.
World War 2
Planned for 2009: Archaeology
- Lisa D'Agostino
- Gunnersbury Park Museum
School workshops for KS 1, 2 and 3.
A range of drama history workshops, linked to National Curriculum Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. Includes Romans, Tudors, Victorians, War Child, Great Fire of London, Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.
Workshops for Secondary Schools and Colleges
Out of the Doll's House - the changing role of women traced through Victorians, suffragettes and war work to the flappers of the 1920s.
World War II - for Key Stage 3 and GCSE, covering the turning points of the war and the home front during the Blitz, with references to the Holocaust and the legacy of the War for Britain.