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, Garden, parklands or rural site
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.
Bronze Arts Award: Unearthing Our First World War Heritage
- 18 — 22 August 2014
Design and create an art installation for public display
Gain new skills working alongside professional artists
Enjoy exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ access to the museum
Meet and share ideas with other creative young people
Achieve your Bronze Arts Award - a nationally recognised qualification
Free to take part and lunch is provided.
To book a place contact: Lisa D’Agostino, Education Officer,
Gunnersbury Park Museum, Gunnersbury Park, W3 8LQ
Tel: 020 8992 2247 / 1612
For Arts Award information visit: www.artsaward.org.uk
Get creative and join Gunnersbury Park Museum’s youth panel Arts Award project
Arts Award Project Dates:
Monday 18th – Friday 22nd August, 11.00am – 5.00pm each day
Please note: Participants must attend all 5 workshop days as well as the moderation date when project work is assessed by an Arts Award moderator. Moderation date: Thursday 30th October (school half term).
Free - lunch included
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.