Gunnersbury Park and Museum

Gunnersbury Park Museum
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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

April-October, daily 1100-1700
November-March, daily 1100-1600

Closed: December 25 and 26

Admission charges


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.

Collection details

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.
Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

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

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.
Subjects: Victorians
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.

Gunnersbury Park and Museum
Gunnersbury Park
Pope's Lane
Greater London
W3 8LQ

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020 8992 1612


020 8752 0686

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