Gunnersbury gets more HLF cash

The project to renovate the Gunnersbury Park Museum has been awarded £4.1million by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The success of the joint bid by Ealing and Hounslow Councils means that Gunnersbury Park Museum can now be revamped along with Gunnersbury Park; which was awarded £4.7million on 7 July from HLF and the Big Lottery Fund’s Parks for People programme.

Having now secured the second stream of funding; work can now begin to make a number of improvements to Gunnersbury Park Museum, including repairing the external and internal fabric of the Large Mansion and making more areas of the building open to the public.

Works will begin in spring 2015 and are due for completion by spring 2018.

Councillor Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council, said: “It’s really exciting to think that this architectural treasure is going to be transformed into a first class visitor attraction by 2018.”

Sue Bowers, Head of HLF London, said: “Gunnersbury Museum is an architectural gem set within a beautiful and popular park. The museum’s restoration will be complementary to imminent redevelopment work at Gunnersbury Park – also funded by HLF – and will take our total investment in the site to almost £9m.”

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