With restoration works now complete, Gunnersbury Park Museum has reopened.
Over the last four years the first stage of the Gunnersbury regeneration project, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery funded restoration of the museum and heritage parkland, has been completed. But more is still to come with the next phase – a major sports development project – on the horizon.
Extensive improvements have already been completed. Enhancing the natural beauty of the park, restored heritage buildings have been restored including Princess Amelia’s Bath House and the iconic Temple (pictured). The once neglected museum has been transformed and boasts new gallery and learning spaces, as well as brand new interpretation telling the stories of Ealing, Hounslow and local people. The years had taken their toll on the house but the grand design by fashionable 19th century architect Sydney Smirke has been restored to its former grandeur, bringing to life the once opulent home of the Rothschild family.