What Did Gunnersbury Dig Discover?

Find out at an illustrated talk by Museum of London Archaeology

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Gunnersbury Park Museum, Pope's Lane, Ealing W3 8QL
5 minutes walk from Acton Town Station
On E3 bus route
Ample free parking in the car park (entrance via Pope's Lane)

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An illustrated presentation by the team from Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) on the Gunnersbury Archaeology Project is taking place in the Terrace Room, Small Mansion, Gunnersbury Park Museum on Sunday 17 November 2013. Doors open for light refreshments 2pm, presentation & discussion 2.15–3.15pm and there is, optional site visit 3.15–3.45pm.

As part of the development of the Parks for People application (in 2014), MOLA were commissioned to study the Gunnersbury estate for its archaeological potential. The work involved a 'desk-top study' of previous archaeological and historical work, a walk-over survey, some geophysical investigations and finally some 15 trial trenches.  Everyone welcome - admission free

The historical record tells us of a manor house in the middle ages, a grand Palladian villa with formal gardens in the17th century, a new landscape laid out in the mid18th century, the building of two new mansions with their own grounds and gardens in the 19th century, as well as the changes in the 20th century to make the park work for public recreation and during the second world war for the artillery defence of London.   

   On 17 November we will get the opportunity to hear about the work MOLA's team has been doing over the summer, and what they think may be the potential for future work on the site. The photo (c) MOLA shows a brick culvert and wall foundations in the excavations on the North Lawn.


Exhibition 12 November to 9 December
An exhibition about the proposals will be on show out of doors near the Cafe and also in the Museum, with a chance to leave your responses.

Public Presentation on the Regeneration Proposals 2pm,
Saturday 23 November, Terrace Room, Small Mansion
A chance to meet members of the team who have been developing the project and to hear from them about the proposals for Gunnersbury Park and Museum. There will be a one-hour presentation followed by time to talk informally to members of the project team.
   An art workshop for children will be provided to enable them to have their say about the Park and Museum while their parents /carers attend the presentation. Booking for the presentation and the children's workshop is essential to ensure that there is enough space on 020 8825 6742 or gunnersbury@ealing.gov.uk.


November 12, 2013

November 13, 2013