Gunnersbury Park & Museum, London

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#55 of 183 in Parks in London
Gunnersbury Park is a park between Acton, Brentford, Chiswick and Ealing, West London, England. Purchased for the nation from the Rothschild family, it was opened to the public by Neville Chamberlain, then Minister of Health, on 21 May 1926. The park is currently jointly managed by Ealing and Hounslow borough councils.HistoryPrivate useThe name Gunnersbury derives from Gunylda, the niece of King Canute who lived there until her banishment from England in 1044. The manor, owned by the Bishop of London, was occupied by the Frowyk family in the 15th century; Sir Thomas Frowyk, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas was born there in 1460. In the mid-17th century, Gunnersbury was acquired by Sir John Maynard, a lawyer and politician during the time of Cromwell. It was he who built Gunnersbury House, a Palladian mansion modelled on the Villa Badoer, and designed by John Webb, the pupil and son-in-law of Inigo Jones. A map of Ealing dated 1777, shows the house in the north-east corner of the park, facing a horseshoe-shaped lake.
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  • I have to admit that when I arrived at the Park, I was very disappointed. I entered in the entrance at the northwest corner and walked south around the perimeter of the Park towards the Potomac Lake....  more »
  • They have done a lot of work to the garden and we had a good explore before spending time in the museum which deals with local history as well as providing information on the estate, the house and...  more »
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  • It has been magnificently renovated and there are some nice colourful displays such as the roses. The vegetable garden is worth a look too. The trees are lovely as well. Such a beautiful Park. We visited on a day when the clouds & sun chased each other all day. Good & plentiful parking & a nice big area that took a while to explore. Nice Cafe & a small museum.
  • Lovely building, some interesting exhibits. The kitchens, which are only open for a few hours each day, are worth a visit.

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