Gunnersbury Park & Museum, London

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#59 of 186 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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  • Visited on a lovely sunny day! Have not been to Gunnersbury Park for about 50 years when my dad played cricket here, and was not disappointed. The old playground I remembered has made way for a modern...  more »
  • Yet another beautiful park in London - lots of space for picnics, playing sports - well maintained. Close to Chiswick High Street, which is great for walking.  more »
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  • Small, interesting, free. It feels like two or three museums in one, which some will like, and others won't. I would have like the Rothschild section to be more developed. The grounds are fabulous. Very nice way to spend an hour or two
  • Amazing park , the Council has really improved it. My dog also loves it. The ponds really attract wildlife.
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