The Project Team led by Ealing and Hounslow Councils is seeking people’s views, worries and hopes for Gunnersbury Park and its buildings to inform future conservation of the park landscape and its buildings, and support the regeneration of the museum.
Members of one of the expert teams from Purcell, the consultants working on the project, will be at the café in Gunnersbury Park between 2pm and 7pm on Thursday 1 August, to talk about the project. There will also be a small exhibition in the café on the history of the park, opening at 2pm on 1 August and running until 16 August. They’ll be pleased to hear any information, memories or old photographs you may wish to share which could inform the preparation of the Conservation Management Plan. They will also offer some short Park tours.
You will see archaeologists from MOLA working in the Park from time to time in the near future and there are two public events:
Thursday 15th August – Geophysics in the park
Find out how and why a geophysical survey is conducted. Meet the archaeologists and discover more about the archaeological heritage of Gunnersbury Park.
Free, no booking necessary, 2 sessions 11am to 12 noon and 2 to 3pm. Meet outside the museum entrance
Tuesday 27th August – Dig in the Park
Meet the archaeologists and find out what they have discovered below ground. There will also be an opportunity to help dig one of their trial trenches and help with finds processing. The work involves light trowelling and washing of finds, but sensible clothing and stout footwear are a must!
Free but prior booking required as numbers at each session are limited – contact Lauren Woodard at MOLA (firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 020 7410 2200). Please specify digging or finds processing (1 hour each) or both (2 hours).
There will be 5 timed hourly slots at 10.00, 11.00, 12 noon. 14.00 and 15.00
2 sessions 11-12noon and 2-3pm. Please meet at the museum entrance 20 mins before the start of your time slot to allow for briefing.
Please note, this is not suitable for children under 7 years, and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Unfortunately, getting into the trench won’t be possible forvisitors with mobility problems, but everyone can meet the archaeologists and see the finds