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Gunnersbury Park & Museum, London

The Gunnersbury Park estate was purchased by Hannah Rothschild (1783-1850), acting on behalf of her husband Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777-1836) in 1835. In 1925, the Rothschilds sold Gunnersbury Park to the Boroughs of Ealing and Acton, for use as a public park and local history museum.

Gunnersbury Park, 'Historical Notes', c.1930

000/2448, 6 items

Six numbered copies of a booklet, Gunnersbury Park, being some historical notes on Gunnersbury Park, (The Times Works, Ealing, c.1930). Gunnersbury Park was acquired from the Rothschilds for the use of the public by the Town Councils of Acton and Ealing, with the assistance of Middlesex County Council. In its new guise, it was opened by the Rt. Hon. Neville Chamberlain, Minister of Health on 21 May 1926. In 1927, the U.D.C. of Brentford and Chiswick agreed to participate in the ownership and management of the Park. The brochure includes black white photographs of the interior and exterior of large mansion and features of the grounds.

Gunnersbury Park Museum, postcards, c.1970-2000

000/698 and 000/898, 13 items

Postcards published by Gunnersbury Park Museum; Views of the Mansion, Rothschild town chariot, Rothschild posting chariot, Gunnersbury kitchen staff, 1914, the kitchens at Gunnersbury; the painted ceiling (the four seasons) Gunnersbury Park Mansion.

Gunnersbury Park Museum, publications, 1984; 1993

000/2578, 2 volumes

Gunnersbury Park Museum Publications: Gunnersbury Park and Museum, Gunnersbury Park Museum, (London Borough of Hounslow Department of Arts and Recreation, 1984); Gunnersbury Park and the Rothschilds, Ann and James Collett-White (Heritage Publications/Hounslow Leisure services, 1993).

Gunnersbury Park Museum, sundry papers, 1994

000/1717, 1 item

Gunnersbury Park Museum Development Plan, 1994-1998.

Gunnersbury Park & Museum, sundry papers, 1994-1996

000/1277, 2 boxes

Material pertaining to Gunnersbury Park and Museum's Lottery Submission of 1994-1996. Includes Development Plan Into the 21st Century, and reports, Photographic Survey, Garden Buildings and Structures.