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Put your hard hats on to see Gunnersbury renovation!

There’s a chance to see how the restoration of Gunnersbury Park is shaping up, with a behind-the-scenes tour on Saturday 7 May.

You can meet the team behind the renovation works of the much-loved park and museum and finding out what works are being done and where and it will offer an exclusive peek at the transformation unfolding.

There will be an opportunity for those joining the tour to see the Large Mansion building and principal rooms and take a look at the archaeological finds uncovered during the works so far.

Work began late last year on the multi-million pound restoration of the grounds and buildings, which is situated off Popes Lane, Brentford. Once completed, the £40m regeneration of the site will be home to a first-class sports hub with indoor and outdoor facilities.

It will also boast landscaped gardens and the rooms of the historic Large Mansion will be restored to their former glory for all ages to enjoy as well as a museum that will show off the history of Gunnersbury, which was once owned by the Rothschild family.

The project, which is jointly funded by Hounslow Council, Ealing Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund, has also been boosted by charitable grants.

Restoration will shine a light on the history of the area, its agricultural heritage, industrial past, urbanisation and multicultural wealth.

The tour this weekend will give people an opportunity to see how these transformations are taking place.

There are just a few places left on Saturday’s tour but advance booking is essential if you are to guarantee any of the remaining places.

There will be no access to the tour on the day.

To book, email gunnersburylearning@ealing.gov.uk or call on 020 8993 8809.

For further information on Gunnersbury Park and Museum, visit www.visitgunnersbury.org

NOTE:

The tour on Saturday 7 May is not suitable for young people under 16 and due to the continuing works, the site is currently not fully wheelchair accessible.

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