Get Involved In The Gunnersbury Dig

Join in as archaeologists carry out trial excavations

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Local people are being given a chance to get involved in the archaeological work that is taking place at Gunnersbury Park, as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid to restore and conserve the rich heritage of the park.

Archaeologist are surveying and doing trial archaeological excavations over the coming weeks and are inviting the public to have a go at digging.

Two public events are programmed for August, exploring different areas of the archaeologist’s work. The first reveals the technology they use to survey the site’s heritage: from its impressive historic buildings to the archaeology buried beneath the ground. The second day is an opportunity for visitors to see and even take part in an archaeological excavation.

Geophysics in the Park

Find out how and why archaeologists use geophysical survey technology in their work at Gunnersbury Park. Meet the team, see the work in progress and discover more about the buried heritage of the Park.

Date & time : Thursday, 15 August, 11.00-12.00 & 14.00-15.00


Meet outside the Gunnersbury Museum main entrance

Dig in the Park

Meet the archaeologists and find out what they have discovered below ground. There is also the opportunity to help dig one of the archaeological trenches and wash the finds that are found.

Date & time : Tuesday 27th August, hourly slots at 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 14.00 & 15.00

FREE Prior booking required – please specify a preference for digging or finds washing or both. Contact Lauren Woodard or 0207410 2200

Meet outside Gunnersbury Museum main entrance

Gunnersbury Park Museum, Pope's Lane, Ealing W3 8QL
5 minutes walk from Acton Town Station
On E3 bus route
Ample free parking in the car park (entrance via Pope's Lane)

August 5, 2013