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Gunnersbury Park

Gunnersbury Park is a park in West London. There are historic buildings here, including small eighteenth-century temple. There are also tennis courts and a pond where you can fish. The mansion standing within the park now houses the Gunnersbury Park Museum. You can see an exhibition of Paleolithic exhibits, works of art, middle and upper class costumes from the 19th and 20th centuries, and an exhibition of children's toys and wardrobe.

The park was created in 1926, less than a year after the Rothshild family sold the area. In 1929, a separate part of the park with a triangular shape was transformed into a cemetery, called Gunnersbury Cemetery. There is a black obelisk on it, which is a monument commemorating the Polish victims of the Katyn massacre. It was designed by Louis Fitzgibbon and Count Stefan Zamoyski.

The name Gunnersbury comes from the name of Gunyldy, sister of King Canute, who lived here until 1044, when she was forced to leave England.


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    Gunnersbury Park map
    Popes Lane W3 8LQ London , United Kingdom