A Hive of Industry is an exhibition of famous products from Hounslow and Ealing. The area of West London which now forms the boroughs of Hounslow and Ealing has been the home to an amazing variety of industries and has produced an enormous range of goods, many of them household names. The collections at Gunnersbury Park Museum include many of these goods and they are now on show, some of them for the first time. They include: a vacuum cleaner from the Hoover factory; tins of Cherry Blossom boot polish; a Bush radio and a Leak tuner; a 17th century sword from the Hounslow sword factory; a Jantzen swimming costume; beer bottles from Fuller Smith and Turner; early pharmaceuticals from Glaxo; a Noon curry box; razors from Gillette and Wilkinson Sword; a poster for an Ealing Studios film; and a wealth of other products from well-known factories such as Coty, Sanderson's, Firestone, Maclean's, and Lucozade.
Gunnersbury Park and Museum
Gunnersbury Park, London, W3 8LQ
01 Jan - 31 Mar 2013 Daily 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM; 01 Apr - 31 Oct 2013 Daily 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM; 01 Nov - 31 Dec 2013 Daily 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Closed Boxing Day, Christmas Day
Venue Details & Map
Gunnersbury ParkLondonW3 8LQ
- +44 (0)20 8992 1612
- Public transport:
- Turn left out of station and continue to the traffic lights at the crossroads with Gunnersbury Ave. Cross over and follow the road to the left, walking next to the park wall.