The artist & his house

The Sandycombe Story

In 1813 England’s great landscape painter JMW Turner built a small villa, Sandycombe Lodge, on a large plot near the Thames at Twickenham. Here, the painter became an architect, guided by the hand of his friend John Soane.

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What's On

10-Minute Talks

To celebrate re-opening to the public after the holiday period, we are launching a series of bite-size lunch-time lectures every other Thursday at 12.45pm. In our next talk on 22nd February, Activities and Interpretation Officer Michelle Graabek will explain some of the finds from our archaeological dig.

The House

Sandycombe Lodge is JMW Turner’s largest artwork, and thanks to Heritage Lottery Funding and generous supporters, it has been restored to its original beauty. The house has a fascinating history and an exciting future, come and visit and be part of it’s legacy.

Get Involved

Share your love of art, engage with local history, volunteer in a unique space, learn new skills - we have varied and flexible opportunities for you in our volunteer team. Be part of opening Turner’s House to the public through an engaging programme of learning and participation for all ages.

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Sandycombe Lodge

40 Sandycoombe Road, Twickenham TW1 2LR

Opening Times 2018

Wednesday-Sunday:
10 – 1pm Self-guided visits
1-4pm Guided Tours

Tuesday: Learning Activities only – See Learning page

Monday: Closed

Please note that you must book your visit in advance. 

We kindly ask that no food or drink is brought into the house, this is to protect our interiors from any damage.