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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The Big Draw: The Life of Turner's House

Join us for The Big Draw: Living Lines on Saturday mornings 10am-1pm in October. Explore the living history of Turner’s House, be part of creating a stop-motion film mapping the history of the house with local artists and illustrate your own flip-book and concertina book to take home.

Booking required!

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 2017

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.