Turner’s House in Twickenham provides inspiring opportunities to engage in art and heritage through family activities, adult workshops and school visits. Explore our opportunities below.
Turner’s House in Twickenham opens ways for pupils and teacher to engage in a cross curricular learning programme, which draws inspiration from JMW Turner’s home, art and historical context.
Primary School Workshops
Turner’s House in Twickenham are working in partnership with Orleans House Gallery to develop workshops for Primary Schools across the two sites, creating art inspired by Turner’s home and art.
More information coming soon
Secondary School Workshops
Turner’s House in Twickenham are currently developing workshops for key stage 3, GCSE and A-level.
More information coming soon
Please be aware that we cannot accommodate self-led school visits.
Turner’s House is Twickenham is an inspiring gateway into exploring several themes within the classroom. We will be developing and adding resources for teachers on art in the classroom, local history and other subjects from September 2017 onwards.
Teachers toolkits will include:
If you would like to be involved in the development of teachers resources, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We run quarterly adult arts & craft workshops with local artists and craftsmen, inspired by JMW Turner and his house. These are a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills, enjoy art and be inspired by Turner in Turner’s House.
Experimental Printmaking – adult workshop
8th November 10am-4pm, £30.00
Learn about printmaking in Turner’s London, explore and recreate the atmospheric spaces of Turner’s House using experimental print techniques and paper with local artist and printmaker Sasa Marinkov. Lunch and all materials will be provided but please bring an apron or old shirt.
Booking required – booking soon open
If you are interested in organising a tour for your higher education group, please contact email@example.com with the following information:
We do offer placements for university students. If you are interested in a placement please click here.
Join us for the Big Draw on Saturday Mornings in October. Explore the living history of Turner’s House, be part of creating a stopmotion film mapping the history of the house with local artists and illustrate your own flipbook and concertina book to take home.
Booking required – booking open soon
Under 5s visit Turner’s House for free.
We do not have a lot of storage space for buggies. If you are bringing a buggy please let the steward know at the front desk. Buggies must be folded and stored in our basement office.
There is a large toilet on the ground floor with disabled access.
There are no facilities for eating and drinking onsite. There is also no baby changing facilities.
If you have any questions about your visit, feel free to contact us.
Visiting Turner’s House can be an inspiring trip for children, but we understand that children on the autistic spectrum benefit from extra support and preparation. We are currently developing a downloadable Pre-Visit Booklet to help prepare your child for your visit.
If your child is distressed during your visit, our stewards are happy to help you find a quiet space to sit in the historic house or gardens.
Group visits arriving via coach or minibus, please note there is no coach parking, or drop-off or pick-up facility on Sandycoombe Road itself. Please use the nearby coach parking facilities at Marble Hill Park, from which there is a short and safe walk to Sandycombe Lodge.
School groups can speak to our House Director for further travel advice, should they wish to travel by coach; please call on 020 8892 5485 to discuss.