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 teachers to engage in a cross curricular learning programme, which draws inspiration from JMW Turner’s home, art and historical context.
Turner & the Landscape workshop with Orleans House Gallery
An engaging workshop across two sites. Explore Turner’s House as pupils learn about the history of the house and Turner’s landscapes from his Liber Studiorum collection. Then create your own art with a watercolour painting or drypoint printing at Orleans House Gallery.
KS2: history and art
Workshops are 2 hours and run on Tuesdays from 10am-12noon.
To book a visit, please contact the Orleans House Gallery education team:
Phone: 020 8487 5258
Please download our teachers pre visit booklet for practical information and resources for your visit.
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 – coming soon
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.
Check our WHAT’S ON page for all upcoming workshops!
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.
Collagraph print-making family activity, Friday 27th July 10am-1pm
General admission, kids go FREE
Explore the built-up textures and a variety of marks and tone that can be achieved with collagraph printing. Using a mixture of relief and cutting techniques to create a collaged printing-block, and from this you will make personal coloured prints inspired by Turner’s House and grounds. Come with your family to learn, have fun and to make atmospheric landscapes and interior views from humble materials in beautiful surroundings. Suitable for 5yrs+
Landscape Art inspired by Richard Long family activity, Friday 24th August 10am-1pm
General admission, kids go FREE
Join us making art with mud, sticks and stones! Explore landscape at Turner’s House as we create land art with natural materials inspired by Sir Richard Long, a British sculpture and land artist. Richard Long is the only artist to have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 4 times, winning it in 1989, and his artwork, ‘River Avon Mud Thumbprints‘, is currently on display at Turner’s House. Suitable for 3yrs+
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. You can download our SEN pre-visit booklet to prepare 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.