What’s on at Sandycombe Lodge

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Upcoming events:

In the footsteps of JMW Turner

16th Sept & 14th Oct


Join Catherine Parry-Wingfield, Turner’s House Trust’s chairman, on a walk from Sandycombe Lodge, the painter’s country retreat, across parkland and along the Thames towpath to the top of Richmond Hill.  Along the way we stop to discuss  Turner’s paintings which this still-beautiful area inspired two hundred years ago.

This walk will be taking place on the following dates/times: 

16th September – 10am 

14th October – 11am 

This is a gentle walk of just over 2 miles, beginning with a brief tour of Sandycombe Lodge and ending with short uphill incline.

Tickets priced at £15.00, booking here.

We have limited spaces, so please book in advance using the link above, or by calling 020 8892 5485

Landscape Art inspired by Richard Long – family activity

Friday 24th August, 10am-1pm

General admission £6, kids go FREE

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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+

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Grow: Gardening and Wellbeing – Adult Workshop

Saturday 15th September, 10am-3pm


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Get down to earth with this day workshop and learn to grow ingredients to create your own natural skin care products.

‘Turner’s World View’ by Franny Moyle – Annual Lecture

20th September, 6.30pm at York House

£10 incl. glass of wine

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Join us for our inaugural Annual Lecture to find out more about how Turner saw the world from his biographer, Franny Moyle, author of ‘The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of JMW Turner’. The lecture will be held at York House (Richmond Road, TW1 3AA) and the ticket price includes a glass of wine.

Booking is essential

Open House London

22nd-23rd September 10am-1pm

Admission FREE, booking essential

We are opening our doors to welcome visitors to enjoy the modest beauty of Turner’s architecture as part of the Open House London Weekend. Entry to the house will be free from 10am-1pm on Saturday and Sunday 22nd-23rd September, however booking is essential due to the small size of the house.

The Big Draw Festival: Play – family activity

Friday 26th October, 10am-1pm

General Admissions £6, Kids go FREE

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Join us to celebrate The Big Draw once again at Turner’s House. Get ready to be playful with pencils as we explore this year’s theme. Adults £6, Children go FREE.

Booking is advised.

10 Minute -Talks at Turner’s House

New to 2018, we are launching a series of bitesize lunch-time lectures. Join us to delve deeper into Turner’s time at Sandycombe Lodge, hear behind-the-scenes accounts of our restoration project and find out about the hidden history of the building.

Thursday 9th August – Unfortunately we have had to postpone this event. We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused. Stay tuned to find out when you can hear Alison talk about Turner’s love of fishing.

Turner the Fisherman

In this talk, volunteer steward Alison Shuttle will share her research into Turner’s passion for angling on the Thames, a hobby that brought him here to Sandycombe Lodge and which has had a notable influence on his life and work.

Tickets: Free with normal ticketed Self-guided visit/Guided Tour (Adults £6, Children aged 5-15 £3)

Booking essential

For more information and booking details, contact Verity by email at info@turnershouse.org or call us on 020 8892 5485