What’s on at Sandycombe Lodge

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Upcoming events:

Turner & The Thames: Family Storytelling

31st March & 7th April, 11am & 12 noon

Mr Turner loved to live close to the river which inspired him. Discover the watery adventure of Mr Turner and listen to tales of the magical River Thames in this interactive storytelling session with storyteller Olivia Armstrong. All welcome but most suitable for children 5 and up. Booking advised as limited spaces are available, activities are included in the regular admission price.


or by calling 020 8892 5485

Basketry Workshop – Adult Workshop

18th April, 10-4pm, £45

Inspired by the willow baskets in the kitchen of Sandycombe Lodge, join us for willow weaving baskets with John Page and leave with a basket of your own making. Materials, tools and lunch included in price. For beginners, some hand strength required. Please book here, or by calling 020 8892 5485

Garden in Bloom – Family Activity

28th April, 10-1pm

As the garden at Sandycombe Lodge bursts into bloom, come and enjoy family activities for all ages in the garden and house and explore Turner’s love of the outdoors. Activities are included in the regular admission price, booking is advised.

London History Day: Sandycombe on the Home Front

31st May, 10-1pm

With the theme of ‘courage’ we will be exploring ‘Sandycombe on the Home Front’. We have talks and activities for the whole family as we delve into Sandycombe’s links to both the Napoleonic Wars and World War II. Talks and activities are included in the regular admission price, booking advised (do so here).

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 22nd March 12.45pm

Turner’s Colours

Volunteer guide Colin Reed will explore the colours used by JMW Turner in his work. He will discuss technological advances in developing pigments during the early 19th Century and how they can inform us about colours used on the walls here at Sandycombe Lodge.

Thursday 5th April 12.45pm


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 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