10 Minute -Talks at Turner’s House
To celebrate re-opening to the public after the holiday period, 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 25th January 12.45pm
Turner’s Ship Models
Art historian and chair of Turner’s House Board of Trustees, Catherine Parry-Wingfield will discuss JMW Turner’s ship models, crafted by French prisoners of war in the early 19th Century, and the impact of the Napoleonic Wars on Turner’s life and work.
Thursday 8th February 12.45pm
Volunteer guide David Meaden will share his research about the figure of Turner’s Father, ‘Old Dad’ who is one of the most colourful characters in the history of the house.
Thursday 22nd February 12.45pm
Activities and Interpretation officer Michelle Graabek will show a selection of finds from an archaeological dig in the garden, and give an insight into life at Sandycombe in Turner’s time and beyond.
Tickets: Free with normal ticketed Self-guided visit/Guided Tour (Adults £6, Children aged 5-15 £3)
For more information and booking, contact Verity by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 02088925485