What’s on at Sandycombe Lodge

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Upcoming events:

In the footsteps of JMW Turner

3rd July, 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:

3rd July – 2:30pm 

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

Social Music in Turner’s World – 28th June, 6pm & 8pm

Join us for a musical evening at Turner’s House arranged by William Summer of Loki Music. Enjoy the surrounds of Sandycombe Lodge with the sounds of glees, dance tunes, operatic arias and popular songs of the 18th Century.

Confirmed musicians;

Sophia Brumfitt – Voice

William Summers – Flute

Taro Takeuchi – Guitar, Harp-Lute

There are two sittings, purchase a ticket for either 6pm or 8pm here, or by calling 020 8892 5485.

Tickets are £20, and include a glass of fizz on arrival.


Turner’s House 1st birthday Party, Thursday 19th July, 6-9pm

Join us for a special late opening to celebrate a year since we opened our doors following the completion of our conservation project! Guided tours will be available at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm.


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+


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 28th June 

Turner in Scotland

The Chair of our Board of Trustees, Catherine Parry-Wingfield, will share her thoughts on some of Turner’s views of Scotland that are displayed in Turner’s House, the preparatory watercolours for these prints and Turner’s friendship with the Romantic poet and novelist Walter Scott.

Thursday 12th July

What did Turner look like?

Turner was notoriously reluctant to sit for portraits, very few of them exist and many are thought to be unreliable. So what did he really look like? Volunteer tour guide David Meaden investigates in his next 10-Minute Talk at Turner’s House.

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