The artist & his house

The Sandycombe Story

Turner’s House is a charity and we welcome gifts and donations to keep the museum open as visitor admission income does not cover costs.

In 1813 England’s great landscape painter J.M.W. Turner built a small villa, Sandycombe Lodge, on a large plot near the Thames at Twickenham. Here, the painter became an architect, guided by the hand of his friend John Soane.

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Support Us

The Friends of Turner’s House was set up in 2004 to support Professor Livermore (the last resident) in his aim to preserve the house for the nation, and now supports the aims of the Turner’s House Trust to restore and conserve Sandycombe Lodge.

The House

Sandycombe Lodge is J.M.W. Turner’s largest artwork, and thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and generous supporters, it has been restored to its original beauty. The house has a fascinating history and an exciting future, come and visit and be part of its legacy.

Get Involved

Share your love of art, engage with local history, volunteer in a unique space, learn new skills - we have varied and flexible opportunities for you in our volunteer team. Be part of opening Turner’s House to the public through an engaging programme of learning and participation for all ages.

Collection Highlight

Sandycombe Lodge was built by 1813 to the designs of England’s great landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner; working here as his own architect to create a quiet retreat for himself, away from the pressures of the London art world.

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Sandycombe Lodge

40 Sandycoombe Road, Twickenham TW1 2LR

Opening Times 2019

February 1st - 8th December 2019

Wednesday-Sunday:
12–1pm Self-guided visits
1-4pm Guided Tours

Tuesday: Learning Activities only – See Learning page

Monday: Closed

Please note, it is recommended to book your visit in advance. 

We kindly ask that no food or drink is brought into the house, this is to protect our interiors from any damage.