The artist & his house


Turner’s House is now closed for the winter period.


We will reopen on the 1st of February 2023. Please check our website in the new year for information on timings and tickets.



Turner’s House Trust will, following last year’s wonderful response, be taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign, and we are asking for your help.

For one week only from 29 November until 6 December, every donation made towards our Wellbeing Programme will be matched and doubled by generous pledgers and the Julia and Hans Rausing Charitable Trust.

Loneliness and isolation are commonly experienced by those with poor mental health and older people living alone, and the problem has been exacerbated by the COVID pandemic. Turner’s mother suffered from mental ill health so our work in this area is particularly relevant.

Working with Richmond MIND and Age UK, Turner’s House’s Wellbeing Programme aims to bring some of the most isolated adults in our community together through art and gardening activities inspired by Turner, Sandycombe Lodge and local history of the area. Participants learn new skills and take part in hands-on creative activities in a supportive environment where they can feel free to express themselves and gain self-confidence, improve wellbeing and alleviate loneliness. This is a programme that is in high demand and we, again, aim to increase capacity in the coming year.


Please visit Turner’s House Big Give page to support us today.



Christmas Shop

On the occasion of the festive season approaching, our shop will be open on Thursdays and Fridays until the 16th December, 1:00-3:00pm.

Come and have a look at our merchandise for art lovers! Books, prints, Christmas cards, teatowels… there is something for everyone! For more info contact






Turner’s House is available for private hire and filming and photographic shoots. Please email the House Director for further details at


Donate directly to Turner’s House Trust here:

Thank you!


Turner’s House Trust is an independent registered charity which relies on visitors admission, grants and donations to remain open at all.

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.

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.


Sandycombe Lodge

40 Sandycoombe Road, Twickenham TW1 2LR


Opening Times 2022

Closed - We will reopen on the 1st February 2023.


Turner’s House prefers pre-booked visits in advance but walk-in visits are available. Please check with the house first. 


Closed November to December


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.