News from Turner’s House – May 2022

May News and Events

We have some exciting events planned for you this summer including wine tastings with old and new world wines, a summer watercolour painting course with the painter who taught Timothy Spall to paint for the Mr Turner film and an unmissable new exhibition. Read on for more details and news.


Wine Tasting on Thursday 26th May

Turner’s House is delighted to host our May wine tasting evening with local independent wine and artisan spirits specialists St Margaret’s Wines.
On Thurs 26 May 6.30-8.30pm, we will learn about New World White Wines in the historic setting of JMW Turner’s country retreat.

The tasting will include a selection of five vibrant and characterful New World white wines, food and admission to the house with an introductory talk by our Museum Director – all for £40.

Book your tickets at THIS LINK.

Turner and Watercolours: Summer Painting course with Tim Wright


By popular demand we are delighted to welcome award winning artist Tim Wright for a 5-session summer watercolour painting course. Learn from the artist who taught Timothy Spall to paint like the great British landscape painter, for his role in the critically acclaimed film Mr. Turner.

Lessons run on 8th, 19th, 25th, 26th July and 2nd August, 10am-1pm and are held in the beautiful setting of JMW Turner’s country retreat in Twickenham.


More info and tickets are at THIS LINK.










It has been a busy Spring at Turner’s House.

Our 2022 Wellbeing programme in partnership with AGE UK and Richmond MIND is underway. The programme enables participants to engage with local history through art and gardening and in doing so to learn new skills. We have also welcomed back local primary schools with our Key Stage 2 Exhibition Project, where children had the opportunity to discover Turner, new art techniques, and contemporary artists.

As part of our programme for our incredible team of volunteers, a group enjoyed a visit to Hogarth House this week. If you are interested in volunteering with us please see here for more information.

To commemorate J.M.W. Turner’s birthday on 23 April, we were delighted that Cllr Geoff Acton, Mayor of Richmond, hosted a reception at Turner’s House to support the Mayor’s charities Dose of Nature and Habitats & Heritage.  If you are planning a special event, you can also book a private group visit including our Connoisseur Tours for up to 12 visitors. Or you can book the house for a private event and share a glass of something in the rooms that Turner lived in with his father. Please email for further information.

We are working hard on all the preparation for our 2022 exhibition and we will reveal all in the next newsletter.

We are really looking forward to seeing you at Sandycombe Lodge.

With best wishes,
Turner’s House Trust

May 9, 2022