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The Turner Society is for all who admire and are interested in Turner and his work. Regular meetings take place in London and visits are arranged to exhibitions and collections relating to Turner. Members receive an illustrated magazine twice yearly. www.turnersociety.com
Tate Britain houses the Turner bequest, works of art which Turner bequeathed to the nation. The Clore Wing displays many of his major oil paintings. Works on paper can be seen by appointment with the Prints and Drawings Room.
The entire Turner bequest is also available to view online www.tate.org.uk
Some key works from the bequest, including Turner’s Fighting Temeraire, Rain, Steam and Speed, Dido Building Carthage and Sun Rising through Vapour are displayed at the National Gallery.
The Sir John Soane Museum is the London house of the architect Sir John Soane, a great friend of Turner. Soane’s influence on Turner’s design for Sandycombe can clearly be seen here. Soane’s large collection includes Turner’s Admiral van Tromp’s barge at the mouth of the Texel, 1645. www.soane.org
Pitzhanger Manor Sir John Soane’s country house at Ealing, often visited by Turner. Pitzhanger has recently undergone extensive conservation. Soane bought the house in 1800 and immediately set about constructing a building to house his art and antiquities collection. His friend and fellow Professor at the Royal Academy, J.M.W. Turner, was a frequent guest and both would regularly go fishing and entertain each other and their close circle of friends at their houses. To visit Pitzhanger from Turner’s House, walk, bus or take a train to Richmond station and then take the 65 bus to Pitzhanger Manor.
Heritage properties and museums in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, all within easy walking distance of Turner’s House or reachable by nearby public transport
Orleans House Gallery www.orleanshousegallery.org 10 minutes walk
Marble Hill House www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/marble-hill-house 5 minutes walk
Strawberry Hill House www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk Train from St Margaret’s Station, 2 stops, or buses 33 and R68 from Richmond Road
Pope’s Grotto www.popesgrotto.org.uk/visits Limited openings. Buses 33 and R68 from Richmond Road
Twickenham Museum www.twickenham-museum.org.uk By St Mary’s Church, Twickenham. 15 minutes walk westwards along the Thames towpath or buses R68, R70, H22, 490, 33 from Richmond Road
Museum of Richmond www.museumofrichmond.com 10 minutes walk over Richmond Bridge or bus H37 from St Margaret’s Road
And a little further away
Ham House Ferry from the towpath near Marble Hill. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ham-house -and-garden
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Bus 65 from Richmond Station www.kew.org
Hampton Court Bus 68 from Richmond Road www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace
Chiswick House Bus 190 from Richmond Station www.chiswickhouseandgardens.org.uk
Hogarth’s House Bus 190 from Richmond Station www.williamhogarthtrust.org.uk
Royal Maritime Museum The Trafalgar Gallery displays Turner’s largest painting, The Battle of Trafalgar 21st October 1805. The ambitious Moon exhibition includes work by Turner – ends January 5th 2020. www.rmg.co.uk