We are incredibly grateful for the support we have already received from our generous funding bodies, and individuals. There are several ways you too can support Turners House, and help sustain its future as an important heritage site and visitor attraction.
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.
We always welcome new Friends to support our work and participate in our activities, so if you would like to join (or renew) please talk with a steward when you visit the House.
Applications for membership will reopen on 1st February 2020 following the outcome of an EGM to be held on 29th January 2020 when new terms and conditions may be introduced. Any applications received before the end of January 2020 will be processed after that date.
If you have any questions about Friends membership, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What We Do
The Friends of Turner’s House organise a programme of events which take place throughout the year, both locally and further afield. We hold talks and arrange visits to galleries to deepen our understanding of Turner, his times and his art, and there are social gatherings where Friends can meet.
The Friends have run several art competitions for local schools and colleges and we will be continuing with this programme for 2019.
Recent activities for the Friends have included a visit to Pitzhanger Manor, Sir John Soane’s newly restored house in Ealing, London. For the annual Spring lecture in March, the Friends welcomed Nick Powell, Secretary of the Turner Society, who gave a fascinating lecture on ‘Turner’s Titles’.
A successful Summer Party was held at York House on 10th July, which was preceded by the AGM.
For the Annual Autumn lecture which took place on the 16th of October, David Bowman, expert fine art restorer of the Bowman Gallery, Richmond, gave a unique talk on the art of ‘Gilding’. This was a fantastic introduction to the history, technique and extraordinary craftsmanship of the art of gilding with a focus on the conservation of items ranging antique picture frames to film sets from the golden age of Hollywood.
Upcoming Friends Events 2019
Events are published in regular newsletters which are emailed to all Friends. These newsletters provide further information on how to book.
We are pleased to announce the creation of our Supporters’ Circle. In common with many independent historic properties (particularly small ones), our revenue from visitors only provides a small part of the income needed to open the house. The Supporters’ Circle is open to everyone and will have three tiers of membership. Each type of membership will have benefits including free admission to Turner’s House during the open season. Supporters will also be integral to ensuring we can continue our work to establish Turners’ House as an inspiring learning resource for people of all ages.
Annual membership- £95.00
lifetime membership- £950.00
Corporate membership- please inquire.
If you are interested in joining the Supporter’s Circle please email Ricky Pound at email@example.com for further information and an application form.
Donations, however large or small, will be gratefully received and used carefully. Please let us know if you are happy for your name to be listed as a donor or if you would prefer not to.
Please send donations in the form of a cheque or charity voucher (e.g. a CAF credit). These should be made payable to Turner’s House Trust and sent to;
The Hon. Treasurer, Turner’s House Trust,
Sandycombe Lodge, 40 Sandycoombe Road, Twickenham TW1 2LR.
Please join our mailing list to receive our bi-monthly newsletter which includes news from Turner’s House and Friends of Turner’s House, plus special events. The link is located bottom right of each Turner’s House web page.