Sandycombe Lodge, Twickenham

‘We aim to celebrate J.M.W. Turner’s artistic achievement through encouraging visitors to discover the house he designed and built, and the Thames landscape which inspired him. Through conserving and interpreting Turner’s House, we aim to build a deeper engagement with Turner as an artist’.

We want visitors to enjoy fully the unique qualities of this small building and so we restrict the number of visitors at any one time. To help achieve this, please book your visit in advance.

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


If you would like to donate to help us into the future, you can do it here:


Turner's House entrance

Visitor entrance to Turner’s House


Seeing the Light

Turner’s discovery of Italy in 1819

From July 8th until October 29th

An exciting  opportunity for the public to see some of Italy’s most well known and loved sites – Venice, Rome, Naples – through Turner’s eyes, in the unique setting of his then rural retreat in Twickenham.  Visitors to this tightly-focussed exhibition will also be able to appreciate Turner’s evolving use of colour and light before and after 1819,  thanks to  generous loans from Tate, the Guildhall Art Gallery and a private collection.



Opening Times 2023

Until Sunday 29th October 2023

Monday and Tuesday – Closed

Wednesday to Sunday – open from 12pm to 4pm – Tickets will be divided into self-lead tours (at 12, 1, 2, and 3pm) and guided tours (at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30pm – when guide is available)

Admission Prices

If you are able to consent to Gift Aid and are a UK taxpayer, we would be grateful if you would make a 10% donation on admission prices, as we can claim back 25% extra on the whole price of your ticket from the government. Donations such as this help us keep Turner’s House open for everyone.

From 8th July until 29th October

Adult   £10.00 without gift aid,  £11.00 with gift aid

Family (2 adults + 2 children)   £21.00 without gift aid, £23.10 with gift aid (if the person paying is a taxpayer).

Child (3-15 years old) £3.00, £3.30 with gift aid


Guided Tours

Turner’s House offers connoisseurs and private guided tours for up to 12 people.

Please email for further information.


Please be aware that there is no storage space for bags. Therefore, we invite our visitors to refrain from bringing large bags and backpacks with them.

Please, do not wear stiletto heels.


We do not have a café at Turner’s House and we kindly ask that you do not consume any food or drinks in the house, to protect our historic interiors.

Many lovely cafes and restaurants are located on St Margarets Road, towards St Margarets Station.

Address: Sandycombe Lodge, 40 Sandycoombe Road, St Margarets , Twickenham TW1 2LR


Tel: 020 8892 5485

We advise using journey planners to source the best route on your day of travel via public transport to allow for any unforeseeable transport changes. However, please see our brief guidance below:


As this is a residential area, we advise avoiding travel by car where possible. There is no parking on Sandycoombe Road or Turner’s House premises. Alternatively, volunteers and visitors can park in Marble Hill Car Park for £2.50 up to 2 hours.


Mainline & Overground/Underground (District Line) trains all run to Richmond station. The nearest train station is St Margarets, a short walk away.


From Richmond station, the H37 and 110 stop at Sandycoombe Road. Frequent services also run on the 33/490 /R70/R68 where you should alight at Marble Hill Park/Crown Rd stop. It is then a 3 minute walk.


From Richmond cross the bridge and walk on Richmond Rd, continuing on St Margarets Rd, for a half mile. You will find Sandycoombe Rd on the left. If you prefer a more panoramic walk (similar to Turner’s footsteps), take the riverside tow path after Richmond bridge which leads you into Marble Hill Park, cross the park towards the Richmond Road’s gate and you will find Sandycoombe Rd at the traffic lights across the road. It is then a 3 minute walk.

PLEASE NOTE: Disabled visitors with a Blue Badge can park at the house, but the single place should be booked in advance by emailing

Within the house, only the ground floor is fully accessible for visitors with mobility issues. Our garden, and our toilet are also fully wheelchair accessible. We have a virtual tour available via our tablet, so other rooms and objects can be explored digitally.

Please note: Sandycombe Lodge is on a quiet residential street –  please respect our neighbours, when entering and leaving the property. For the protection of the museum and interiors, we do not allow visitors to bring food or drinks of any kind into the property.