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

Turner’s House will reopen on Saturday 22nd May.


Please be aware that the exhibition is located on the first floor and is reached via a narrow staircase of around 18 steps. Unfortunately due to the limitations of the historic house, no lift facilities are available. The ground floor of the house is fully accessible, and a tablet device will be available for virtual visit of the first floor and basement. 

If you have any questions, please call at the house on 020 8892 5485


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


Opening Times 2021

Saturday 22nd May to Sunday 20th June.

Entry at 10, 11,12,1,2 and 3pm. Places are limited to 8 people per hour.

Wednesday 23rd June to Sunday 5th September

Entry at 10, 11,12,1,2 and 3pm. Places are limited to 12 people per hour.

Wednesday 8th September to Sunday 31st October

Entry at 12, free flow. 1, 2, 3 pm, guided tours. Places are limited to 12 per hour.

Closed November to December

All admissions to Turner’s House must be prebooked in advance.

Admission Prices

If you are a UK taxpayer we would be grateful if you make a 10% donation on admission prices which will allow us to claim back 25% from the Government on the full payable amount. When booking please click the Gift Aid box if eligible.  

Adult   £8.00 without gift aid,  £8.80 with gift aid

Family (2 adults + 2 children)   £17.00 without gift aid, £18.70 with gift aid (if the person paying is a tax payer).

Child (3-15 years old) £3.00

Guided Tours

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we are unable to present to offer guided tours throughout the day. However, visitors will receive a short introduction to the visit in the gardens.

Small private guided tours for up to five people are available please email for further information

What we will do to keep you safe during your visit?

  • We have reduced the number of visitors allowed into Turner’s House to 8 per any hour slot on a ‘pre-booked only’ basis.
  • Following recent Government rulings, tours for private groups are limited to five people.
  • Following current Government guidelines for galleries, face coverings are now mandatory and will have to be worn by visitors, staff and volunteers.
  • If you feel any of the Covid-19 symptoms as per NHS guidance – Please consider plan your visit for a later date.
  • Social distancing measures will be applied inside the house and garden (people from the same household can visit together).
  • You will be invited to join our volunteer guide in the garden where they will provide you with short introduction. Then you will be escorted inside the house where you will be divided into two groups. The first group with then proceed to the first floor; the second group will explore self-guided the ground floor before groups are reversed. When entering the house you will be asked to use the hand sanitiser.
  • We are providing our volunteers with PPEs to use at their discretion.
  • The reception desk will be provided with a protective screen.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available in different points in the house.
  • Touchable surfaces and devices will be regularly sanitised throughout the day.
  • Toilets will be regularly cleaned.
  • We highly recommend contactless and card payments.
  • The basement kitchen will be closed to visitors for the present.

Please be aware that there is no storage space for bags. Therefore, we invite our visitors to refrain from not bringing large bags and backpacks for their visits.

Please, do not wear stilettos.


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 can be found in St Margarets Road, toward St Margarets Station.

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


Tel: 020 8892 5485

Getting here
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

By Car
As this is a residential area, we advise avoiding travel by car where possible. There is no parking on Sandycoombe Road. Please note that coaches and buses are not allowed to wait or drop off visitors on Sandycoombe Road.

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

By Bus
From Richmond station, the H37 stops at Sandycoombe Road. Frequent services also run on the 490/H22/R70/R68 where you should alight at Marble Hill Park/Crown Rd stop, it is then a 3 min walk.

On Foot
From Richmond, it is just over a mile to walk; take the towpath which leads you into Marble Hill Park.

Disabled visitors

PLEASE NOTE: We have one parking space for disabled badge holders only, which must 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.