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.

Turner's House entrance

Visitor entrance to Turner’s House

Our exhibition of J.M.W. Turner’s original oil sketches

Turner and the Thames: Five Paintings

11th January – 29th March

has proved very popular and all our tickets, both for guided and self-guided tours, are now sold out.

We are sorry for any disappointment this may cause, but warmly invite you to come and see this delightful Regency villa, designed by Turner, anytime from April, when we still have lots of availability for guided and self-guided tours.

We also have a full programme of events running throughout the year, so please do come back to our website to check on what is going on.

Please note that we are a small, heritage site so to ensure access and that our visitors have an enjoyable experience, booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

Please be aware there is no wheelchair access to the exhibition.

If you have other mobility concerns please phone Turner’s House on

020 8892 5485. 

Opening Times 2020

Turner and the Thames exhibition
Saturday 11 January – Sunday 29 March

Wednesday-Sunday: 12 –3pm: self-guided visits

Guided tours Wednesday to Sunday at 3.00pm  (Last entry: 3:30pm)

Tuesday: Educational Activities only – See Learning page

Monday: Closed

Admission Prices 2020

Tickets include admission to the house and current exhibition

Adult 12.00-4.00pm   £8.00

Family (2 adults + 2 children)   £17.00

Child £3.00

Guided Tours

Guided Tours will be offered Wednesday-Sunday, at 3pm. Tours will be led by our fantastic and knowledgeable volunteers and will last around 45 minutes.

For private group tours of between 10 and 12 visitors please email

Self-Guided Tours

Should you wish to explore the house without a guide, you can do so between 12am-3pm.

Connoisseur Tours

We also offer special connoisseur tours of the house priced at £120 for up to 10 visitors per tour. These are led by experienced guides from the team on the house and its conservation. To book a connoisseur tour please email for availability

These tours are particularly relevant for groups with an interest in art, architecture and conservation.


We do not have a cafe at Turner’s House, and we kindly ask that you do not consume any food or drink in the house to protect our historic interiors. Please, no stilettos.

If you would like to combine your visit to Turner’s House with lunch or dinner then there are many cafes and restaurants two minutes away in Crown Road, including The Crown on Richmond Road, an 18th century inn probably known to J.M.W. Turner, for light snacks, drinks and main meals. Show your ticket and a 20% discount on your meal (Monday to Friday, drinks not included) will be applied to your restaurant bill.

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 drawing room 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.