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 is now open!


Visit our new exhibition “A World of Care”: Turner and the Environment!


Opening Times

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – Closed

Wednesday to Sunday – 12pm – 4pm (Guided tours at 12:30pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm – ONLY when a guide is available) – Pre-booking is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.


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.


Admission prices

Adult   £12.00 without gift aid,  £13.20 with gift aid

Young Adult (18 – 25 years old) £6.00, £6.60 with gift aid

Family (2 adults + 2 children)   £25.00 without gift aid, £27.50 with gift aid (if the person paying is a taxpayer).

Child (3-17 years old) £3.00, £3.30 with gift aid


Guided Tours

Turner’s House offers private tours for up to 15 people, which last an hour.

If you want to delve deeper into the history of the House and its restoration we also offer special ‘Connoisseur Tour’s which last for an hour and half.

Please contact us at for prices and availability.



NEW! – BSL Guided tour

We are pleased to offer the first ever Deaf-led BSL guided tour by Alan D Murray MBE on Sun 8th September 2024 at 11.30am. The tour last about 1 hour, and the admission fee includes the entry to our current exhibition “A World of Care”: Turner and the Environment. Limited availability, booking is essential.

Book here – LINK


Please be aware that the exhibition is located at the top floor and can be accessed by a staircase of about 18 steps. Unfortunately, we have no lift facilities. If you have mobility disabilities, you can visit Turner’s House at half price. 


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 a virtual visit to the first floor and basement. We offer half-price tickets to people with mobility disabilities. 

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


We do not have a café at Turner’s House, however, there are many lovely cafes and restaurants are located on St Margaret’s Road, close to St Margaret’s train station.

We kindly ask that you do not consume any food or drinks in the house, to protect our historic interiors.

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.