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 open!

Please be aware that the exhibition Between the Sheets: Turner’s Nudes (9 July-31 October) is on the first floor and is reached via a narrow staircase of around 18 steps. Unfortunately, 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.

Parental or guardian discretion is advised.

 

 

The house can also be booked for private group visits of up to 12 visitors. If you wish to organise a tour, please email info@turnershouse.org for further information.

Turner’s House is available for private hire and filming and photographic shoots. Please email the House Director for further details at Housedirector@turnershouse.org

Opening Times 2022

From Wednesday 9th February to Saturday 2nd July

Monday-Tuesday – CLOSED

Wed-Sun – 12pm Self-led tour; 1, 2, 3 pm Guided Tours

 

The house will be closed on the 6, 7, and 8 July to prepare for the exhibition.

 

From July 9th to October 30th (Between the Sheets: Turner’s Nudes exhibition)

Monday-Tuesday – CLOSED

Wed-Sun – 12pm Self-led tour; 1, 2, 3 pm Guided Tours

 

Admission Prices

If you are a UK taxpayer, we would be grateful if you would 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, £3.30 with gift aid

From 9th July 2022

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  info@turnershouse.org 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.

Refreshments

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

Email: info@turnershouse.org

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:

BY CAR

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.

BY TRAIN

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

BY BUS

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.

ON FOOT

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 info@turnershouse.org

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.