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 to the public

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

Opening Times 2021

Wednesday 8th September to Sunday 31st October

Please note that Turner’s House will be closed each Friday from Friday 1st October 2021.

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

Turner’s House prefers pre-booked visits but walk-in visits are available. Please check with the house first. 

Closed November to December

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

Guided Tours

Turner’s House will once again offer connoisseur and private guided tours of up to 12 people.

Please email for further information.

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

  • As of Monday 19th July we will continue to request visitors, volunteers and staff for the need to wear face masks when visiting the house. The rooms at Turner’s House are small and this practice will greatly reduce the transition of Covid-19.
  • If you are experiencing any of the Covid-19 symptoms described in the NHS guidance  (, please consider postponing your visit to a later date.
  • We are providing our volunteers, and visitors who require them, with PPEs to use.
  • The reception desk will be provided with a protective screen.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available at various locations 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. 

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 in 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.