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Events at Turner’s House

Special Champagne Tasting!

Join us on the evening of Thursday 11th November for our first ever champagne tasting! Once again we will be joined by Monty from award winning St Margarets Wine as he guides us around the various tastes of one of Britain’s most loved drinks. Cost will be £60 per person and guests will also be able to enjoy the house and gardens.

The list of champagnes are described via this link


To book please use the link below


2021 Turner’s House Christmas Cards now on Sale

We are pleased to announce that our new 2021 Christmas card is now on sale. We have chosen a painting by JMW Turner from 1820 called ‘Snowstorm, Mont Cenis’ which was painted in the years Turner lived at Sandycombe Lodge. The lovely cards come in packs of 8 and costs £8.00 per pack. The cards can be bought at the Turner’s House shop or posted to you. Please email info@turnershouse.org for further information.  From November 1st the shop will also be open on the following days 10am-1pm and 2pm until 4pm.


Tuesday 2nd, Thursday 4th, Tuesday 9th, Thursday 11th, Tuesday 16th, Thursday 18th, Tuesday 23rd, Tuesday 30th


Tuesday 7th

Additional dates will be added soon.

Artist-in-Residence Anna Paterson

A new exhibition at Turner’s House charts how the river Thames and landscape painter J.M.W. Turner have helped the artist Anna Paterson through challenging times.

The new exhibits include two large mixed media works and a set of small watercolours scattered around the house. The large oil on paper in the small parlour is a butterfly print which mimics both reflection on water and the Rorschach test, giving a physical and psychological narrative to the piece. The loose style and size of the watercolours are inspired by Turner’s sketchbooks and these small snapshots of the river will be continuously replaced by new works evoking the constant yet changing presence of the Thames.

The welcome return of the London Luminaries lecture series!

October sees the welcome return of the ever popular ‘London Luminaries’ which has now expanded from 9 to 12 properties. The theme of the Zoom talks will be Princes, Painters and Poets! Turner’s House will feature on Wednesday 2nd February with art historians Catherine Parry-Wingfield talking about ‘JMW Turner and the ‘sister arts : poetry and painting’. Tickets can be bought individually or a combined ticket. Tickets available from here https://londonluminaries.com/

‘Norham Castle, Sunrise’ – Painting Demonstration with Marc A Turner

Suggested donation of £8 per ticket – BOOK HERE
On Sunday 17th October, 12-2pm, join artist Marc A Turner while he paints the famous ‘Norham Castle, Sunrise’ by JMW Turner.

From the beautiful setting of JMW Turner’s country retreat in Twickenham, Marc A Turner will show you some of the artist’s secrets by reproducing the famous painting Norham Castle, Sunrise that JMW Turner painted around 1845.

You can follow the 2-hour demonstration from the comfort of your home and interact with the artist while he is at work.

The Burning of the Houses of Parliament – Painting Workshop with Marc A Turner

On Friday 5th November, 10am-2pm, join us in the beautiful setting of JMW Turner’s country retreat in Twickenham, where Marc A. Turner will unlock the artist’s secrets by leading you through the reproduction of the famous painting The Burning of the Houses of Parliament painted by JMW Turner in 1834-5.

Tickets £60. These include all the materials* and refreshments. The session will be held at Turner’s House, where Covid-safety measures will be in place.
*List of materials:
30 x 40cm MDF support with 5 coats of gesso; 9 x professional artist oil colours; 3 x Hog bristle brush (synthetic available); Linseed medium; OMS (odourless mineral spirit); Paper towels; Wooden palette; Charcoal; Metal tripod easels; Hand wipes
**List of colours:
Titanium white (Replacing Lead); Raw sienna; Yellow Ochre; Viridian Green; Cobalt Blue; Ultramarine Blue; Red Iron Oxide; Bistre; Ivory Black

Marc A Turner – Professional artist, painter and art tutor, I have been painting for many years and have worked for a painting school in Norfolk. In 2017 I opened the Turner’s Painting School in the wonderful grounds of Walton Hall in Warrington Cheshire where I run Painting courses and workshops in oil paints.

I have a vast knowledge of the master painters old and new and have studied their techniques and the mediums they used, this has helped me to develop as an artist and I constantly pass on this knowledge to my students.

My joy for art began at a very young age when I was inspired by my father’s drawings. This inspiration led me to begin practicing in watercolours and drawing. I specifically remember in 1984 looking out towards the hills at Hagenohsen Germany as I painted the beautiful landscape and realising that not many hobbies could beat this one. From this point on my interest in painting and artwork intensified.

I continued to paint in watercolour with a little dabbling in other mediums for many years, and later decided to take oil painting more seriously and improve my skills. I attended some good courses and practiced my painting daily until I felt good enough to call myself an artist. I have never looked back. I love nothing more than passing on my knowledge and teaching anyone that wishes to develop their painting skills.

Marc A Turner . Founder of: Turner’s Painting School.

E: marc@Turnerspaintingschool.com





Circles Members Special Events

Patrons Circle, Sandycombe Circle and Supporters Circle members are all treated to regular priority access to Turner’s House and are invited to a series of exclusive events where they can explore behind-the-scenes insights, enjoy private views and conversations with experts on many aspects of J.M.W. Turner’s life and work and his country retreat in Twickenham. Circles events are held both in person and by Zoom.

To enjoy these events and support the Trust’s work, join one of our Membership Circles. For more information about events and other Membership benefits click HERE.

 2021 Programme

Sept 30th: Turner and the Masonic Enlightenment: Scott, Beckford, Ruskin and Soane.

A special Zoom Circle members presentation where Ricky Pound will look at Turner’s relationship with Freemasons within his friends and patrons and will seek to evaluate what drew them to become brothers of the world’s largest and oldest fraternal society.

 Past Events

May was a busy month when Circles members had private views for the new Turner’s English Coasts exhibition as well as a fascinating Zoom conversation on

Turner’s Liber Studiorum and the vogue for aquatint with Rosie Razzall, Curator of Prints and Drawings at Royal Collection Trust.

In March local historian Jonathan Crofts shared the story Cambridge Park Revealed’ an area in East Twickenham that Turner would have known.

On 4th February 2021, Circles members joined Tate Curator Amy Concannon in an exclusive conversation on the Tate Britain exhibition ‘Turner and the Modern World’ .

10 Minute Talks at Turner’s House

Porcelain and Willow Pattern

Launched in 2018, in 2020 we will continue with a series of bitesize lunch-time lectures. Join us to delve deeper into Turner’s time at Sandycombe Lodge, hear behind-the-scenes accounts of our restoration project and find out about the hidden history of the building.

10 minute lunchtime talks take place once a month at 12.45. This is included in general admission to the property and the 1 pm tour of the property.


For more information and booking details, please email  info@turnershouse.org or call us on 020 8892 5485


We are delighted that Bank of England have announced that the new £20 note featuring J.M.W. Turner and The Fighting Temeraire (1838) will be available from 20th February 2020!

For our press release please view here: Turner twenty pound note