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Events at Turner’s House

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 11am-1pm.


Sunday 5th and Monday 6th

  • Online and Family Events + Art Workshops

Christmas Family Activities


Tickets (1 adult + 2 children) £10 [extra adult £5] – Booking is essential.


How did people celebrate Christmas in Georgian times?

Join us for an afternoon of art activities and stories! Create your Christmas decorations and cards and hear stories about Christmas in the Georgian times!


Saturday 4th December, 2-4pm

Sunday 5th December, 2-4pm


Tickets (1 adult + 2 children) £10 [extra adult £5] – Booking is essential.



The welcome return of the London Luminaries Winter lecture series starts 19th January 2022!

The start of the New Year sees the Winter series of the ever popular ‘London Luminaries’ taking place. 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/

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

 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