What’s on at Sandycombe Lodge

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Events at Turner’s House

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop


Wind down and immerse yourself in nature this festive season as you learn how to make your very own fresh, moss-based Christmas wreath with local florist Flower Tonic.
Nestle down in the comfort of your own home and join Flower Tonic founder Lucy for a live wreath-making workshop via zoom. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn the craft of wreath-making and to immerse yourself in the delights of the season, without needing to leave your front door!
A bespoke wreath-making kit will be posted directly to you ahead of the class containing all the fresh and dried festive goodies you need to adorn your wreath. You are welcome and encouraged to spend some mindful time outdoors to forage and collect more materials to add to your wreath, if you wish. However this is not essential as your kit will contain everything you need.
‘’We believe nature is healing, like a tonic for the soul. That’s why we’d love you to join us this festive season to celebrate Winter in all it’s natural glory! We hope we can help put you back in touch with nature, and that you feel a little better for it’’ ~ Flower Tonic
Places are limited! Book your place HERE

Bookings are opened until 2nd December to allow Flower Tonic to deliver the material beforehand.

New events at Turner’s House for 2021 will be announced shortly. Please watch this space for further details.

Circles Members Special Events

Patron 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 special events where they can explore behind-the-scenes insights, enjoy private views and experts’ talks on many aspects of J.M.W. Turner’s life and work and his country retreat in Twickenham.

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.

Past Events

On Thursday 17th September at 6pm, Circle members are invited to join Turner’s House Trustee Dr Jacqueline Riding, Historical Consultant and Author, in a conversation about Mike Leigh’s film, Mr Turner. Jacqueline worked for over two years as the Art History Advisor on the production and will share her insights and experience and answer Circle members’ questions.  The talk will be by Zoom.   We will provide details of where you can watch the film ahead of the conversation.

On Thursday 22nd October from 6pm, Circle members are invited to join a conversation on The Story behind the Turner Contemporary. As this Margate marvel closes in the Autumn for a major extension project, hear from the people behind the cultural renaissance sparked by the opening in 2011 of the Turner Contemporary. The talk will be by Zoom.

2021 plans

Turner Originals – Exhibition Private Views – January 2021 – date to be confirmed.

J.M.W. Turner Lecture Day

Due to the Coronavirus this lecture day will be rescheduled to a later date in the year. Please watch this space for further details.

Turner’s House Trust are delighted to announce that they will be organising a Turner Lecture Day in Twickenham on 11th June 2020. Themes are likely to include Turner at Sandycombe Lodge; Turner and the Arcadian Thames; Turner and Louis-Philippe, Duc de’Orleans; Turner at Petworth House; Turner and Constable and Turner and The Fighting Temeraire. 

Details for yet to be confirmed but if you would like to express an interest in attending  the day please email the House Director at housedirector@turnershouse.org

A little more information is here:

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All families activities have been put on hold until further notice.



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