What’s on at Sandycombe Lodge

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Events at Turner’s House

J.M.W. Turner Lecture Day



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:

Hold the date letter copy


Turner inspired Sculpture


Two new sculptures by Turner’s House artist in residence Nicky Carvell are now in place in the garden at Turner’s House and in the house. both works are a result of a six-month residency , culminating in a contemporary response to Turner’s work in modern materials and continues the house’s artistic heritage.

Those that look closely will see several recognisable elements from the house and garden including the neo-classical carpet, the laylight and marble chimneypieces. The curves of the sculpture represents the curves of the house, whilst the plinth bases symbolises the eye.


Take Over Day

23rd November 2019 – 10am-1pm

drop in  – included in general admission

What do the people working in a heritage house do? Join our Museum Take Over day to learn more about jobs in museums. Help us in cleaning and packing objects, make an inventory of our collection and go on a treasure hunt to find bugs who might damage the collection!

For more info email: earning@turnershouse.org


Christmas Cards Printmaking

7th December 2019 – 10am-12pm

drop in – included in general admission

Who will you send your Christmas card this year? Join us and get inspired by the house the painter J.M.W. Turner lived in, and experiment with different printmaking techniques to make your own cards to send to the people you love!

For more info email: learning@turnershouse.org


Wreathmaking and Christmas decorations inspired by nature

3rd December 2019 – 10am-4pm

booking required – £50 lunch included



Come and get inspired by nature to make your personalized wreath and Christmas decorations. Join us and enjoy a day of learning, making and chatting, where you can meet new people, get inspired by Turner’s House’s garden and learn more about Christmas in the Georgian era.

WreathMaking Workshop Programme

All material and lunch are provided. For more info learning@turnershouse.org

10 Minute Talks at Turner’s House

Porcelain and Willow Pattern

Porcelain and willow pattern

Launched in 2018, in 2019 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.

Turner the Fisherman – 7th November

Turner’s Women – 5th December

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

We will be running Turner and £20 note related events which will be listed here in due course – stay tuned!