What’s on at Sandycombe Lodge

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Upcoming events:


In the footsteps of JMW Turner

 14th Oct

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

Join Catherine Parry-Wingfield, Turner’s House Trust’s chairman, on a walk from Sandycombe Lodge, the painter’s country retreat, across parkland and along the Thames towpath to the top of Richmond Hill.  Along the way we stop to discuss  Turner’s paintings which this still-beautiful area inspired two hundred years ago.

This walk will be taking place on the following dates/times: 

14th October – 11am 

This is a gentle walk of just over 2 miles, beginning with a brief tour of Sandycombe Lodge and ending with short uphill incline.

Tickets priced at £15.00, booking here.

We have limited spaces, so please book in advance using the link above, or by calling 020 8892 5485 


The Big Draw Festival: Play – Family Activity

Friday 26th October, 10am-1pm

Adults General Admissions £6, Kids go FREE

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Join us to celebrate The Big Draw once again at Turner’s House. This year we’ll be exploring the theme of play with activities based on our intriguing collection of Victorian toys lost by the Beaumont family children at Sandycombe Lodge in the 1850s.

Adults £6, Children go FREE.

Booking is advised.


Student Volunteer Open Morning

Tues 13th November, 10am-1pm

Free, Drop-in

Are you a college or university student interested in volunteering and developing new skills and gaining work experience? Visit us for a free open morning breakfast at Turner’s House to explore the historic house and learn more about volunteering and talk to some of our current volunteers and to talk to staff about careers in the heritage industry.

Please bring your student card to show you are a student.

For more information feel free to contact us via email info@turnershouse.org or call us on 02088925485.


Grow: Gardening and Wellbeing – Adult Workshop

Saturday 17th November, 10am-3pm 

Tickets £45, includes all materials and lunch

Throughout the centuries we have used herbs to enhance our wellbeing: their appearance, scent, flavour and curative properties have the power to lift our mood and have a positive impact on our health. In this workshop a qualified horticulturalist and practising medical herbalist will use the plants that were grown locally in Turner’s time to explore the traditional arts of herb growing and making simple herbal skincare and remedies in the inspiring setting of Turner’s House and garden, with treats for you to take home with you.

Book here

Or get in touch for more information via email to info@turnershouse.org or call us on 02088925485.


Museum Takeover Day – Family Activity 

Saturday 24th November, 10am-1pm

Adults General Admission £6, children FREE

Join us for museum takeover day to explore the things we do to look after historic houses and our collections and get involved with behind the scenes activities at Turner’ House for all ages.

Book here


Christmas Wreath Making – Adult Workshop 

Friday 30th November, 10am-3pm 

Tickets £50, includes lunch and all materials 

Get in the festive spirit by creating your own traditional wreath at Turner’s House and explore the early 19th century house designed by one of Britain’s best loved landscape painters. You will bring home a homemade 12-inch wreath made with a wide variety of natural materials. Lunch, materials and tour of house included price.

Book here

For more information, contact us via telephone 02088925485 or email us on info@turnershouse.org


Christmas at Turner’s House – Family Activity

Saturday 8th December, 10am-1pm

Adults £6 General Admission, children FREE

Join us this Christmas making traditional Christmas decorations for you to take home, in the homely kitchen of Turner’s House in Twickenham, built in 1813. Activities suited to all ages and skill levels.

Book here

Or get in touch for more information via email to info@turnershouse.org or call us on 02088925485

10 Minute -Talks at Turner’s House

New to 2018, we are launching 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.

Tickets: Free with normal ticketed Self-guided visit/Guided Tour (Adults £6, Children aged 5-15 £3)

Booking advised

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