image for Historic House item typeTurner's House at Sandycombe Lodge

Turner's House

Turner's House

Historic House


40 Sandycoombe Road,


JMW Turner, one of England’s greatest painters, fulfilled a little-known aspect of his artistic ambition when he built Sandycombe Lodge near once-rural Twickenham, to his own designs, c. 1813. This small house, used by Turner and his ‘old dad’ as a retreat from the pressures of the London art world, reveals a fascinating side of Turner’s life and art.

Sandycombe has undergone an extensive conservation programme and is open to the public, we look forward to welcoming visitors and sharing the many stories that have emerged.

Our website gives a lot of information about this ‘unknown Turner’, including video clips on aspects of conservation. Booking details and visitor information will be put on our website, and also updated here.

We have one car park space for disabled badge holders, by booking only – email: A virtual tour of the whole house available for those unable to access the upper and lower floors by stairs.

Follow us on social media:
Facebook: @turnerintwickenham
Twitter: @TurnersHouse
Instagram: @turners_house

Accessibility We regret that only the ground floor is accessible to wheelchair users.

Opening details

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed (Educational visit only)
Wednesday: 10am-4pm
Thursday: 10am-4pm
Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Please pre-book a visit! Self-Guided on the hour, 10am-1pm, and Guided Tours are on the hour 1pm-4pm


Adult: £6
Child (5-15yr old): £3
Family: £15
Children under 5: Free



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Map reference: TQ 170740  Lat: 51.45295 Long: -0.31616

By public transport: St Margaret’s Station (trains from Waterloo) is five minutes’ walk away, and the 33, 490, H22, H37, R68 and R70 buses from Richmond stop close by.

Visiting by car is not recommended as this is a residential area. The nearest car park is at Marble Hill Park, 5 minutes walk away.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from St Margarets station


Accessibility We regret that only the ground floor is accessible to wheelchair users.