Historic House:Turner's House at Sandycombe Lodge

Turner's House

Turner's House

Historic House

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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: info@turnershouse.org. 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 to public) Educational Activities only
Wednesday-Sunday: 12 –1pm: Self-guided visits, and 1.00 to 4.00pm guided tours at 1.00, 2.00 and 3.00pm

Self-Guided Tours: 12am-1pm.
Guided Tours 1-4pm. Tours will last around 45 minutes.
Private group tours: 10-12 visitors; please email info@turnershouse.org
Connoisseur Tours: (for groups with an interest in art, architecture and conservation) - £120 for up to 10 visitors per tour. These are led by experienced guides from the team on the house and its conservation. To book a connoisseur tour please email info@turnershouse.org for availability.


Adult 12.00-1.00pm self-guided £7.00
Adult 1, 2 and 3pm guided tour £8.00
Family (2 adults + 2 children) £17.00
Child £3.00


See location of Sandycombe Lodge on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

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.