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About

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, Turner's House looks forward to welcoming visitors and sharing the many stories that have emerged.

One car park space for disabled badge holders is available, by booking only, please email Turner's House.  

A virtual tour of the whole house is available for those unable to access the upper and lower floors by stairs.

 

 

Guided Tours:

Turner’s House offers connoisseurs and private guided tours for up to 12 people.

Please email  info@turnershouse.org for further information.

 

Please be aware that there is no storage space for bags. Therefore, it's recommended that visitors refrain from bringing large bags and backpacks with them.

Please, do not wear stiletto heels.

 

Accessibility

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

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£8.00 per adult
Child (3-15 years old)£3.00 per child
Family (2 adults + 2 children)£17.00 per family

If you are a UK taxpayer, we would be grateful if you would make a 10% donation on admission prices, which will allow us to claim back 25% from the Government on the full payable amount. When booking, please click the Gift Aid box if eligible.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available - Only first floor available.

Booking & Payment Details

  • Advance booking essential

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Guided tours for groups

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By car:

As this is a residential area, we advise avoiding travel by car where possible. There is no parking on Sandycoombe Road or Turner’s House premises. Alternatively, volunteers and visitors can park in Marble Hill Car Park for £2.50 up to 2 hours.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Disabled visitors with a Blue Badge can park at the house, but the single place should be booked in advance by emailing info@turnershouse.org

Within the house, only the ground floor is fully accessible for visitors with mobility issues. Our garden, and our toilet are also fully wheelchair accessible. We have a virtual tour available via our tablet, so other rooms and objects can be explored digitally.

Public Transport Directions

On foot:

From Richmond cross the bridge and walk on Richmond Rd, continuing on St Margarets Rd, for a half mile. You will find Sandycoombe Rd on the left. If you prefer a more panoramic walk (similar to Turner’s footsteps), take the riverside tow path after Richmond bridge which leads you into Marble Hill Park, cross the park towards the Richmond Road’s gate and you will find Sandycoombe Rd at the traffic lights across the road. It is then a 3 minute walk.

 

By train:

Mainline & Overground/Underground (District Line) trains all run to Richmond station. The nearest train station is St Margarets, a short walk away.

 

By bus:

From Richmond station, the H37 and 110 stop at Sandycoombe Road. Frequent services also run on the 33/490 /R70/R68 where you should alight at Marble Hill Park/Crown Rd stop. It is then a 3 minute walk.

Turner's House

Type:Historic House

Sandycombe Lodge, 40 Sandycoombe Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 2LR

Tel: 020 8892 5485

Opening Times

Season (1 Feb 2023 - 2 July 2023)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Sunday12:00 - 16:00

* Tickets will be divided into for self-lead tours (at 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, and 15:00) and guided tours (at 12:30, 13:30, and 14:30 – when guide is available).

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