Turner's House, Twickenham

Turner's House Front exterior

In 1813 England's great landscape painter J.M.W Turner built a small villa, Sandycombe Lodge, on a large plot near the Thames at Twickenham. Here, the painter became an architect. With the help of Heritage Lottery funding, Sandycombe Lodge has been carefully restored to allow visitors to experience Turner's House as he lived in it, and to reflect on his relationship with the beautiful local landscape.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Opening hours

Wednesday-Sunday: Self-guided visits 10 –1pm, and Guided Tours at 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

Admission charges

Adult – £6.00

Child (5-15yrs) – £3.00

Under 5’s – Free

Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) – £15.00

Getting there

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: there is no parking at the house and a residents’ permit is required in all nearby streets.

Additional info

We advise pre-booking your visit, which you can do via our website; www.turnershouse.org.
Visitors with mobility please be aware the property has two flights of stairs. Only the sitting room on the ground floor and the garden are fully wheelchair accessible, and we have a disabled access toilet. We have a virtual tour available for those who are unable to use the stairs.
We have a disabled visitor car parking space which must be pre-booked by emailing info@turnershouse.org.
There is no general visitor parking at the property or on Sandycoombe Road, however there is parking at nearby Marble hill park. Please see our website for travel guidance, we are well served by public transport from both Richmond and Central London.

As part of his bequest to Turner’s House Trust Prof. Harold Livermore left a large collection of watercolours, prints, drawings – and a few oil paintings - which are of great value in interpreting Turner’s own work and contemporary art and literature.

The collection of prints, oil and watercolour paintings and drawings that formed the Livermore Bequest are of great value in interpreting Turner’s own work and that of his contemporaries, and in relating to early l9th century visual culture and its links to literature.

Many of the prints are after Turner’s work, and he was closely involved in their production, using the potential of this medium to the full. The important coloured drawing by William Havell of Sandycombe Lodge shortly after it was built is a significant element of the collection.

A complete set of the engravings for Thames Scenery (75 in original stitched wrappers), the publication for which this work was made, has been generously donated, which highlights the significance of the landscape and buildings along the river at Richmond and Twickenham, a source of inspiration to Turner and to many other artists. A number of books on Turner and his contemporaries were included in the bequest, and this will be increased as a useful source of reference for study by visitors.

The set of 22 drawings by George Chinnery of Macaon villagers, acquired because of Professor Livermore’s academic background in Portuguese studies, presents an unusual and interesting aspect of early l9th century art, extending the range of the collection’s appeal.

Collection details

Fine Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • JMW Turner

Getting there

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: there is no parking at the house and a residents’ permit is required in all nearby streets.

Turner's House, Twickenham
40 Sandycoombe Road
Twickenham
London
TW1 2LR
England

Website

www.turnershouse.org

E-mail

info@turnershouse.org

Telephone

+44 (0) 20 8892 5485

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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