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Turner’s House

Type:Historic House / Palace

40 Sandycoombe Road, TWICKENHAM, TW1 2LR

Tel: 020 8892 5485

Turner’s House


 Sandycombe Lodge was built by 1813 to the designs of England’s great landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner; working here as his own architect to create a quiet retreat for himself, away from the pressures of the London art world. It also provided a home for his father, old William, in retirement from his trade as a barber and wigmaker in Covent Garden. The house, situated in once rural Twickenham, and previously on the Heritage at Risk register, is now open to the public following its careful conservation. Visitors to Turner’s House can expect to learn more of the artist’s life in the area, how he was inspired by the local landscape, and the fascinating features of what is arguably, his largest artwork.

Alongside our regular opening hours, Turner’s House has an exciting programme of activity which includes events for families, adult workshops and in-depth talks.


PLEASE NOTE: We have one parking space for disabled badge holders only, which must be booked in advance by emailing

Within the house, only the ground floor drawing room 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.

Please note: Sandycombe Lodge is on a quiet residential street –  please respect our neighbours, when entering and leaving the property. We also do not allow food and drink of any kind inside the property. This is to protect our interiors.

Special exhibition:
Miniature Lands of Myth and Memory
J.M.W. Turner’s designs for Sir Walter Scott’s ‘Poetical Works’ and’ Life of Napoleon Buonaparte’.
Free with paid entry.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
(5-15 years)£3.00 per ticket
2 adults & 2 children£17.00 per ticket
Adult at 1, 2 and 3pm£8.00 per ticket
Adult at 12pm (free flow)£7.00 per ticket
under 5's freeFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - One space, for disabled badge holders only which must be pre-booked.
  • Wheelchair user accessible - Ground floor sitting room, toilet, and garden only.

Establishment Features

  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages - Summary material printed in some foreign languages, see website for details.
  • Toilets - Disabled access visitor toilet on site.

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - Nearby Marble Hill Park, or Old Deer Park have parking facilities.

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - We advise to allow an hour for a visit. If taking a guided tour, they last approx.. 45 mins.
  • Booking essential - Booking not essential but advised, as we have limited numbers permitted in the house at once.
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 12
  • Min group size - 10
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun - Various programmed activities – see website for details.
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth


Map & Directions

Road Directions

 As this is a residential area, we advise avoiding travel by car where possible. There is no parking on Sandycoombe Road.

Public Transport Directions

By Train Mainline & Overground/Underground (District Line) trains all run to Richmond station. Frequent trains also run to St Margaret’s train station, which is a short walk away.

By Bus From Richmond station, the H37 stops at Sandycoombe Road. Frequent services also run on the 490/H22/R70/R68 where you should alight at Marble Hill Park/Crown Rd stop, it is then a 4 min walk.

On Foot From Richmond, it is just over a mile to walk; take the tow path which leads you into Marble Hill Park.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2019 Tourism South East Member 2019 2019

Opening Times

2019 (1 Feb 2019 - 6 Dec 2019)
Wednesday - Sunday12:00 - 16:00

* 12-1pm- Self guided
1,2 and 3pm- Guided tour led

Booking recommended:

Turner’s House is closed on Bank Holiday Mondays

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