Ramsgate, J M W Turner c. 1824, Tate Britain
Turner’s House at Sandycombe Lodge is a heritage site of local and international importance, a rural retreat built for the great British landscape artist J M W Turner during Regency times, here in Twickenham.
It is also the venue of important exhibitions of Turner’s work, such as ‘Turner’s English Coasts’, a collection of his maritime paintings currently on loan from Tate Britain. The exhibition opened on 22nd May 2021.
The house was designed by Turner with the help of his great friend, the renowned architect John Soane. It is located close to Marble Hill and the River Thames, which was the inspiration for many of Turner’s most beautiful paintings.
In recent years Sandycombe Lodge has been extensively restored to Turner’s original design. Visitors can enjoy tours of the house, as well as the garden with nearly 150 different species of plants, including scores of different flowers in the wildflower lawn.
Special events this summer include late openings of ‘Turner’s English Coasts’ exhibition in June, July and August. Booking is essential.
Also this summer –
A tour of the exhibition with House Director, Ricky Pound, on 18th August (Tickets sold out)
An exploration of the techniques behind Turner’s artworks at 12 midday on Wednesday, 1st September, with Learning Officer Rita Piglionica.
Tickets for this event are priced at £12.00 and booking is essential.
You can find out more about ‘Turner’s English Coasts’ exhibition and these special summer events here – https://turnershouse.org/whats-on/
Places for each of these events are limited. To avoid disappointment, early booking is strongly recommended.
Turner’s House, Sandycombe Lodge, 40 Sandycoombe Road,
Twickenham TW1 2LR
For more information, please visit https://turnershouse.org/