Turner's House Twickenham: Sandycombe Lodge

The entrance to Turner's House. Image courtesy of Turner's House.
Designed and lived in by the landscape artist J.M.W. Turner, this exquisite Regency villa is Turner's largest piece of art.


The great painter J.M.W. Turner designed Sandycombe Lodge (Turner’s House) for his own use as a quiet, domestic retreat from the London art world.

The house was built in 1813 and until Turner sold it in 1826, it also provided a home for his father, "old dad", who tended the large garden and kept house. The nearby Thames inspired many of his most beautiful paintings, as well as providing him with pleasurable opportunities to fish with his friends.

The architecture of this little building is quirky, reflecting Turner’s own designs but also the influence of his good friend, the architect John Soane. Turner made many sketches before finally arriving at his final design, and these are now brought together in single facsimile sketchbook presented inside the villa.

Extensive conservation of Sandycombe Lodge took place in 2016-17. Today, this beautiful property provides a tantalising glimpse into a rural Regency retreat enjoyed by both father and son.

Prices and opening times

Child Ticket £3.00 per ticket
Family Ticket £17.00 per ticket
Adult Ticket £7.00 to £8.00 per ticket

Price per adult for the self-guided tour between 12 and 1pm is £7.00 per person.

All guided tours at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm are £8.00 per person.

Opening Times

Turner's House are open Wednesday to Sunday: 12pm to 4pm

Self-guided visit: 12pm to 1pm

Guided tours: 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

Venue Details & Map

Turner's House Twickenham: Sandycombe Lodge

40 Sandycoombe Road
St Margarets
+ 44 (0)20 8892 5485
Public transport:
St Margarets station: five-minute walk Richmond Overground and Tube Stations: 30-minute walk or various buses Twickenham Station: 20-minute walk or bus from the high street

Facilities & Accessibility

Access Inside Building Facilities
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Steps within building
Access into the Building
Ramps from parking area to entrance
Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Bathrooms available with emergency call system
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Information available in large print
Menus available in large print
Accessible Parking Facilities
Blue badge parking available
Designated disabled parking available within fifty metres of main entrance
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Level access, ramp or lift to the lounge
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Additional Accessible Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to garden
Level access, ramp or lift to information point
Attraction Facilities
Gift shop
Public toilets
Booking Facilities
Group bookings accepted
Payment Facilities
Group rates available

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