This property is NOT free for HHA Friends
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Turner's House

This property is NOT free for HHA Friends
Sandycombe Lodge, 40 Sandycoombe Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 2LR

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.


In St Margarets, Twickenham. The surrounding streets have residents’-only parking so visitors are requested to use public transport. It’s a five-minute walk from St Margarets railway station, and there are five bus routes from Richmond railway/underground station.

Visitor Opening Times

Sandycombe is currently undergoing an extensive conservation programme and is scheduled to open to the public in early summer 2017, when we look forward to welcoming visitors and sharing the many stories that have emerged. Our website gives a lot of information about this ‘unknown Turner’, including video clips on aspects of conservation. Booking details and visitor information will be put on our website in spring 2017, and also updated here.

Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.

Family Friendly Facilities

Children are welcome and come free, though no special arrangements are made for them.


People with disabilities are welcome, and a number of them have been able to see the ground floor, where there is a toilet. As the property is in its pre-restoration state, however, they have to surmount two steps to the front door, and access to the basement and the first floor is very difficult because of the steep staircases.

Disabled parking may be offered following prior request to

Carers come free.

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