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16 October 2019Private ‘Connoisseur’ visit to Turner’s House (Sandycombe Lodge), Twickenham
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Private ‘Connoisseur’ visit to Turner’s House (Sandycombe Lodge), Twickenham

Wednesday 16 October 2019

This Visit is now sold out. If you wish to be placed on the waitlist, please contact

Sandycombe Lodge was built by 1813 to the designs of England’s great landscape painter, JMW 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. With old William’s declining health and changes in his own life, Turner sold the house in 1826.

Our connoisseur tour provides a detailed account of the history and architecture of Turner’s largest work of art, the artist’s time here, the restoration project and process of conservation. The tour is led by a Trustee with historical background and a thorough knowledge of the house and its history. 

Cost -  £12 per person. The booking form can be downloaded here.