Turner's House

Turner's House The once-rural Twickenham retreat designed and built by England's foremost painter JMW Turner in 1813, has been carefully restored and is opening 19th July
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JMW Turner RA designed and built Sandycombe Lodge in 1813 as his retreat in once-rural Twickenham. Turner’s House Trust is fundraising to restore the building and to open it to the public in summer 2017. The Trust also plans to offer a broad programme of activities which will draw in many sectors of the public, from young children to those seeking to learn more about art and architecture, or to learn to paint, whatever their age. About the house Sandycombe Lodge is a little-known treasure: here JMW Turner became his own architect, and in 1813 built a picturesque small country villa close to the Thames. Turner entertained his friends at the house, including the architect Sir John Soane, whose influence is visible throughout the building. Sandycombe Lodge was left in trust on the death of its then owner Professor Harold Livermore in 2010 and with the Trust’s objectives in mind, the Trustees commissioned an Options Appraisal with the support of the Architectural Heritage Fund. It is now 200 years since Turner built Sandycombe Lodge, and the house, listed Grade II*, is still almost totally intact but has some unsightly later additions. However it is threatened by damp and decay, is on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register and in need of major conservation. The restoration project The Trust will repair the fabric of the house and restore it to its original appearance, as designed by Turner. Visitors will be able to explore this small but beautiful building, discovering Turner’s ways of working and learning more about his deep love of the river landscape. Everyday life in the house will come entertainingly alive through traditional and digital interpretation. The house will open five days per week, 46 weeks per year and we anticipate 9,200 visitors in the first year. The surviving section of the original garden, which is of great importance to the presentation and character of the house, will also be restored. As well as renewing the planting and reinstating the “grassy mound” revealed in a 1814 illustration, access issues will be addressed with new paths to allow maximum accessibility and where possible include provision for wheelchair users.

Operating as usual

‘Painting is another way of keeping a diary’- #PabloPicassoA new week begins and even though we are locked down, we are ...
01/02/2021

‘Painting is another way of keeping a diary’- #PabloPicasso

A new week begins and even though we are locked down, we are thrilled for 2nd week of the virtual Luminaries talks to begin.

We are forever learning, bringing much positivity to our knowledge. Have a cup of tea and enjoy the upcoming talks. From Turner house have a good week!

After hearing from the wonderful Catherine Parry-Wingfield on Thursday, we are excited to present another beautiful shor...
30/01/2021

After hearing from the wonderful Catherine Parry-Wingfield on Thursday, we are excited to present another beautiful short clip where she tells us more about a particular piece of furniture at Sandycombe Lodge https://youtu.be/P-yMo3ArkdU

Lots more to learn in the upcoming weeks #staytuned

Don't forget to tune in at 7pm for today's luminary talk. Join Dr. Marion Harney telling us about ‘Alexander Pope: The p...
29/01/2021

Don't forget to tune in at 7pm for today's luminary talk. Join Dr. Marion Harney telling us about ‘Alexander Pope: The poet and the poetic landscape’ Pope's Grotto Preservation TrustTune in next week on the Wed 3rd February for the next talk from @Chiswick_House!

https://popesgrotto.org.uk/luminaries/

On the second talk of #Thames Luminaries, we are thrilled to announce that today at 7pm we will hear from Catherine Parr...
28/01/2021

On the second talk of #Thames Luminaries, we are thrilled to announce that today at 7pm we will hear from Catherine Parry-Wingfield about ‘A painter’s garden: J.M.W. Turner and the grounds of Sandycombe Lodge’

In tomorrow’s talk Dr Marion Harney will discuss Alexander Pope’s poetic landscape. #staytuned @popesgrottopreservationtrust
https://popesgrotto.org.uk/luminaries/

Today marks the First day of the luminary talks! We cannot wait to hear about @hogarthshousechiswick ‘ garden! Join Val ...
27/01/2021

Today marks the First day of the luminary talks! We cannot wait to hear about @hogarthshousechiswick ‘ garden! Join Val Bott tonight at 7pm!

Keep tuned in for the up and coming talks. Tomorrow our Catherine Parry-Wingfield will tell us more about Sandycombe’s garden!
https://popesgrotto.org.uk/luminaries/

#TippleQuiz - In Sandycombe Lodge bedroom we have two small #prints being part of the #illustrations that #JMWTurner did...
26/01/2021

#TippleQuiz - In Sandycombe Lodge bedroom we have two small #prints being part of the #illustrations that #JMWTurner did for Sir Walter Scott’s books. From which #tour did Turner get inspiration for these?

Good Morning from the Team at Turners HouseWe are all artist at heart, let's keep being creative during Lockdown  ‘Light...
25/01/2021

Good Morning from the Team at Turners House

We are all artist at heart, let's keep being creative during Lockdown

‘Light is therefore colour’ -J. M. W Turner

We’re pleased to bring to you a short video where our very own House Director, Ricky Pound, explores the #architecture o...
23/01/2021

We’re pleased to bring to you a short video where our very own House Director, Ricky Pound, explores the #architecture of Turner’s House. Learn about how Sandycombe Lodge's impressive features here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrTFehuZWVA #art #history

Due to the high demand, the number of tickets for each talk has been increased! #Book your place for the #ThamesLuminari...
21/01/2021

Due to the high demand, the number of tickets for each talk has been increased! #Book your place for the #ThamesLuminaries talks now! We will start next week on Wednesday 27th January at 7pm with Val Bott from the garden walls at Hogarth's House.

Stay tuned, as the following day as we hear from Catherine Parry-Wingfield at 7 pm: A painter’s garden: J.M.W. Turner and the grounds of Sandycombe Lodge

For more information and tickets available, visit
https://popesgrotto.org.uk/luminaries/

Become a Friend of Turner’s House! You will #support an important #heritage house and enjoy free entrance and a ad hoc e...
21/01/2021

Become a Friend of Turner’s House! You will #support an important #heritage house and enjoy free entrance and a ad hoc events throughout the year. To learn more about becoming a Friend and supporting Turner’s House, visit https://turnershouse.org/support-us/

It is time for another #TippleQuiz! In 1819-20, where was the most influential #tour that J.M.W Turner took?How many #sk...
19/01/2021

It is time for another #TippleQuiz! In 1819-20, where was the most influential #tour that J.M.W Turner took?
How many #sketchbooks did he create from this tour?

Image from Tate

Over the coming weeks, we will share five short videos that delve in-depth into Turner’s extraordinary life and its infl...
16/01/2021

Over the coming weeks, we will share five short videos that delve in-depth into Turner’s extraordinary life and its influence on the House.

In this week's video, Franny Moyle explores the fascinating stories of Turner’s formative years, in the midst of a bustling and booming London.

To watch, click the link in our bio or the link here: https://youtu.be/MgCVzCmI1U8

Exciting news! Our next virtual Luminaries talks begin on 27th January featuring 9 local heritage houses, including us! ...
14/01/2021

Exciting news! Our next virtual Luminaries talks begin on 27th January featuring 9 local heritage houses, including us! Look out for a special talk on Turner’s garden!

All info & tickets available at https://popesgrotto.org.uk/luminaries/

#museum #history #art #heritage

New year, new membership? Why not join one of our membership circles & support us as an independent charity? You can rec...
13/01/2021

New year, new membership? Why not join one of our membership circles & support us as an independent charity? You can receive exclusive benefits & invitations to special events, including free entry when we reopen! All details available at https://turnershouse.org/support-us/
#newyear2021

Let's start this #NewYear's #TippleQuiz with probably the most asked question on Sandycombe Lodge.There are two doors in...
12/01/2021

Let's start this #NewYear's #TippleQuiz with probably the most asked question on Sandycombe Lodge.
There are two doors in the bedroom. Can you imagine why?
Tell us your answer in the comments!

As a third lockdown is keeping us at #home, #AmazingEvents are planned to release the pressure! A new series of #Luminar...
06/01/2021

As a third lockdown is keeping us at #home, #AmazingEvents are planned to release the pressure! A new series of #Luminaries talks will start from Wed January 27, from the garden walls at @HogarthsHouse

For more information on this and more talks:
https://popesgrotto.org.uk/luminaries/

Today we might think of #BoxingDay as a day for sport and enjoying food leftovers, but did you know the name originated ...
26/12/2020

Today we might think of #BoxingDay as a day for sport and enjoying food leftovers, but did you know the name originated from a time when gifts were boxed-up and given to the poor as a bit of #Christmas #kindness?

Today we might think of #BoxingDay as a day for sport and enjoying food leftovers, but did you know the name originated ...
26/12/2020

Today we might think of #BoxingDay as a day for sport and enjoying food leftovers, but did you know the name originated from a time when gifts were boxed-up and given to the poor as a bit of #Christmas #kindness?

#MerryChristmas from everyone at Turner’s House! We hope you are all having a wonderful day however you choose to spend ...
25/12/2020

#MerryChristmas from everyone at Turner’s House!

We hope you are all having a wonderful day however you choose to spend today & we look forward to welcoming you back to the House in the #NewYear

It’s Christmas tomorrow !!! 🎄#onthisday in 1849 Turner wrote a letter of thanks for the gift of game meat from Hawkeswor...
24/12/2020

It’s Christmas tomorrow !!! 🎄

#onthisday in 1849 Turner wrote a letter of thanks for the gift of game meat from Hawkesworth on Christmas Eve.

However you are dining tomorrow for your #Christmas celebrations, we hope you all have a splendid day!

2  Days till Christmas!!! 🎄We are all excited for #christmas in two days’ time but we also look forward to welcoming you...
23/12/2020

2 Days till Christmas!!! 🎄

We are all excited for #christmas in two days’ time but we also look forward to welcoming you back to Turner’s House in the #newyear on 4th February - not too long to wait! We have lots of exciting things planned for you! :)

Turner sometimes had guests stay at Sandycombe Lodge. What was the name of the group/society of friends that Turner invi...
22/12/2020

Turner sometimes had guests stay at Sandycombe Lodge. What was the name of the group/society of friends that Turner invited to stay?

#pubquiz #turnerstipple #lunchtimequiz

4 days till Christmas!🎄What are you planning to have for your Christmas dinner?  Food played an important part in Georgi...
21/12/2020

4 days till Christmas!🎄

What are you planning to have for your Christmas dinner?

Food played an important part in Georgian #Christmas.

Christmas parties meant that a tremendous amount of food had to be made. Pre-prepared food that could be served cold was very popular. 🥘

In the #Georgian Period a fire was the centre piece of Christmas. The Yule log was chosen on Christmas Eve and wrapped i...
20/12/2020

In the #Georgian Period a fire was the centre piece of Christmas. The Yule log was chosen on Christmas Eve and wrapped in hazel twigs before being burned in the fireplace as long as possible through Christmas.

The tradition was to keep piece of the log to light at the next #Christmas 🎄

5 Days left till Christmas!!🎄
20/12/2020

5 Days left till Christmas!!🎄

Today marks the Anniversary of #Turner death in 1851 . In which he passed in his Chelsea Home.When he died he bequeathed...
19/12/2020

Today marks the Anniversary of #Turner death in 1851 . In which he passed in his Chelsea Home.

When he died he bequeathed to the nation a large number of his paintings. In which are now mostly housed at the #Tate

7 Days till Christmas!!! 🎄Georgian Mince pies were originally made from ox tongue and other meat, with fruit and spices....
18/12/2020

7 Days till Christmas!!! 🎄

Georgian Mince pies were originally made from ox tongue and other meat, with fruit and spices.

The traditional meat filling fell out of fashion in the late 1800s, with fruits, suet and spices taking over as the main ingredients.

We have some amazing #talks coming up in January!After the #success from the previous talks, Thames Luminaries will be h...
17/12/2020

We have some amazing #talks coming up in January!

After the #success from the previous talks, Thames Luminaries will be hosting more heritage venues from the 27th January up to 12th February.

See the link below for more information:
https://popesgrotto.org.uk/luminaries/

9 Days till Christmas!!! 🎄Memberships are a great way to #experience Turner's House and much more , including special ta...
16/12/2020

9 Days till Christmas!!! 🎄

Memberships are a great way to #experience Turner's House and much more , including special talks, events, end, most importantly, the feeling of supporting our heritage!

Treat someone for Christmas with a TH's membership:
https://turnershouse.org/support-us/

10 Days till Christmas!!! 🎄#Gingerbread was a staple of the Georgian Christmas table, and remains so in many cultures to...
15/12/2020

10 Days till Christmas!!! 🎄

#Gingerbread was a staple of the Georgian Christmas table, and remains so in many cultures today.

#Georgian period gingerbread was darker and thick with treacle. It was originally associated with feasting because the spices were expensive, although the ginger itself was not nearly as pricey as many of the other spices which could be included.

11  Days till Christmas!!! 🎄#FunFact:  Georgian #ChristmasDecorations, including holly and evergreens, were only  brough...
14/12/2020

11 Days till Christmas!!! 🎄

#FunFact: Georgian #ChristmasDecorations, including holly and evergreens, were only brought into the homes on Christmas Eve as it was viewed as unlucky to bring them indoors before then.

12 Day countdown till  Christmas 🎄!!!Did you know that in the early #Georgian period Christmas ran from the 6th December...
13/12/2020

12 Day countdown till Christmas 🎄!!!

Did you know that in the early #Georgian period Christmas ran from the 6th December up to the 6th January?

It was tradition for friends to exchange gifts to mark the beginning of the Christmas season.

#ThankYou to all of you who could donated to our #TheBigGive campaign! We have raised a total of £7,246 and every donati...
10/12/2020

#ThankYou to all of you who could donated to our #TheBigGive campaign! We have raised a total of £7,246 and every donation, however big or small, made a huge difference. We are ready to work with our partners to spread #art and #gardening for the local #wellbeing!

Turner’s House #BigGive #ChristmasChallenge2020 week is now over! Thank you so much to everyone that took part and to al...
08/12/2020

Turner’s House #BigGive #ChristmasChallenge2020 week is now over! Thank you so much to everyone that took part and to all the wonderful donations. The total raised this week was £7,246! We couldn't have done it without you.
Richmond Borough Mind Age UK Richmond upon Thames

Thank you  so much for all your donations to our #TheBigGive campaign this week, funding our programme of art & gardenin...
08/12/2020

Thank you so much for all your donations to our #TheBigGive campaign this week, funding our programme of art & gardening workshops for the elderly and adults receiving #mental health support. Last chance to donate before noon today at https://donate.thebiggive.org.uk/campaign/a051r00001ePnyWAAS when #ChristmasChallenge20 ends #thankyou

Richmond Borough Mind Age UK Richmond upon Thames

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Wishing all at Turner's House a very happy birthday! System Five, a 4energy group company, were members of the team that worked on this fascinating restoration project led by conservation architect Gary Butler of Butler & Hegarty Architects and Glevum Consulting and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund
Very good restoration of Turner's house in Twickenham, though it's environs have changed somewhat from his time here in the early 1800's
My first visit to the beautifully restored Turner's House