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.

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We reopen soon! Don’t forget to book your ticket for our new exhibition, Turner’s English Coats. We can’t wait to bring ...
11/05/2021

We reopen soon! Don’t forget to book your ticket for our new exhibition, Turner’s English Coats. We can’t wait to bring Turner’s story alive again. Book your ticket here: https://turnershouse.org/visit-us/ #turner #jmwturner #arthistory #history #art

We reopen soon! Don’t forget to book your ticket for our new exhibition, Turner’s English Coats. We can’t wait to bring Turner’s story alive again. Book your ticket here: https://turnershouse.org/visit-us/ #turner #jmwturner #arthistory #history #art

Today marks the beginning of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. This year’s theme is Nature. If you have the chance, take some ...
10/05/2021

Today marks the beginning of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. This year’s theme is Nature. If you have the chance, take some time with yourself and your loved ones to #ConnectWithNature #mondaymotivation #mondaythoughts

Today marks the beginning of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. This year’s theme is Nature. If you have the chance, take some time with yourself and your loved ones to #ConnectWithNature #mondaymotivation #mondaythoughts

Did you know that Turner’s father Old Dad had a hairdressing business? This wasn’t a good day for him #onthisday in 1795...
08/05/2021

Did you know that Turner’s father Old Dad had a hairdressing business? This wasn’t a good day for him #onthisday in 1795 when a tax on hair powder was introduced, having a big impact on Turner’s father’s #hairdressing business.

#funfact #factoftheday #jmwturner #turnershouse

Did you know that Turner’s father Old Dad had a hairdressing business? This wasn’t a good day for him #onthisday in 1795 when a tax on hair powder was introduced, having a big impact on Turner’s father’s #hairdressing business.

#funfact #factoftheday #jmwturner #turnershouse

Join  local artist Sasa Marinkov on Tues 25th May for an Adult Printmaking Workshop! Inspired by Turner’s work & local T...
07/05/2021

Join local artist Sasa Marinkov on Tues 25th May for an Adult Printmaking Workshop!

Inspired by Turner’s work & local Thames scenery to create your very own monoprints! We can’t wait & hope you can join us!

Visit: https://turnershouse.org/whats-on/ #art #london #artistonTwitter

Join local artist Sasa Marinkov on Tues 25th May for an Adult Printmaking Workshop!

Inspired by Turner’s work & local Thames scenery to create your very own monoprints! We can’t wait & hope you can join us!

Visit: https://turnershouse.org/whats-on/ #art #london #artistonTwitter

Turner’s House helps the local community to engage with arts and heritage.  It is a jewel in Twickenham’s crown.  Help u...
05/05/2021

Turner’s House helps the local community to engage with arts and heritage. It is a jewel in Twickenham’s crown. Help us to continue our work by donating or becoming a member today: https://turnershouse.org/support-us/

Turner’s House helps the local community to engage with arts and heritage. It is a jewel in Twickenham’s crown. Help us to continue our work by donating or becoming a member today: https://turnershouse.org/support-us/

We hope you are enjoying the national #bankholiday today! A great way to begin the week! Let us know what you are doing ...
03/05/2021

We hope you are enjoying the national #bankholiday today! A great way to begin the week! Let us know what you are doing today! If you are busy planning your next outings, we can’t wait to see you at our next #exhibition! #mondaymotivation #mondaythoughts

https://turnershouse.org/whats-on/

We hope you are enjoying the national #bankholiday today! A great way to begin the week! Let us know what you are doing today! If you are busy planning your next outings, we can’t wait to see you at our next #exhibition! #mondaymotivation #mondaythoughts

https://turnershouse.org/whats-on/

Check out our #exciting #events and #workshops to explore #Turner in a different way! We will start with an exciting #Pr...
30/04/2021

Check out our #exciting #events and #workshops to explore #Turner in a different way! We will start with an exciting #PrintmakingWorkshop on Tue 25 May! This and other exciting events are on https://turnershouse.org/whats-on/

Check out our #exciting #events and #workshops to explore #Turner in a different way! We will start with an exciting #PrintmakingWorkshop on Tue 25 May! This and other exciting events are on https://turnershouse.org/whats-on/

The month of May will bring an exciting new exhibition at Sandycombe Lodge, hosting Turner’s marine and coastal watercol...
29/04/2021

The month of May will bring an exciting new exhibition at Sandycombe Lodge, hosting Turner’s marine and coastal watercolours and engravings. From 22 May to 5 September, book here to enjoy these works of art: http://ow.ly/Q2Ix50EwZQX

#art #arthistory #turner #jmwturner

The month of May will bring an exciting new exhibition at Sandycombe Lodge, hosting Turner’s marine and coastal watercolours and engravings. From 22 May to 5 September, book here to enjoy these works of art: http://ow.ly/Q2Ix50EwZQX

#art #arthistory #turner #jmwturner

Thank you for joining and supporting us at Turner’s House! Yesterday was the last of the talks, but we’re excited for wh...
28/04/2021

Thank you for joining and supporting us at Turner’s House! Yesterday was the last of the talks, but we’re excited for what the summer has to bring. Look out for our new exhibition and upcoming events: https://turnershouse.org/whats-on/

Paul Mellon Centre #PMCsupports #art #artist #turnershouse #jmwturner #arthistory #academia #academiclife #masterpainter #london #museum #Britishmuseum #Twickenham #Londonlife #heritage #virtualtalk

Thank you for joining and supporting us at Turner’s House! Yesterday was the last of the talks, but we’re excited for what the summer has to bring. Look out for our new exhibition and upcoming events: https://turnershouse.org/whats-on/

Paul Mellon Centre #PMCsupports #art #artist #turnershouse #jmwturner #arthistory #academia #academiclife #masterpainter #london #museum #Britishmuseum #Twickenham #Londonlife #heritage #virtualtalk

As we are looking forward to #reopen the house, we have also organised some #exciting #events and #workshops to explore ...
26/04/2021

As we are looking forward to #reopen the house, we have also organised some #exciting #events and #workshops to explore #Turner in a different way! Why don't you #JoinUs for a #PrintmakingWorkshop on Tue 25 May? This and other exciting events are on https://turnershouse.org/whats-on/

As we are looking forward to #reopen the house, we have also organised some #exciting #events and #workshops to explore #Turner in a different way! Why don't you #JoinUs for a #PrintmakingWorkshop on Tue 25 May? This and other exciting events are on https://turnershouse.org/whats-on/

Every week is a way to express ourselves. Saying something through paint is a great medium if we cannot say them with wo...
26/04/2021

Every week is a way to express ourselves. Saying something through paint is a great medium if we cannot say them with words.
“It doesn’t matter how the paint is put on, as long as something is said.” – Jackson Pollock

Bringing artwork to life through any way you wish #art #quoteoftheday #mondaymotivation

Every week is a way to express ourselves. Saying something through paint is a great medium if we cannot say them with words.
“It doesn’t matter how the paint is put on, as long as something is said.” – Jackson Pollock

Bringing artwork to life through any way you wish #art #quoteoftheday #mondaymotivation

Turner used to say that he was born #onthisday in 1775. Might it be for the link with #StGeorge, or #Shakespeare? Certai...
23/04/2021

Turner used to say that he was born #onthisday in 1775. Might it be for the link with #StGeorge, or #Shakespeare? Certainly, he was born at 21 Maiden Lane in Covent Garden.

#funfact #factoftheday

Turner used to say that he was born #onthisday in 1775. Might it be for the link with #StGeorge, or #Shakespeare? Certainly, he was born at 21 Maiden Lane in Covent Garden.

#funfact #factoftheday

Turner’s House is a visible reminder of the creativity and passion of J.M.W Turner. Help us preserve it for the generati...
21/04/2021

Turner’s House is a visible reminder of the creativity and passion of J.M.W Turner. Help us preserve it for the generations to come.

Donate or become a member today: https://turnershouse.org/support-us/

#London #Twickenham #Art

Turner’s House is a visible reminder of the creativity and passion of J.M.W Turner. Help us preserve it for the generations to come.

Donate or become a member today: https://turnershouse.org/support-us/

#London #Twickenham #Art

A great quote to consider as  we look ahead to the opening of our new exhibition in May!  We hope the exhibition will ev...
19/04/2021

A great quote to consider as we look ahead to the opening of our new exhibition in May! We hope the exhibition will evoke numerous thoughts and emotions for you to ponder on.

Book here: https://turnershouse.org/booking/

#mondaymotivation #quoteoftheday #mondaymorning

A great quote to consider as we look ahead to the opening of our new exhibition in May! We hope the exhibition will evoke numerous thoughts and emotions for you to ponder on.

Book here: https://turnershouse.org/booking/

#mondaymotivation #quoteoftheday #mondaymorning

#OnThisDay in 1793, #Turner and four other students were invited to make a #drawing at the #SocietyoftheArts to prove th...
17/04/2021

#OnThisDay in 1793, #Turner and four other students were invited to make a #drawing at the #SocietyoftheArts to prove their abilities. All are successful and awarded a medal: the Great Silver Palette. #funfact #arthistory #jmwturner #history #art

#OnThisDay in 1793, #Turner and four other students were invited to make a #drawing at the #SocietyoftheArts to prove their abilities. All are successful and awarded a medal: the Great Silver Palette. #funfact #arthistory #jmwturner #history #art

We cannot wait to welcome you to the new exhibition in May! It consists of eleven Turner watercolours and engravings. Th...
16/04/2021

We cannot wait to welcome you to the new exhibition in May! It consists of eleven Turner watercolours and engravings. They were painted when at his most popular, a pivotal time in Turner’s career during which he lived at Sandycombe Lodge.

#turnershouse #jmwturner #exhibition #spring #art #london

We cannot wait to welcome you to the new exhibition in May! It consists of eleven Turner watercolours and engravings. They were painted when at his most popular, a pivotal time in Turner’s career during which he lived at Sandycombe Lodge.

#turnershouse #jmwturner #exhibition #spring #art #london

Don’t forget our series of talks on Turner’s Sandycombe years! There are two more left on the 20th and 27th of April. Bo...
15/04/2021

Don’t forget our series of talks on Turner’s Sandycombe years! There are two more left on the 20th and 27th of April. Book your ticket at: http://ow.ly/jE5b50Em4jo so you don’t miss out!

#turner #art #history #arthistory #talks

Don’t forget our series of talks on Turner’s Sandycombe years! There are two more left on the 20th and 27th of April. Book your ticket at: http://ow.ly/jE5b50Em4jo so you don’t miss out!

#turner #art #history #arthistory #talks

Did you know there are 3 different tiers to support Turner’s House? Our Circle Memberships help keep Turner’s House open...
14/04/2021

Did you know there are 3 different tiers to support Turner’s House? Our Circle Memberships help keep Turner’s House open to the public and keep our artistic and heritage programmes running. Explore them here: https://turnershouse.org/support-us/ #discoverrichmond #turner #arthistory #heritage

Did you know there are 3 different tiers to support Turner’s House? Our Circle Memberships help keep Turner’s House open to the public and keep our artistic and heritage programmes running. Explore them here: https://turnershouse.org/support-us/ #discoverrichmond #turner #arthistory #heritage

It's time for another Turner's Tuesday Tipple Quiz! Was there ever an object in the stair niche and if so, what might it...
13/04/2021

It's time for another Turner's Tuesday Tipple Quiz! Was there ever an object in the stair niche and if so, what might it have been? Was it a bust of Apollo, a potted plant, or a tea set? Let us know what you think! #quiz #jmwturner #art #arthistory #history

It's time for another Turner's Tuesday Tipple Quiz! Was there ever an object in the stair niche and if so, what might it have been? Was it a bust of Apollo, a potted plant, or a tea set? Let us know what you think! #quiz #jmwturner #art #arthistory #history

Despite this morning's snow, the weather’s getting warmer and it’s starting to feel more like #Spring every day. It’s a ...
12/04/2021

Despite this morning's snow, the weather’s getting warmer and it’s starting to feel more like #Spring every day. It’s a lovely time to find #inspiration in #nature to create beautiful #art - much like #Turner did! #arthistory #painting #sun

Despite this morning's snow, the weather’s getting warmer and it’s starting to feel more like #Spring every day. It’s a lovely time to find #inspiration in #nature to create beautiful #art - much like #Turner did! #arthistory #painting #sun

Due to #PopularDemand, we have decided to extend the period to book tickets for our series of #talks on #JMWTurner! Tick...
08/04/2021

Due to #PopularDemand, we have decided to extend the period to book tickets for our series of #talks on #JMWTurner! Tickets allow you access to all 4 talks and recordings will be available for those who book and missed the first talk! Book you place here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jmw-turners-sandycombe-years-tickets-140971963939

Due to #PopularDemand, we have decided to extend the period to book tickets for our series of #talks on #JMWTurner! Tickets allow you access to all 4 talks and recordings will be available for those who book and missed the first talk! Book you place here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jmw-turners-sandycombe-years-tickets-140971963939

Did you know by joining us as a #friendofturnershouse your support helps us maintain the House as a museum & learning ce...
07/04/2021

Did you know by joining us as a #friendofturnershouse your support helps us maintain the House as a museum & learning centre, plus fulfil the wishes of Professor Livermore (the last owner) to preserve it for all to enjoy!

To join: https://turnershouse.org/support-us/

#art #patron #friend

Did you know by joining us as a #friendofturnershouse your support helps us maintain the House as a museum & learning centre, plus fulfil the wishes of Professor Livermore (the last owner) to preserve it for all to enjoy!

To join: https://turnershouse.org/support-us/

#art #patron #friend

06/04/2021

Please be aware that the cut off time for purchasing tickets for tonight's first talk in the April Zoom series on JMW Turner will be 3pm. Links will be sent out at 4pm so please check your in box and junk box just in case! We look forward to seeing you later!

Good #mondaymorning from Turner’s House! We hope you had a good #Easter weekend! Turner here talks about how, like in ma...
05/04/2021

Good #mondaymorning from Turner’s House! We hope you had a good #Easter weekend! Turner here talks about how, like in many areas of life, creativity takes courage & we couldn’t agree more! What do you think? We hope you have a wonderful week!

#quoteoftheday #mondaymotivation

Good #mondaymorning from Turner’s House! We hope you had a good #Easter weekend! Turner here talks about how, like in many areas of life, creativity takes courage & we couldn’t agree more! What do you think? We hope you have a wonderful week!

#quoteoftheday #mondaymotivation

🥚 HAPPY EASTER 🐰#DidYouKnow the first mention of egg shaped candies came in 1820 from Guglielmo Jarrin, a self described...
04/04/2021

🥚 HAPPY EASTER 🐰

#DidYouKnow the first mention of egg shaped candies came in 1820 from Guglielmo Jarrin, a self described “ornamental confectioner”. Creating these eggs was a difficult business and would have only been attempted by only the most skilled confectioner.

#Easter

🥚 HAPPY EASTER 🐰

#DidYouKnow the first mention of egg shaped candies came in 1820 from Guglielmo Jarrin, a self described “ornamental confectioner”. Creating these eggs was a difficult business and would have only been attempted by only the most skilled confectioner.

#Easter

During #Turner’s times and much like today, ham and lamb were considered the #traditional meats to eat during #Easter lu...
03/04/2021

During #Turner’s times and much like today, ham and lamb were considered the #traditional meats to eat during #Easter lunch.

The lamb was eaten to remember Jesus' sacrifice. Ham was eaten as it is seasonal meat. Farmers would cure the ham during the #winter months, and by #spring it was ready to consume.

During #Turner’s times and much like today, ham and lamb were considered the #traditional meats to eat during #Easter lunch.

The lamb was eaten to remember Jesus' sacrifice. Ham was eaten as it is seasonal meat. Farmers would cure the ham during the #winter months, and by #spring it was ready to consume.

Our first talk given by Andrew Loukes entitled 'Turner’s House of Art: Turner at Petworth' is to be delivered next Tuesd...
01/04/2021

Our first talk given by Andrew Loukes entitled 'Turner’s House of Art: Turner at Petworth' is to be delivered next Tuesday at 7pm!

You still have time to book your tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jmw-turners-sandycombe-years-tickets-140971963939

Our first talk given by Andrew Loukes entitled 'Turner’s House of Art: Turner at Petworth' is to be delivered next Tuesday at 7pm!

You still have time to book your tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jmw-turners-sandycombe-years-tickets-140971963939

#OnThisDay in 1800 George Dance makes a drawing of Turner; one of very few portraits for which Turner is known to have g...
31/03/2021

#OnThisDay in 1800 George Dance makes a drawing of Turner; one of very few portraits for which Turner is known to have given a sitting.

We are fortunate enough to have a print of this portrait within the house!

#OnThisDay in 1800 George Dance makes a drawing of Turner; one of very few portraits for which Turner is known to have given a sitting.

We are fortunate enough to have a print of this portrait within the house!

Today marks the beginning of British Summer Time ☀️. We all hope you changed your clocks last week! There may be chill s...
29/03/2021

Today marks the beginning of British Summer Time ☀️. We all hope you changed your clocks last week!

There may be chill still in the air, but we are excited for our upcoming expert-let talks on J.M.W Turner! There's still plenty more time to grab a ticket. Look out for our promo this week.

#Twickenham #Summer #Art #mondaymotivation

Today marks the beginning of British Summer Time ☀️. We all hope you changed your clocks last week!

There may be chill still in the air, but we are excited for our upcoming expert-let talks on J.M.W Turner! There's still plenty more time to grab a ticket. Look out for our promo this week.

#Twickenham #Summer #Art #mondaymotivation

Did you know? In 1817 Turner visited the battlefield of Waterloo. During this time he filled his sketchbook with drawing...
27/03/2021

Did you know? In 1817 Turner visited the battlefield of Waterloo. During this time he filled his sketchbook with drawings, notes, and sketches of the soldier's uniform in preparation for his awe-inspiring painting of the battlefield.

#history #art #heritage

Did you know? In 1817 Turner visited the battlefield of Waterloo. During this time he filled his sketchbook with drawings, notes, and sketches of the soldier's uniform in preparation for his awe-inspiring painting of the battlefield.

#history #art #heritage

Be excited! Turner's House we will #reopen to the public on Sat 22nd May from 10am! But this is not all! A brand new #ex...
26/03/2021

Be excited! Turner's House we will #reopen to the public on Sat 22nd May from 10am! But this is not all! A brand new #exhibition of Turner's original #artworks will be on! '#Turner's #English #Coasts' will run from May 22 to Sept 5! Get your #tickets now! https://turnershouse.org/visit-us/

Be excited! Turner's House we will #reopen to the public on Sat 22nd May from 10am! But this is not all! A brand new #exhibition of Turner's original #artworks will be on! '#Turner's #English #Coasts' will run from May 22 to Sept 5! Get your #tickets now! https://turnershouse.org/visit-us/

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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