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Turner's House

40 Sandycoombe Road | Sandycombe Lodge, Twickenham TW1 2LR, England
+44 20 8892 5485
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It is well worth taking a tour rather than just going round by yourself - the guide was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
LondonCyclops
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London
Turner' s House - beautifully restored.

This house is well worth a visit. It has been beautifully restored and is very atmospheric, can... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jennifer19592016
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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In 1813 England's great landscape painter J.M.W Turner built a small villa, Sandycombe Lodge, on a large plot near the Thames at Twickenham. Here, the painter became an architect. Sandycombe Lodge has been carefully restored to allow visitors to experience Turner's House as he lived in it, and to reflect on his relationship with the beautiful local landscape.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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40 Sandycoombe Road | Sandycombe Lodge, Twickenham TW1 2LR, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is well worth taking a tour rather than just going round by yourself - the guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. This is a small house but beautifully restored and an interesting part of Turner's life ( and designed by him). The organisers have made...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This house is well worth a visit. It has been beautifully restored and is very atmospheric, can easily imagine Turner and his Father living there.Take a tour - full of information and the restoration work explained in detail. A big thank you to the donors...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a booked 45 min guided tour (£6) and really enjoyed it; I think we would have got a lot less out of the visit without the guide. Our guide was good and the group only 7. This is a very modest size house so...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

I was really looking forward to seeing the result of the restoration work of J W Turner's house and I was not disappointed. It was fantastic.The work and and attention to detail that has gone into the project showed that people really cared eg the...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

First saw the house in an almost derelict condition a few years ago when funds were being sought for renovations. What an amazing transformation.Such research into its original design,decor and furnishing. So well done,painfully relicated.A sheer delight.A wonderful hour walking through and into the garden.Do...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

Turner's house is lovely and being restored to its former glory. I am on my mission to work my way through all the famous Turners...I thought this one was the house of Tina. but I was not disappointed to learn that it was this painter...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Rescued from oblivion this small villa is minimally furnished but with a few nice and evocative objects. For me the most successful room was the kitchen with the shadowy figure. More of those moving shapes without the speech that accompanies it in the kitchen would...More

1  Thank Enidstephenson
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Fascinating and entertaining tour of this house, designed by and lived in by the great Turner and his old dad. Meticulous renovation means a highly authentic experience and lots of insights to the life and times of perhaps our greatest painter. A great find and...More

Thank Jamie T
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Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Newly restored and well worth visiting . Guide takes you around so worth booking in advance. Very interesting to hear all the history about not only the house but what the area was like in Turner's day. Souvenirs can be bought and all money raised...More

Thank Rosemary64
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

Terrific restoration of the Artists home, great visuals of the area as it was when the great man had it built, both historic paintings of the period & a great visual wall too. Though its small for the Turner family, it looks to have been...More

Thank Kevin J
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davidaustin212
January 27, 2018|
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Response from Liz M | Reviewed this property |
There is no extra charge for a guided tour. Entry is £ 6.00 for adults with concessions for kids and family groups. You can book a tour between 1 pm and 3.30 pm Wednesday to Sunday through the web site. It really is worth... More
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September 11, 2017|
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Response from RichmondRose | Reviewed this property |
In Marble Hill Park. It's 5-10 minutes walk away.
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