It's been a well-kept secret that Britain's greatest landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner, designed his own house in Twickenham 200 years ago, as a country retreat for himself and his father. Turner's House Trust is leading a fascinating project to restore the house to its original appearance, open it to visitors, display the Livermore Collection of Turner material, and set up a programme of activities and learning opportunities to involve people of all ages. We're launching a bicentennial appeal to help us 'return Turner to Twickenham' and preserve this unique example of the artist working in three dimensions.
40 Sandycoombe Road
In 2013 Sandycombe Lodge will be open to the public from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm on the first Saturday of each month from April to October: Saturdays 6th April, 4th May, lst June, 6th July, 3rd August, 7th September and 5th October. There is no need to book, and all visitors are guided around the unrestored house in small groups. Tickets are £4.00 per head.
- historic house