Friends excursions: Turner’s House

Friends events

Wednesday 6 September 2017
2.30 — 4.15pm

Booking for Friends of the RA opens on Thursday 25 May 2017 at 10am.

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William Havell, Turner's House (detail).

Image courtesy of Turner's House Trust.

Friends privately tour Sandycombe Lodge, which was built by 1813 to the designs of England’s great landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner.

Turner used this small house as a country retreat, situated in the then-rural Richmond, before selling the house in 1826. The Turner’s House Trust, of which Christopher Le Brun PRA and Ken Howard RA are Patrons, has recently completed a painstaking restoration of the house. Representatives from the Trust will conduct our tour, touching on the House’s design, what it was like for Turner and his father ‘Old William’ to live in the house when he retired, the restoration project, and plans for the future of the Lodge.

We then visit the home of Trust Chairman Catherine Parry-Wingfield for tea and cake and an opportunity for further discussion.

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Wednesday 6 September 2017

2.30 — 4.15pm

Meet at Sandycombe Lodge, Sandycombe Road, TW1. Directions will be included with your ticket.

£32. Includes tea.

Booking for Friends of the RA opens on Thursday 25 May 2017 at 10am.