Sandycombe Lodge, designed and lived in by Turner, will open its doors to visitors on the first Saturday of the month from April - October 2012, commencing on Easter Saturday, April 7.
The house will be open from 10.00am to 1.00pm (last entry 12.30pm) and guides will be on hand to talk about this fascinating Regency building, the famous painter who became his own architect, and his ‘Old Dad’ who kept house. The house now awaits a major restoration, so come and see the ‘before’ stage of this nationally-important project. The entrance fee is £4.00
The house is close to public transport: St Margarets station, and buses H37, R68, R70, 490, H22 and 33. For further details, visit the Turner’s House Trust website, www.turnerintwickenham.org.uk or email email@example.com Sandycombe Lodge 40 Sandycoombe Road, St Margarets Twickenham TW1 2NQ
As a nearby resident, I fully support opening this superb house and the work of the Trust. But need to think about parking arrangements. The house is in a completely residential area. At present parking controls do not operate on Saturdays. Hopefully Trust literature will make this clear. Nearest car park I can think of is St Margarets pub - perhaps some arrangement can be made.Peter Wylde on 2012-05-05 09:10:47 +0000
Please do not park in the St Margarets pub car park, the Tavern operate a penalty notice system for non-customers using their car park - as Peter says the nearby parking controls do not operate at weekends in 'S' Zone at other times there is a voucher parking system operating in many of the nearby roads. Buy vouchers from local shops. Always check the signage. Also the house is featured in the Jubilee edition of My St Margarets Magazine - out on Monday.simon chapman on 2012-05-05 18:49:36 +0000