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Sandham Memorial Chapel

Harts Lane, Newbury RG20 9JT, England
+44 1635 278394
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Don't just whizz in and out.

There is a small exhibition before you go into the Chapel, which explains the reason for the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LordNoddy
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Salisbury
Unusual

This is located well out of the way but what you see is unexpectedly amazing and moving. It's not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Judoggy
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Bangkok, Thailand
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  • Excellent60%
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Harts Lane, Newbury RG20 9JT, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a small exhibition before you go into the Chapel, which explains the reason for the paintings. When you go into the Chapel you are encouraged to sit down, (some of the chairs Stanley Spencer designed,) and take it all in. You are given...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is located well out of the way but what you see is unexpectedly amazing and moving. It's not what I expected.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was thrilled we found this gem of a chapel with the most glorious paintings by Stanley Spencer. So detailed and thought provoking. Go on a day where there is good light as the chapel is not lit. Allow yourself plenty of time to just sit...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018

A chance to see the masterwork of artists Stanley Spencer. The chapel is decorated with works by Spencer that show how he was affected by his experiences in the First World War and his posting to Salonica. The works are religious but not in the...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Situated just off the A34 south of Newbury and close to Highclere Castle and Watership Down, the red brick Sandham Memorial Chapel sits - slightly incongrously - in the small village of Burghclere. Conceived as a memorial by its patrons, the chapel presented Stanley Spencer...More

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SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of the chapel, it really helps spread the word about this unique place tucked away in Burghclere. Our volunteer guides are incredibly knowledgeable & we are pleased to hear that they enhanced your...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

This is a tranquil, thought provoking place - one of the most unusual National Trust properties that I have visited. Visitors first look at a small exhibition and watch a short film. Entry to the silent chapel is atmospheric and touching. The quality and detail...More

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SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughtful review of your visit to Sandham Memorial Chapel.

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We arrived on a sunny day last week. As we approached the building I thought it was closed as it was very quiet and looked as through no one was there. The entrance is from around the back of the building, and you then view...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

What a great place to visit. It’s quite a shock when you walk through the door a real eye opener.iv been twice and I’m still finding things in the painting I didn’t see before well worth a visit

1  Thank Newburyjean
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Designed by Spencer specifically to hold his work, the building was commissioned as a 'temple to artistic endeavour' and later dedicated to Lieutenant Henry Willoughby Sandham (brother of commissioning Mary, married to Louis Behrend) who died at the end of the first world war but...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

I would imagine for a fan of this artist it is amazing. I went knowing nothing about him and to be honest the artwork did nothing for me. I was in and out in ten minutes. Okay as I am local but had I travelled...More

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SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of Sandham Memorial Chapel but sorry to hear that Stanley Spencer's paintings failed to impress you. We are glad to hear that our guides tried to engage your interest by explaining the background to the...More

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