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A lovely hidden gem for art lovers

Worth a visit if you are a NT member, but may not be suitable for families with children or those... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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I had long wanted to visit here and was not disappointed. Quite the opposite, in fact, as it... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth a visit if you are a NT member, but may not be suitable for families with children or those who like picturesque scenery or prefer grand stately homes. The chapel itself does not look particularly attractive on the outside, there is a small but...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

I had long wanted to visit here and was not disappointed. Quite the opposite, in fact, as it surpassed my expectations. The volunteer staff (husband and wife) were brimming with enthusiasm and knowledge and made us feel very welcome. The short film was interesting and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

Very interesting, Stanley Spencer Paintings, nice small Garden to walk round. Check when it's open Been twice and it was closed.( National Trust)

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank lilyplum55
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Sandham Memorial Chapel is well worth a visit to see the stunning Stanley Spencer murals which are breathtaking. The garden is also lovely and well laid out.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DJF710
Reviewed 7 October 2018

All the more so as Britain was a reluctant partner in a campaign that altered little and cost many young lives. Stanley Spencer has captured the agony and horror perfectly. The exhibition and especially the film place the chapel in context perfectly. This National Trust...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ian M
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Stanley Spencer's unique memorial to the victims of World War 1 in Salonika is actually worth more than one visit. The vast murals depicting some of the suffering he witnessed while working as a medical orderly in hospitals for the injured, were inspired by personal...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PatriciaG147
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Although a small venue it is very well appointed as a memorial to Stanley Spencer. It is an interesting and personal view of his experience during the First World War. The murals on the chapel walls are something to behold.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Raymond E
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This place literally takes your breath away. It is a small chapel fully painted by Stanley Spencer after WW1. The paintings are amazing and fill all the walls. There is also an exhibition and film to give the context for the paintings - do watch...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lyndac00per
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

It’s only recently been reopened (2016) so wasn’t appearing on a lot of National Trust searches. If you have NT Membership it is absolutely worth visiting. If you don’t, £10 each to enter is a lot. The Stanley Spencer paintings are stunning. No other word...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank KMR139
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We were passing by en route south for a family holiday. But this chapel would be worth driving miles for. Full of Murals by Stanley Spencer and all in excellent condition - they were designed to fit this space and the effect is overwhelming. Local...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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