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All you can say when you enter the painted chapel is 'wow'

This place literally takes your breath away. It is a small chapel fully painted by Stanley Spencer... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Wokingham, United Kingdom
Well worth a trip if you have NT Membership

It’s only recently been reopened (2016) so wasn’t appearing on a lot of National Trust searches. If... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ken R
Andover, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Ken R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank MandJNottingham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sandham Memorial Chapel can be found tucked away in the beautiful village fo Burghclere. Parking is just across the road but first go to the side of the chapel, check-in at the shop/museum and watch the video(this is a must), to get the history of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This chapel painted by Stanley Spencer is worth a diversion. Excellent introduction before visiting the chapel. No on site tearoom but there is a pub just down the road.

Thank safariUk
Reviewed 5 August 2018

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

Thank LordNoddy
Reviewed 3 August 2018

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

Thank Judoggy
Reviewed 19 July 2018

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

Thank Janet H
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

Thank Reynard999
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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