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Sandham Memorial Chapel

Harts Lane, Newbury RG20 9JT, England
+44 1635 278394
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Truly Unforgettable and Breath Taking

Sandham Memorial Chapel is in the ownership of the National Trust and is a very special little... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JamesCarter123456
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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
STANLEY SPENCER'S SUPURB PAINTINGS

Wednesday 3rd May 2017, My husband and I drove to the village of Burghclere, where we went to visit... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Carol B
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Harts Lane, Newbury RG20 9JT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Sandham Memorial Chapel is in the ownership of the National Trust and is a very special little hidden gem that only a small number of people know about. The staff were extremely engaging and very informative in telling us plenty of interesting facts. The first...More

Thank JamesCarter123456
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for your truly moving account of your visit to us. It is indeed a very special place and as you say so many people just do not know we are here, so your post will I hope encourage more people to...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Wednesday 3rd May 2017, My husband and I drove to the village of Burghclere, where we went to visit Sandham Memorial Chapel which is under the care of the National Trust. Sandham Memorial Chapel hides a very unexpected treasure – an epic series of large...More

Thank Carol B
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you so much for your moving and detailed review of your visit. The details of the paintings depicted are so appropriate that I hope anyone reading it will feel compelled to come and see this very special place. Your sentiments about how you felt...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017

His belief in the Resurrection of us all shines through. The portrayal of ordinary soldiers lives is wonderful to see. Much is made of the Western Front but this is Mesopotamia which is nearly always forgotten. Even the mules come back to life, just sit...More

Thank casabria
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post this review and for your very thoughtful comments about this special place. Your are absolutely right that the Salonika campaign as with so many other smaller but important ones are forgotten. It is therefore very exciting for...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Fabulous and memorable experience. Had a wonderful guide who was very informative. Amazing paintings and really worth a visit.More

Thank Naomi L
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. We all work very hard to ensure all of our visitors have a memorable experience so I am pleased we have once again succeeded. Do look out for our events published on our website and see us in different...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

A piece of paradise in a beautiful Chapel where in the peace of the sanctuary you can just absorb the whole feeling of Spencer's talents. This is a Sistine chapel in it's own rights. We cannot believe that living very near to Cookham we had...More

Thank 933judith
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. Your sentiments capture those of so many who visit here. Do look out for our events, details of which are on the website and see us in a different light.

Reviewed 21 April 2017

Me, my wife and my two children are big Stanley Spencer fans and were very excited to be visiting his works of art for the first time in quite a few years now. When we arrived, we noticed there were no onsite toilets or a...More

5  Thank RupertS123
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip to Sandham Memorial Chapel. Unfortunately, because your visit took place in August last year it is impossible for us to investigate the uncharacteristic reception that you describe on your visit to the chapel. At Sandham...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Sandham is a lovely village and so is this museum with great detail and very friendly staff. It also provides many amazing paintings of the Solanika battle by Stanly Spencer whose paintings can also be found at Tate Modern.

Thank YeOldeChef
Reviewed 11 April 2017

the paintings are a must see. the atmosphere in the chaple if both reverent and moving. I closer look at WW1 through the eyes of those there. the religious message is so strong and yet you need to spend time absorbing it to really 'read'...More

Thank Revelainegran
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you for your review. You have clearly been moved by these incredibly important and powerful images. It does indeed take time to absorb it all and each visit will show you something different. We do monthly talks in the chapel about its history and...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

As a big Stanley Spencer fan, I Had been wanting to visit Sandham for many years but sadly never had the opportunity. I was thrilled to be able to visit today and as a NT member enjoyed free entry. The staff were really friendly, but...More

Thank DaisySorbet
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thank you so much for your very detailed review and I am so pleased you managed to realise a long standing dream. All of our volunteers, on whom we rely to keep this special place open for visitors are passionate about Sandham and many very...More

Reviewed 17 March 2017

Take your time, read the displays and watch the video then go into the Chapel ..... and again take your time to study the pictures. Not suitable for young children or stroppy teenagers (!) but those following any aspect of 1WW, however young or old,should...More

Thank john11hartley
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write your review. I hope others will be encouraged to come and visit us with or without teenagers. We are working on an education programme at the moment and i hope that this will soon be...More

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