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Sandham Memorial Chapel

Harts Lane, Newbury RG20 9JT, England
+44 1635 278394
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Amazing artwork

Well worth a visit. Artwork is amazing and history behind the artwork. Several events take place... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Pamela K
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Newbury, United Kingdom
A little gem

I so love this little chapel and became a firm Stanley Spencer fan after visiting. It is only one... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Kay-Mia
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Southsea
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“first world war” (19 reviews)
“stanley spencer” (61 reviews)
“national trust” (25 reviews)
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Harts Lane, Newbury RG20 9JT, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. Artwork is amazing and history behind the artwork. Several events take place here. Check on National Trust website.

Thank Pamela K
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your very positive review and for promoting our events programme which is already looking really exciting for 2018 - watch this space as they say.

Reviewed 20 October 2017

I so love this little chapel and became a firm Stanley Spencer fan after visiting. It is only one 'room' but you can spend a long time looking at all the detail in his amazing and very moving work.

Thank Kay-Mia
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We too love this very special place and whilst small there is so much to see. Often each visit will produce something new. Do come back again.

Reviewed 12 October 2017

Stanley Spencer is a great artist. The Sandham Memorial Chapel is proof positive of this. His work at Sandham is beautifully created and deeply moving. If you are expecting razzamatazz and a full throttle museum 'experience', forget it. However, If you are after something unique...More

Thank John K
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you so much for your fabulous review - I hope it will encourage more people to come and see this hidden gem.

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Stopped in here whilst on a bit of a roadtrip day out as my partners surname is actually 'Sandham'. The building itself is from the outside very underwhelming architecturally, at least in my humble opinion. Once in you can watch a film about the site...More

Thank LynsFrostee
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Worth going out of your way to visit the Stanley Spencer murals insitu. There is really nothing else like it anywhere. Set in a green space with apple trees. They is a film and a shop.

1  Thank KAW687
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review and I am so pleased you went out of your way to come and see this very special place.

Reviewed 4 October 2017

I brought my wife here to see how the place has changed in the past fifty years. However, I was, embarassingly, mistaken as the former visit was made to the Stanley Spencer gallery in Cookham so we need to visit there again . However this...More

Thank ChrisC46
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you so much for posting your review. Embarrassment aside your error seems to have been one that you were pleased to have made! Our chapel is indeed extraordinarily special and I hope that you may visit again; every visit provides a slightly different experience...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

We called in as we are NT members and were on the way past. If we'd had to have paid to get in we wouldn't have bothered - £9/person, £7 for the guide, and £1.50 for a postcard...! However staff were very pleasant and friendly,...More

Thank thebin16
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Our pricing reflects the cost of looking after our grade 1 listed building and highly important collection of paintings and makes membership all the more attractive in not only supporting the Trust's work but providing...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Visit the National Trust Sandham Memorial Chapel in the village of Burghclere, Newbury. A wonderful display of his wartime paintings.

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This was a charming, challenging, quiet oasis: Then the NT “improved” it. The chapel was dominated by one of their “helpful” people forever offering little anecdotes, information, hand-outs when people don’t come for that individual, but instead for Stanley’s works. Problem is, those who like...More

2  Thank jamesthefirstand6
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your visit. I am sorry you felt that your visit was not as you would have wished. The staff and volunteers work very hard to try and meet the needs of all of our...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

A monument to Sir Stanley Spencer who not only served as a soldier in the First World War but as an artist who captured the everyday experiences of the Great War and in particular Salonika. You would never see all the detail in his paintings...More

Thank 64Rod
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