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Sandham Memorial Chapel

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Address: Harts Lane, Newbury RG20 9JT, England
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Little gem

This is a beautiful place to visit the painting are really wonderful you just want to sit there and look and the place is quiet and peaceful .the pictures tell a story well worth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place to visit the painting are really wonderful you just want to sit there and look and the place is quiet and peaceful .the pictures tell a story well worth a visit for everyone and any age.

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1 Thank Newburyjean
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review of this special place. We are open again from March 1st and have a packed events programme this year so do look out for anything that may be of interest on our website. More 

Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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641 reviews
338 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The work of Sir Stanley Spencer is perhaps best permanently exhibited in Sandham Memorial Chapel than at any other location. The works are complete and are arranged as he decided creating an insightful view of what it was like to be in the front line during the First World War. The peaceful rural setting of the Chapel is in marked... More 

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SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of our chapel. The peaceful setting in this small Hampshire village combined with the newly created garden of reflection both provide a perfect place to reflect on the very powerful images contained in the chapel. More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The chapel is in a wonderful setting and is richly decorated and infromative. The staff were very kind and helpful and they provided fascinating fact sheets in order to help support you to further improve your understanding of who Stanley Spencer was and his detailed pictures. However, for non-members it costs £10.00 just for one adult and for the time... More 

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

If you like the work of Stanley Spencer or are interested in the art of the First Workd War this chaple is a must see, a materpiece. The entrance price the National Trust commands is £10, which is steep but the chapel is stunning and we spent an hour just looking and drinking in the pictures as we went in... More 

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SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of your recent visit. Thank you too for helping us directly by paying the Gift Aid entry price which means that not only do we receive the extra £1 over the non gift aid entry price but a further £2.50 from the HMRC when a gift aid form is completed,... More 

Cannock, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

A wonderful setting for a truly awesome piece of art. The chapel houses a great work by Sir Stanley Spencer - a very moving portrayal of war and its consequences. We first visited many years ago when the opening of the chapel was very ad hoc depending on volunteers from the village. Now the NT have taken over, the opening... More 

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SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and for having taken the time to post this. I am pleased that you found the works undertaken since your last visit an improvement. I am afraid that whilst the National Trust own the paintings we do not own the copyright, hence our not being able to allow visitors to take photographs. I... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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60 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in the work of Stanley Spencer this is a must. Although the chapel itself is quite small the quality of the paintings / frescoes depicting as they do his experiences as a hospital orderly and serving overseas during the First World War are quite stunning.The gardens outside are tranquil and ideal for a picnic.

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SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. As a Spencer fan this is such an important place so I am so pleased you managed to get to come and see this special place and then tell others about it too. The garden was created in 2014 as part of our First World War anniversary project and many people like... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Sandham Memorial Chapel is a very special hidden gem situated just off the A34 near Highclere Castle. At first you walk around a beautifully extended room separated from the main chapel itself which is full of rich history, facts and information which is marvellously displayed in a clear and exciting way. As you walk into the superbly restored chapel, you... More 

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SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fabulous review of our special place. It sounds as though you were as inspired as we are everyday. It really is a very special place and thanks to you and others who kindly review us I hope even more people will be tempted to come and experience this unique National Trust property. More 

England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The chapel is beautifully decorated from scenes that depict images from WWI. Unfortunately the chapel is only open at certain times and I recommend you visit the website to check opening times before visiting. Parking is restricted and there are no onsite toilets or facilities, however the local pub offer these. The chapel is small and so the number of... More 

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SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for taking the trouble to write about your visit. You are correct that we are not open all of the time, but broadly Wednesday - Sunday 11 - 4 from March to October. We are also open weekends from 11 - 3 in November and December. We do have a car park opposite the... More 

Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Small and beautifully formed! It looks modest from the outside but the chapel interior painted by Stanley Spencer will impress and you can take some time to sit and take it in at your leisure. There's an attractive garden at the rear and the entrance rooms which were once cottages now have an interesting historical display. No tearoom at our... More 

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SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write your review and for your positive response to this very special place. I am pleased you took your time exploring the incredibly detailed images which are full of stories. Whilst we do not have a tea room I am pleased you found the pub opposite to provide refreshment. More 

london
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This chapel painted by Stanley Spencer is well worth a visit, its just off the A34, if you are going that way. Beautiful art work and quite moving.

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SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and for popping in to see us. It is a fantastic place and with our new garden and events programme there is lots going on into the future. More 

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