Sandham Memorial Chapel

This hidden gem tucked away in a corner of Hampshire houses an epic series of paintings by the acclaimed war artist Sir Stanley Spencer. Spencer’s postings as a medical orderly at the Beaufort Hospital in Bristol and then in Salonika provided the subject matter for the paintings which depict the everyday routine of soldiers rather than the horror of combat. Inspired by Giotto’s Arena Chapel in Padua, this is what Spencer described as his “Holy Box”.

Open Studios artists Claire Acworth, Lucy de Albuquerque, Petra Barnes, Jane Corbett, Jim Crockatt, Christine Highnett, Andi Mulholland, Vivian Pare, Ursula Waechter and Sophie Waite present ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, textiles and works in wood as part of the developing arts pro-gramme at Sandham Memorial Chapel. Come and see!

The artists’ studios are also open - see the Directory for details. Entry to the exhibition is FREE. Normal admission price to enter the Chapel itself - see NT website for details.


Wheelchair access to this studio
Harts Lane, Burghclere, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 9JT

Alison Paton
t: 01635 278394

Four miles south of Newbury, half a mile east of the A34. Exit A34 at Tot Hill Services. Follow signs to Burghclere and Sandham Memorial Chapel. Car park opposite chapel.

opening times: Saturday 29 April - Sunday 21 May Wednesdays - Sundays 11.00am - 4.00pm*. Open on Spring Bank Holiday Monday. *5pm at weekends from 1 May.

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