Sandham Memorial Chapel
Sandham Memorial Chapel

Photo: National Trust/John Hammond

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 Gill Banks, Sadie Brockbank, Jim Crockatt, Shirley Eccles, Stephen Gedney, Richard Gray, Sue Mundy, Cathy Newell Price, Serena Nickson and Katie Penlington present paintings, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery and works in textiles, wood, glass and mixed media as part of the developing arts programme at Sandham Memorial Chapel.

The artists' studios are also open - use the links above to see their Directory entries. Entry to the exhibition is free. Normal admission price to enter the Chapel itself - see the National Trust website for details.


Wheelchair access

Harts Lane, Burghclere, Newbury RG20 9JT
t: 01635 278394
e: sandham@nationaltrust.org.uk
w: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sandham-memorial-chapel

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 12th May - Sunday 3rd June. Wednesdays - Sundays only except Bank Holiday Monday. 11.00 am - 4.00 pm (5.00 pm on weekend of 2nd and 3rd June).


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