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Stanley Spencer Gallery

Type:Gallery

Cookham High Street, Cookham, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 9SJ

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Stanley Spencer Gallery. © The Estate of  Spencer.  All Rights Reserved, 2015 / Bridgeman Art Library

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About

The Stanley Spencer Gallery is situated in the heart of Cookham, the picturesque ‘village in heaven’ where Spencer was born and painted for most of his life.   Established in 1962 the building was transformed ten years ago into a magnificent modern art museum, home to the world’s largest collection of Spencer paintings, drawings, personal letters, photographs, press cuttings and books.

Visitor attractions: film and audio guide; exhibition catalogue; self-guided walk pamphlet; free children’s activity booklet; gift shop. 
 

Stanley Spencer Gallery Cookham Current Exhibition: 'PAINTING BY THE THAMES Swan Upping at Cookham'

7 November 2019 to 22 March 2020
Open Thurs - Sun only

 

Group and corporate visits

Group and corporate visits are welcome, with many excellent hostelries nearby. A popular stopping point for coach tours, highly informative and rewarding talks can be arranged and guided walks to the village and countryside where Spencer painted.

Lecture rooms for corporate visits are available by arrangement with the nearby Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£6.00 per ticket
Art Fund£3.00 per ticket
Seniors/Students/RBWM Advantage cardholders£4.50 per ticket
Under 16sFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible Lift
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Large print guides, Gallery guide is available in large print.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Children’s packs
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • Air conditioning throughout
  • All weather attraction
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement

Parking & Transport

  • On street parking only
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Pre-booking essential preferably Mon-Fri, mornings. Groups of 25 and over may be split NO GROUP RATES
  • Maestro
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 50
  • Min group size - 6
  • Open by appointment only - Extra Charge
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Village Location

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    106
  • Very Good
    57
  • Average
    10
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    5

Recent Reviews:

  • Roadrunners27
    Wallsend, England
    A good introduction to his work
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th September 2019
    The gallery is in the chapel where Spencer used to attend, with a mezzanine floor added to increase the space. Exhibitions change regularly, so worth going back. A longish documentary can be watched... Read full review
  • dbreva
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    What a hidden gem!
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 10th October 2019
    We were walking back from Sunday Roast and came upon this small building housing the Gallery. What a surprise! We had never heard of Stanley Spencer, but the people on staff were very helpful and... Read full review
  • dovxxx
    London, United Kingdom
    Great gallery local artist
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 23rd December 2019
    Interesting gallery and exhibition of local highly reknowned artist Very worthwhile visit and good audio production Read full review

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Open New Year
Winter Exhibition (7 Nov 2019 - 22 Mar 2020)
DayTimes
Thursday - Sunday11:00 - 16:30
Summer Exhibition (28 Mar 2020 - 3 Nov 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 17:30

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