Stanley Spencer 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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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.

Everywhere is Heaven | 9 November 2023 to 24 March 2024

The winter exhibition at the Stanley Spencer Gallery will be its first ever to show the work of a contemporary artist alongside works by Stanley Spencer. A number of works by Roger Wagner, from private collections, will be hung in the Gallery, alongside works from the Stanley Spencer Gallery and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (including Builders of the Tower of Babel and Making Columns for the Tower of Babel).

Roger’s work is undeniably informed by Spencer’s, but he works very much in his own style and spirit. His work – like Spencer’s - is unlike any other of his contemporaries. Both artists have been described as ‘visionary geniuses’, each seeking to evoke the mystical in everyday experience. Just as Spencer found Cookham to be ‘heaven on earth’, so Roger evokes biblical happenings in contemporary settings.

Read more about Everywhere is Heaven at the Stanley Spencer Gallery here.

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.

Cookham Bridge closure from October 2023

Essential maintenance work to Cookham Bridge is set to get underway from October 2023, with a road closure due to be in place from Monday 16 October for approximately 20 weeks. The bridge will be closed to motor vehicles during the work, but pedestrian access will remain.  Read more here.


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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
18-23 years old£3.50 per ticket
Adult£7.00 per ticket
Art Fund members£3.50 per ticket
Museums Association (from 1 Jan 2023)£3.50 per ticket
RBWM Advantage Card (from 1 Jan 2023)£3.50 per ticket
Under 16sFree
Under 18s with accompanying adultFree

Free entry for Friends of the Gallery (with card) and accompanying carers


Thursday, 9th November 2023 - Sunday, 24th March 2024

© Roger Wagner, The Harvest is the End of the World and the Reapers are Angels (1989)Everywhere is Heaven | Stanley Spencer & Roger WagnerThe winter exhibition at the Stanley Spencer Gallery will be its first ever to show the work of a contemporary artist alongside works by Stanley Spencer. A number of works by Roger Wagner, from private collections, will be hung in the Gallery, alongside works from the Stanley Spencer Gallery and…
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  • 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
  • Groups welcome
  • 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
  • Cash 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 - 25
  • 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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    Recent Reviews:

    • zoelB546SC
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Incredible Gallery in a beautiful place!
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 28th March 2022
      Amazing small gallery, the curation was fantastic and overall a lot of thought and care has been put into every aspect of the space. Spencer's works are impressive to see in person, the size of some... Read full review
    • 542ChrisT
      Lincoln, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Must Visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 30th August 2022
      A small but well laid out gallery which is completely relevant to the local area. With changing exhibitions it is a place that you can visit more than once, but the current exhibition on the theme... Read full review
    • David L
      Ashbourne, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Beyond our expectation
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 18th September 2022
      This is a superbly kept gallery- small but exceeded our expectations. Immaculately maintained and staffed by very knowledgeable and welcoming volunteers. Visited for the ‘Delight in Nature... Read full review

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    Opening Times

    Open New Year
    Winter opening (1 Nov 2023 - 31 Mar 2024)
    Monday - WednesdayClosed
    Thursday - Sunday11:00 - 16:30

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