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.

Best Loved Works in the Stanley Spencer Gallery | 10 November 2022 to 26 March 2023

The gallery's winter exhibition will reveal its volunteers’ most loved works and why they mean so much in our community.  Highlights include The Last Supper, set in the Cookham malthouses and painted just across the river at Bourne End; visitor-favourite Neighbours; and paintings from Spencer’s ‘Wedding at Cana’ series, which weave Biblical stories into scenes from village life. The exhibition will be a rare opportunity to see the all the Gallery’s best-loved works on display at once.

Read more about Best Loved Works in 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.

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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, 10th November 2022 - Sunday, 26th March 2023

The Last Supper, 1920Most Loved Works in the Stanley Spencer GalleryThe Stanley Spencer Gallery’s winter exhibition will reveal our Gallery volunteers’ most loved works and why they mean so much in our community. The exhibition will be a rare opportunity to see all the Gallery’s best-loved works on display at once.
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Thursday, 30th March 2023 - Sunday, 5th November 2023

The Resurrection with the Raising of Jairus’s Daughter (Estate Stanley Spencer)A Brush with HistorySome of the most important names from the Modern British art scene will be hanging on the walls of the Stanley Spencer Gallery this summer. Seven loans from Southampton City Art Gallery will be hung alongside works by Spencer, broadening our understanding of the art and history of early…
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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

COVID-19 Response

  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible

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 (5 Nov 2022 - 31 Mar 2023)
    Thursday - Sunday11:00 - 16:30
    Summer Opening (1 Apr 2023 - 30 Oct 2023)
    Monday10:30 - 16:30
    Tuesday10:30 - 18:30
    Wednesday - Sunday10:30 - 16:30

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