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.

The Cookham Brotherhood | 28 March to 3 November

The Cookham Brotherhood: The Art of Gilbert and Stanley Spencer promises a unique journey into the artistic minds of Stanley Spencer and his brother, Gilbert.

The exhibition is a celebration of the profound influence that Cookham had on the artistic expression of the Spencer brothers. The Cookham Brotherhood, a term coined to encapsulate their close bond and shared dedication to art, serves as the focal point of this showcase. Visitors will be immersed in the idyllic landscapes, intimate portraits, and thought-provoking narratives that define the brothers’ collective legacy.

Read more about The Cookham Brotherhood 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£3.50 per ticket
RBWM Advantage Card£3.50 per ticket
Under 16sFree
Under 18s with accompanying adultFree

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



  • 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:

    • dominictctravels
      Berkshire, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Small but perfectly formed
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 18th February 2024
      Even though this a small gallery, hours could easily be whiled away here with such beautiful Spencer paintings, fascinating stories and staff and ambience second to none. A very special place. Read full review
    • jackdaw7
      Rutland UK
      Tiny gallery, well worth a visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 9th April 2024
      This is a small gallery in Cookham, concentrating on Stanley Spencer's work, though we visited to enjoy a joint exhibition of his paintings with those of Roger Wagner (Heaven is Everywhere... Read full review
    • Amanda W
      Oxford, England
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 21st April 2024
      It is small and only takes about half an hour to look at all the paintings. Liked the current exhibition comparing Stanley’s work with his brothers. Make sure you go and see the outside of their... Read full review

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    • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

    Opening Times

    Open New Year
    Summer opening (28 Mar 2024 - 3 Nov 2024)
    Monday - Sunday10:30 - 16:30

    * Last entry 16:00.
    Winter opening hours: Thurs – Sun only: 11:00 – 16:30. Last entry: 16:00.

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