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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 Summer Exhibition: 29 March to 4 November 2018

'Patron Saints: Collecting Stanley Spencer' is a revealing new exhibition at the renowned Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham – Spencer’s spiritual home and major source of inspiration. The exhibition draws together a spectacular collection of loans, including The Centurion’s Servant, Tate; Love on the Moor, Fitzwilliam; John Donne Arriving in Heaven, Fitzwilliam and one work not seen in the public domain in over 50 years.

The exhibition will examine the often complex relationships between Spencer and his patrons and what drove them to collect his work. Spencer was a single-minded genius, but the influence of his patrons on his painting is far greater than has hitherto been realised.

Stanley Spencer Gallery Winter Exhibition: 8 November 2018 to 24 March 2019

'Friends and Family: Portraits by Stanley Spencer'.  Thursday to Sunday, 11am-4:30pm.

Prices:

Entry fees: £6, adults.  £4, seniors and other concessions. Children accompanied by adults FREE.

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 (from 30 March 2017)£6.00 per ticket
Seniors/Students/RBWM Advantage cardholders£4.00 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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Recent Reviews:

  • shakirayork
    York, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Sublime
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 18th September 2018
    Have always been very intrigued by Stanley Spencer hence visit to Cookham. The small perfectly built and maintained gallery is a joy. A lovely exhibition on Spencer and his patrons. Lots of detail... Read full review
  • Porcophile
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    A little gem
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 15th September 2018
    This bijoux gallery -- not much bigger than my living room -- has new exhibitions every six months or so, all of them focused on local boy Stanley Spencer. The one we saw was about the patrons who... Read full review
  • Jane P
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Worth making the pilgrimage
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 3rd September 2018
    This is a small, intimate gallery and exhibition with a wealth of interesting information about Spencer and his patrons. I especially enjoyed the video material about his life in Cookham and his... Read full review

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Open New Year
open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Winter From Thursday 2 November 2017 to Sunday 25 March 2018 Stanley Spencer in Focus Open Thurs - Sun Only 11.00am - 4.30pm.
Summer Opens 29th March 2018 to October 2018 Patron Saints: Collecting Stanley Spencer: Open Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm. Open Bank Holiday Mondays. Last entry 30 minutes before closing time.

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