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Stanley Spencer Gallery

Type:Gallery

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

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Stanley Spencer Gallery, Cookham: Mr and Mrs Baggett (1956) part of the Winter Exhibition 'Friends and Family'

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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 Summer Exhibition: 'COUNTERPOINT Stanley Spencer and his Contemporaries'

28 March to 3 November 2019

For its summer exhibition, The Stanley Spencer Gallery is working with The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art to offer a new perspective on Stanley Spencer’s art.

The exhibition COUNTERPOINT: Stanley Spencer and his Contemporaries will show works by Spencer alongside those by a stellar cast of 20th-century British artists including Barnett Freedman, C.R.W. Nevinson, Edward Burra, Mark Gertler, William Roberts, Jacob Epstein and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. 

Some of these artists attended the Slade School of Art with Spencer, but others worked later in the 20th century.

Although working independently, together these artists created an era of creativity and originality.   Counterpoint is a musical term in which separate melodies complement each other but maintain their independence. This exhibition will provide a context for Spencer’s work and also encourage new perspectives on the artistic interplay of Modern British artists.
 

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
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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Recent Reviews:

  • Sally G
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Small but interesting !
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 26th March 2019
    A small gallery (used to be chapel). Definitely worth a look, would only take approx. 1 hour. Good film to watch which helps 'frame'(!) the gallery. Volunteer staff was very helpful, friendly... Read full review
  • Hamish42
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Small gallery but interesting exhibits
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 31st March 2019
    We visited whilst there was a special exhibition "COUNTERPOINT" detailing some of the works of Spencer and his contemporaries. It was interesting to get an insight into their influences and whom in... Read full review
  • Dream62266685220
    Cookham, United Kingdom
    A Great Small Space
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 14th May 2019
    Focused on perhaps Cookham's most significant resident, the art displayed has been carefully selected to provide a range of Spencer's styles while relating his personal history. Read full review

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Opening Times

Open New Year
open (28 Mar 2019 - 3 Nov 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 17:30

* Summer exhibition 28 March to 3 November 2019 10.30 to 17.30 Daily

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