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This little gallery dedicated to the life and work of Stanley Spencer is a real gem. The exhibition... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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A hidden gem

A peaceful, calm converted chapel that houses some beautiful works of art by Stanley Spencer. The... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2018
michele O
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The Stanley Spencer Gallery is a very special place for all generations of the family to enjoy. Devoted to the work of one of Britain's greatest twentieth century painters, Sir Stanley Spencer, the Gallery was named by ArtFund last year (2014) as...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little gallery dedicated to the life and work of Stanley Spencer is a real gem. The exhibition changes regularly and introduces you to all aspects of his life and work. A place to return to often.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WDandAK
Reviewed 5 December 2018

A peaceful, calm converted chapel that houses some beautiful works of art by Stanley Spencer. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. The £1 guide to the paintings was a must and taught me a lot about the paintings I was viewing. A very quite...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank michele O
Reviewed 6 November 2018

A very small gallery not worth making an effort to visit. However are is subjective and taste of everyone is not the same.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BigdSuffolk
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Went to The Stanley Spencer Gallery on a beautiful autumn day. This is a very small gallery but it really is worth a visit as it makes up for its size in the quality of its display and the quality of its staff. The day...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Great little gallery with some strange opening times but a very insightful look into the life and the man his veiws and patterns of colours.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank maddoxmike51
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham provides me with further evidence that the smallest attractions are often the most satisfying. It occupies a former chapel and crams into the limited space not only paintings by the man himself but also an insight into his life...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Swetrat
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

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. Glorious art. And the ever intriguing Stanley. The lady in the gallery...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 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 made Spencer's artistic life possible, and had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Porcophile
Reviewed 3 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 place in the local community. Fascinating, and well worth the train trip from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jane P
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Whether you are a fan of Spencer or not this little gallery is full of interest. It explains the source of patronage for many of his paintings. There are concessions for seniors. It’s worth combining a visit with a look at Trinity Church where his...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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MacGregorNewman
10 January 2015|
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Response from Elcadobes | Property representative |
I do hope you enjoy your visit to Cookham, it is a very special village. The Gallery will be open on the Sunday 1 March for you. You can also see more about Cookham on the Cookham village website.
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Julia R
9 January 2015|
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google Spencer Cookham for website OPENING TIMES SUMMER: 1 April 2015 - 1 November 2015 EVERY DAY 10.30 am - 5.30 pm WINTER: 6 November 2014 - 29 March 2015 Thursday to Sunday only 11.00 am - 4.30 pm
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Winter (6 Nov 2014 - 29 March 2015) open Thursday to Sunday only, 11am to 4.30pm Summer (1 April 2015 - 1 Nov 2015) open every day, 10.30am to 5.30pm. Current exhibition is "Paradise Regained: Spencer in the Aftermath of... More
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