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Sandham Memorial Chapel is well worth a visit to see the stunning Stanley Spencer murals which are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reading, United Kingdom
A Fitting Tribute to the Salonika Campaign

All the more so as Britain was a reluctant partner in a campaign that altered little and cost many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian M
Halesworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sandham Memorial Chapel is well worth a visit to see the stunning Stanley Spencer murals which are breathtaking. The garden is also lovely and well laid out.

Thank DJF710
Reviewed 1 week ago

All the more so as Britain was a reluctant partner in a campaign that altered little and cost many young lives. Stanley Spencer has captured the agony and horror perfectly. The exhibition and especially the film place the chapel in context perfectly. This National Trust...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stanley Spencer's unique memorial to the victims of World War 1 in Salonika is actually worth more than one visit. The vast murals depicting some of the suffering he witnessed while working as a medical orderly in hospitals for the injured, were inspired by personal...More

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although a small venue it is very well appointed as a memorial to Stanley Spencer. It is an interesting and personal view of his experience during the First World War. The murals on the chapel walls are something to behold.

Thank Raymond E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place literally takes your breath away. It is a small chapel fully painted by Stanley Spencer after WW1. The paintings are amazing and fill all the walls. There is also an exhibition and film to give the context for the paintings - do watch...More

Thank lyndac00per
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

It’s only recently been reopened (2016) so wasn’t appearing on a lot of National Trust searches. If you have NT Membership it is absolutely worth visiting. If you don’t, £10 each to enter is a lot. The Stanley Spencer paintings are stunning. No other word...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We were passing by en route south for a family holiday. But this chapel would be worth driving miles for. Full of Murals by Stanley Spencer and all in excellent condition - they were designed to fit this space and the effect is overwhelming. Local...More

Thank MandJNottingham
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Sandham Memorial Chapel can be found tucked away in the beautiful village fo Burghclere. Parking is just across the road but first go to the side of the chapel, check-in at the shop/museum and watch the video(this is a must), to get the history of...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

This chapel painted by Stanley Spencer is worth a diversion. Excellent introduction before visiting the chapel. No on site tearoom but there is a pub just down the road.

Thank safariUk
Reviewed 5 August 2018

There is a small exhibition before you go into the Chapel, which explains the reason for the paintings. When you go into the Chapel you are encouraged to sit down, (some of the chairs Stanley Spencer designed,) and take it all in. You are given...More

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