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I had long wanted to visit here and was not disappointed. Quite the opposite, in fact, as it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Swindon, United Kingdom

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

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Reading, United Kingdom
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 June 2012

Sandham Memorial Chapel doesn't even look like a Chapel. Inside there is a great surprise in store. The inside walls are paintings by the painter Stanley Spencer. The paintings on canvas are truly amazing and you see the most amazing detail. It was one of...More

4  Thank carolravenhall
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Sandham Memorial Chapel is very tucked away but we just happened to be passing it so we visited. It is a small National Trust property and as we had some young children with us the visit did not last long unfortunately. It cost us £22.50...More

7  Thank DennisSmith25
SandhamMemorialChape, Visitor Experience Assistant at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post you review of Sandham and to give us your feedback following your visit. I am sorry to hear that you found the visit disappointing, particularly for your children. We do offer a free children's quiz in the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had long wanted to visit here and was not disappointed. Quite the opposite, in fact, as it surpassed my expectations. The volunteer staff (husband and wife) were brimming with enthusiasm and knowledge and made us feel very welcome. The short film was interesting and...More

Thank bryc123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting, Stanley Spencer Paintings, nice small Garden to walk round. Check when it's open Been twice and it was closed.( National Trust)

Thank lilyplum55
Reviewed 8 October 2018

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 7 October 2018

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 7 October 2018 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 3 October 2018

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 17 September 2018

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

2  Thank KMR139
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

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