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Sandham Memorial Chapel

Harts Lane, Newbury RG20 9JT, England
+44 1635 278394
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Sadly Disappointing

Sandham Memorial Chapel is very tucked away but we just happened to be passing it so we visited. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DennisSmith25
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Andover, United Kingdom
Small but emotional

Small chapel containing mural's by Stanley Spencer depicting scenes from the 1st World War. Was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Teresa R
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Andover, United Kingdom
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Harts Lane, Newbury RG20 9JT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

4  Thank DennisSmith25
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small chapel containing mural's by Stanley Spencer depicting scenes from the 1st World War. Was quite emotional especially as we had a lovely speaker reciting poems of the war by Wilfred Owen etc. A different and unusual NT property but worth a visit if you...More

1  Thank Teresa R
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your visit to Sandham. It is an awe inspiring chapel that makes many visitors feel very emotional. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the poetry reading; it adds another dimension to the visit. The dates...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to say I enjoyed this because the paintings are in fact rather harrowing but it is cetainly an experience I would recommendMore

1  Thank 485Anne
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Sandham. Visitors often comment that the visit to the chapel cannot be described as 'enjoyable' in the conventional sense because of the nature of the paintings. It is instead an awe inspiring and thought...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are into art then you will enjoy this but for me it was okay to see but nothing outstanding. A little ordinary for me.More

1  Thank Janet C
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your visit to Sandham. I hope you had an opportunity to visit the exhibition area which explains the background to the chapel. The paintings are very strong images that often provoke emotional responses in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a surprising NT property, small, but it has a good story and flow around a small number of rooms. The paintings by Spencer are impressive and very different to the traditional NT offering Very interestingMore

1  Thank Barry B
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are indeed an unusual property and we all work hard to make it special and keep its spirituality. This includes selling items that are both appropriate to Spencer and the war but also which...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in the area visiting family and had a couple of hours to kill. Stanley Spencer served on the Macedonian front in WW1 as an orderly with a Field Ambulance; my grandfather served as a stretcher bearer with a Field Ambulance on the Western...More

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SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your detailed and thought provoking review of this very special place. Your personal connections must have made it an even more poignant visit. Our staff and volunteers work hard to ensure every visitor is welcomed and orientated around the exhibition...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

As members of NT and staying nearby, we just chanced on the chapel, just down the road. We were glad we did, there were very few people there, both a shame and an advantage! The volunteer on the till was excellent with her introduction, and...More

Thank doc50
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and I am so pleased you came to see us and were "wowed" as so many visitors are. We work very hard to ensure all of our visitors are very warmly welcomed and introduced to this special place so thank...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

Sandham Memorial Chapel belongs to the National Trust and is a memorial chapel for the soldiers of the First World War. There is a small exhibition and film on the history of the place - but the chapel itself is the spectacular finale of the...More

Thank David B
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you for your review. You clearly found your visit as inspiring as we endeavour to explain to people who have not been here. Our exhibition provides a good introduction to the chapel and its paintings which can otherwise be somewhat overwhelming, but as you...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

Sandham Memorial Chapel is in the ownership of the National Trust and is a very special little hidden gem that only a small number of people know about. The staff were extremely engaging and very informative in telling us plenty of interesting facts. The first...More

1  Thank JamesCarter123456
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you so much for your truly moving account of your visit to us. It is indeed a very special place and as you say so many people just do not know we are here, so your post will I hope encourage more people to...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Wednesday 3rd May 2017, My husband and I drove to the village of Burghclere, where we went to visit Sandham Memorial Chapel which is under the care of the National Trust. Sandham Memorial Chapel hides a very unexpected treasure – an epic series of large...More

Thank Carol B
SandhamMemorialChape, Manager at Sandham Memorial Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you so much for your moving and detailed review of your visit. The details of the paintings depicted are so appropriate that I hope anyone reading it will feel compelled to come and see this very special place. Your sentiments about how you felt...More

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