The Stanley Spencer Art Gallery

High Street, Cookham, Berkshire SL6 9SJ
2 High Street Cookham England SL6 9SQ GB

This Gallery is dedicated to the life and work of Sir Stanley Spencer CBE, RA (1891 – 1959). The Stanley Spencer Gallery was first opened in 1962, three years after the artist’s death. It stands as a lasting memorial to the man who became synonymous with the village of Cookham. He loved his home; it gave him the strength and comfort he needed to be able to allow his imagination to soar and to fully exploit his genius talent for drawing and painting.

Opened by Spencer’s friends and supporters it is still totally run by volunteers and has a wonderful collection of more than 100 of his paintings and drawings. In 2007 the Gallery was awarded a large grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund which enabled the former Methodist chapel to be transformed into a stunning exhibition space. Two exhibitions are held each year. The Summer Exhibition sees the Gallery’s own collection augmented with loans from other galleries and private owners. There is also a fine archive of photographs, books and other written material.

Facilities: Accessible entrance for wheelchairs, disabled toilet facility and a lift to the Mezzanine level

Opening Times: Thursday-Sunday 11.00am – 4.30 pm
Christmas and New Year 26th December to January 5th inclusive

Photo Credits: © Copyright The Stanley Spencer Gallery

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