Sandham Memorial Chapel

Basingstoke and Deane

Type:Church / Chapel

Harts Lane, Burghclere, Hampshire, RG20 9JT

Tel: +44 (0)1635 278394

Sandham Memorial Chapel, NT and Amanda Findlay


This red-brick chapel was built in the 1920s for the artist, Stanley Spencer to fill with murals inspired by his experiences in the First World War.

Influenced by Giotto's Arena Chapel in Padua, Spencer took five years to complete what is arguably his finest achievement. The Chapel is set amidst lawns and orchards with views across Watership Down.

Note: as there is no lighting in the Chapel, it is best to visit on a bright day.

Visitors are advised to check the website or phone before visiting and note there is a pre booked timed ticketing system in operation. Tickets will be available via the website and groups can pre book on closed days. .

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£9.00 per ticket
Child ticket£4.50 per ticket
Family ticket£22.50 per ticket
Adult with Gift Aid£10.00 per ticket
Child With Gift Aid£5.00 per ticket
Family with Gift Aid£25.00 per ticket



  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Call in advance or email to check
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Call in advance or email to check
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Induction Loop System
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Dogs welcome - outside chapel only
  • Guided tours
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages

Parking & Transport

  • Free parking
  • On site parking - parking is opposite
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Village Location

Specialist Features

  • Educational Groups

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Four miles south of Newbury. Follow the brown heritage signs from A34 or A339.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest railway station - 3.8 miles (6.1km) Newbury. Nearest airport - 27.2 miles (43.8km) Southampton.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

6 May – 1 Oct extended opening at weekends to 5pm (1 Mar 2024 - 29 Oct 2024)
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00
Open (30 Oct 2024 - 17 Dec 2024)
Monday - ThursdayClosed
Friday - Sunday11:00 - 15:00

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