Coming Soon ……..

Our exciting new exhibition “Mind and Mortality” will open on 4th November and will feature Spencer’s final portraits.

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Bequeathed by Sir Edward Marsh through the Contemporary Art Society 1953© Estate of Stanley Spencer
Self -Portrait 1914 (Tate)

So who was Stanley Spencer ?

Born in Cookham, a truly distinctive student at the Slade, studying alongside such luminaries as Paul Nash, Dora Carrington and Christopher Nevinson. Acclaimed as highly influential on mid twentieth century painters such as Hockney, Freud, Bacon, and latterly, Emin.… David Bowie was a collector of Spencer works, Billy Connolly is an enthusiast….  Stanley continually surprises those who get to know him.… will you ? 

Our Current Exhibition.

1st April – 31st October 2021

The exhibition Love, Art, Loss: The Wives of Stanley Spencer opened in mid-August

Spencer’s work was dominated by his relationships with his two wives, Hilda Carline and Patricia Preece.  Their joint lives form a compelling art historical and human story.  Add to this Spencer’s passion for his home village of Cookham and his spiritual and physical need for all three inspirations of his art and this exhibition is an unmissable event

Highlights are Hilda Carline’s defiant early self-portrait (on loan from Tate), Spencer’s own portrait of Patricia Preece (on loan from Southampton City Art Gallery) and a rarely seen self-portrait from Patrica Preece’s partner Dorothy Hepworth.  Other works are from the Stanley Spencer Gallery collection, private owners and other galleries.


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Chatto & Windus
Almanack 1927

Take a virtual walk through Cookham with Stanley
Follow in his footsteps through the village where you'll see some of of his most iconic paintings alongside how it looks today.
Let's Go !

Opening Times

Summer 2021 (1st April – 31st October)
Open Daily 10:30am – 5:30pm

Winter (5th November 2020 – 31st March 2021)
Open Daily 11am – 4:30pm
Thurs – Sun only

Admission Prices

Adults £6
Seniors & Students £4.50
Art Fund £3

Free Entry for:
Friends of the Gallery, Carers, Accompanied Children (under 16)

Find Us

Cookham is in Berkshire, 4 miles from Maidenhead, 30 miles from London and 19 miles from Reading.

The address is High St, Cookham, Berkshire, SL6 9SJ, UK

There is a small carpark near the Gallery and other parking around the village.  The Cookham branch railway line connects at Maidenhead with the Reading/Paddington line.  The Gallery is a level 10 minute walk from the station.


How we'll keep you safe during your visit.