Our Summer Exhibition is now open and will run until the end of October .

Click here for more details of the exhibition.

The Gallery is run solely by volunteers.  If you would like to make a donation go to our CAF donations page. Thank you.

Cookham Rise 1938 - Collection of Leamington Spa Gallery

Stanley Spencer Gallery – Cookham Rise Walk

Stanley Spencer lived in Cookham Rise from 1944 to 1958 and painted several locations there. To coincide with the summer exhibition, the Gallery has created a new guided walk of about an hour starting at the railway station and finishing at the Methodist Church. The walk will provide local history, as well as showing the location of ‘Cookham Rise Cottages’ and other paintings set in Cookham Rise. One of these is now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The guided walks are taking place on Saturday 11th June at 10.00am and Thursday 23rd June at 2.00pm. To book your place, (cost £10 per person), and for any further details, contact Keith Le Page at groups@stanleyspencer.org.uk.

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 ? 

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 2022 (1st April – 31st October)
Open Daily 10:30am – 5:30pm

Winter (5th November 2022 – 31st March 2023)
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)

Finding 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.