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Sandham Memorial Chapel

World famous chapel containing Stanley Spencer's visionary paintings

Harts Lane, Burghclere, near Newbury, Hampshire, RG20 9JT

Sandham Memorial Chapel from the front under a bright blue sky with white clouds

Important notice

Due to the recent heavy rain, there is limited parking in the car park. Our accessible parking is available for blue badge holders and is situated behind the Chapel.

Planning your visit

Two rabbits looking at the sun rising over Watership Down in a painting by Aldo Galli

Display: Life on Watership Down by Aldo Galli 

Open 11am-3pm, Thursdays to Sundays between 21 March and 23 June. Also Bank Holiday Mondays on 1 April, 6 May and 27 May 2024. With Sandham Memorial Chapel located on the edge of Watership Down, see beautiful illustrations commissioned by author Richard Adams to accompany the 40th anniversary edition of his famous novel. Paintings by the Hampshire-based artist Aldo Galli show the local landscape - including the Down - together with wildlife and flowers as described in the much-loved children's tale. Suitable for all ages, entry to the display is included in normal admission.

Two people in shallow focus look up at the paintings in Sandham Memorial Chapel

Group visits to Sandham Memorial Chapel 

Bring your adult or school group to Sandham Memorial Chapel in Burghclere in Hampshire and learn more about the First World War, Stanley Spencer, art and social history.

A close up of a dog and visitor

Visiting Sandham Memorial Chapel with your dog

Dogs are welcome on a short lead throughout the gardens and orchard at Sandham Memorial Chapel. Only assistance dogs are able to enter the Chapel and exhibition. Sandham has a one pawprint rating as we offer canine visitors a water bowl and lots of interesting wildlife smells in the garden.

Visitors on a walk with their dog in Heddon Valley, Devon

Visiting National Trust places with your dog 

If you’re bringing your dog to the places we care for, here’s information on the Canine Code and pawprint rating system to plan your visit.

Two visitors exploring the garden in spring at Quarry Bank, Cheshire


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