The Stanley Spencer Gallery is devoted to the work of one of Britain’s greatest twentieth century painters, Sir Stanley Spencer RA (1891 – 1959). The Gallery was named by ArtFund in 2014 as being one the five most ‘unmissable’ small museums in the UK. It has a star in the latest edition of the Michelin Green Guide to Great Britain, the only gallery or museum between London and Oxford to have this accolade, and probably the only one in the UK which is entirely run by volunteers. It has also been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Spencer was born in 1891 in the family home in Cookham High Street. Whatever the current exhibition (there are usually two per year), the visitor can be assured of discovering more about Spencer’s extraordinary artistic skill, the vehicle for communicating his unique and challenging view of human existence.
High Street, Cookham, Berks SL6 9SJ
Tel: 01628 471885