Sandham Memorial Chapel and
Whitchurch Silk Mill

Tuesday 10th May 2022

There is one place left on this visit.

The visit is open to non-Members to book.

Full day visit including:

  • Refreshments on arrival

  • Morning at Sandham Memorial Chapel – world famous, containing Sir Stanley Spencer's visionary paintings

  • Afternoon moving on to Whitchurch Silk Mill - a working museum, to ensure the survival of winding and weaving silk using traditional machinery and methods.

  • Light lunch with coffee at the Mill

  • Price: £52.50 (or £44.50 for National Trust members*) BACS transfer preferred. Cheque payments incur a 40p surcharge due to the charges our bank makes for clearing cheques.

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N.B. This visit includes steps, steep paths and uneven brick paths.

It is advisable that you complete and bring an “In Case of Emergency” (ICE) form on the day. The ICE form can be downloaded by clicking on the button below. The form is a note of your essential medical details in the unfortunate event of an accident or illness during the visit, when it would be passed to paramedics. It is not read by any of our Society.


SANDHAM MEMORIAL CHAPEL

Sandham Memorial Chapel is a National Trust property, and can be regarded as England’s Sistine Chapel. Painted by Stanley Spencer in the 1920s, the large-scale frescoes depict his life experiences, including service in World War I. Our guided tour will be in two groups, and you can enjoy the exhibition, garden and orchard with apple trees in blossom while not in the Chapel.

*National Trust Members don't forget to bring your NT Membership Cards for free entry to Sandham Memorial Chapel.

WHITCHURCH SILK MILL

Whitchurch Silk Mill is our afternoon destination, where the craft of silk weaving has been passed down through generations. Today that heritage is represented in the organzine, twills and herringbones, with fresh contemporary designs and classic colourways, being woven on this carefully protected site.