Compton Verney is home to six diverse collections of nationally and internationally significant art from around the world, including British Folk Art, Chinese bronzes, British Portraits and works from Northern Europe and Naples. You can also find objects of inspiration and original textile designs by Enid Marx in our Marx-Lambert Collection.
For art lovers the changing programme of world-class exhibitions will delight. Its 2016 season of exhibitions brings captivating insights into Shakespeare’s world, life in the 1950s, Queen Victoria’s Parisian sojourn, Picasso’s foray into printmaking and the landmark works of ‘Capability’ Brown to the award-winning national gallery in Warwickshire. To help you get the most from your visit sign up for one of the free daily tours.
The gallery is set within 120 acres of Grade II listed park, landscaped by 'Capability' Brown, the most eminent landscape architect of the eighteenth-century. Today the grounds still reflect his 'pleasure grounds' of sweeping grassland, ornamental lake and Cedars of Lebanon for which Brown is famous. On the walk from the car park you can enjoy Brown's footpaths through the woodland, stopping off to admire the viewpoints he created, which today make great photo opportunities.
Families and children are welcomed with plenty for every member of your family to enjoy. Children will have a brilliant time in the adventure playground, playing in the willow tunnels and discovering nature with the free trails. There are also trails and arty activities inside in the Discovery Room and every school holiday, so there's always lots on offer to capture the imagination, stimulate the mind and keep you and your children happy.