Compton Verney

Overview

Warwickshire’s award-winning art gallery.

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.

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 welcome.

Visitor Info

Directions

Compton Verney is situated 9 miles south-east of Stratford-upon-Avon on the B4086 between Wellesbourne and Kineton. From the M40 take junction 12 and follow the brown signs.

The nearest railway stations are Leamington Spa, Banbury and Stratford-upon-Avon. We are approximately a 25 minute taxi ride from each.

We have a large car park, for which there is no charge for visitors. Spaces are also available in front of the gallery for blue badge holders. A shuttle service from the car park to the gallery is available throughout the season subject to volunteer availability.

Admission prices

Collections and grounds admission:

Adult £8, Concessions £7.20, Family £16, Child (5-15) £3, Under 5’s Free

Exhibition, collections & grounds admission:

Adult £15, Concessions £13.50, Family £30, Child (5-15) £3, Under 5’s Free. All prices include Gift Aid

For more information, plan your visit here

Opening hours

Open: Saturday 19 March to Sunday 11 December 2016

Times: Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, from 11am – 5pm

Last entry to the Galleries is 30 minutes before closing

Park closes one hour after advertised Gallery closing

CLOSED from Monday 12 December 2016 to Friday 17 March 2017

Accessible parking

There is disabled car-parking in the main car-park if you wish to park and enjoy our wheelchair friendly footpaths through the landscaped gardens. For visiting the gallery, there are a limited number of spaces in the courtyard for blue badge holders. A shuttle is available for all visitors to use. This takes you to and from the car park and gallery. Our shuttle is driven by volunteers so is run subject to volunteer availability.

Drop-off point

You are also welcome to drop off visitors at the front door to the gallery.

Access in the park

From the car park up to the Gallery there is a wheelchair and pushchair friendly route with even paths. Around the main gallery there is a gravel pathway. There are only mown paths around the East, South and West lawns.

Access in the gallery

The main entrance is ramped and the front door has an automatic open push pad. There are level floors throughout and a lift to all floors making them fully accessible to wheelchair and pushchair users. Accessible toilets are available on all floors. Large print guides are available in the galleries.

Portable seating and wheelchairs can be borrowed free of charge from the Information Desk upon arrival (subject to availability).

For full access details click here.

Family friendly facilities

  • 120 acres of park to explore and play in
  • Children’s adventure playground
  • Willow tunnels and nature’s art box
  • Free trails and explorer backpacks to discover more about the park outside and the art inside
  • Creative activities for all the family every school holiday

The Restaurant and Café offers a range of child friendly options. Highchairs are provided. Baby changing and feeding facilities are available on the ground and second floor. Hipseats are available from the ticket desk for carrying older children. All galleries are accessible to prams and pushchairs with lifts to all floors. For more details see the family section of the website.

Group Bookers

Pre-booked adult groups of 15+ receive discounted admission, free introductory talk and special offers in the café. There is also a designated area for coach parking.

Accessibility

Conferences & meetings

Set in the heart of England, Compton Verney is easily accessible from the M40, M42 or M5 and within easy reach of Birmingham International airport. Banbury, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Leamington Spa are only a twenty minute drive away, with rail links direct to London and the rest of the country, making it suitable for all manner of events.

If you’re looking for an inspirational venue for your next conference or event with an exclusive private view, art and creative workshop or lecture, please get in touch.

Weddings

Whether your preference is for the most intimate ceremony and reception with your closest friends and family or a lavish mansion house affair with perfect photographic backdrops, Compton Verney is the ideal solution.

Recently included in Brides Magazine top 100 wedding venues, we can cater for a variety of wedding sizes. Choose from our range of beautiful locations, from the spectacular Adam Hall with its marble floor and ornate ceiling, to one of our more intimate gallery spaces for your civil ceremony, wedding breakfast or reception drinks and photographs.

Our dedicated Events Manager and an experienced Events Team will guide you through every step of the way. They are on hand before the event to help you plan your special day and will be there on the day for those inevitable last minute tweaks, leaving you and your guests to relax and enjoy the day.

Facilities

Food & Drink

Restaurant open 11am – 4.30pm, lunch served 12 noon – 3pm.

Sit back and enjoy waitress service as you choose from a menu of freshly prepared food. Perfect for lunch or a traditional afternoon tea. Child friendly options available.

Café open, 11am – 4.30pm.

Serving light snacks, hot and cold drinks. A great meeting point or pit stop for families.

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