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 east of Stratford- upon- Avon on the B4086 between Wellesbourne and Kineton. From the M40 take junction 12 and follow the brown signs marked for Compton Verney. The nearest railway stations are Leamington Spa, Stratford- upon- Avon or Banbury. We are approximately a 25 minute taxi ride from each.

2019 Opening times

Open Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays from 16 March

Park 10:30am- 6pm, last entry 4pm

Exhibitions, Galleries & Activities 11am-5pm, last entry 4pm

Compton Kitchen 10:30am- 4:30pm

Please note that we close 1 hour earlier from Tuesday 5 November.

2019 Daily Admission Prices

Peak Admission including Special Exhibitions, Permanent Collections and Grounds

16 March- 16 June, 6 July-22 September and 12 October- 15 December

Adult- £14.50

Concession- £13.50

Child 5-15 – £5.50

Off- Peak Admission including Permanent Collections and Grounds

17 June- 5 July, September 23-11 October

Adult- £10.00

Concession- £9.00

Child 5-15- £5.00

Under 5s go FREE

Parking

We have a large car park, for which there is no charge for visitors. There are 12 dedicated Disabled parking bays located in front of the Welcome Centre. The footpaths up to the gallery are wheelchair and pushchair friendly with a few slight inclines. We also have a shuttle service to and from the gallery available for all visitors to use. The shuttle is fully accessible and has an automatic ramp to take wheelchairs or those unable to step into the vehicle.

Drop-off point

You are welcome to drop visitors off in front of the main door to the gallery. Please return your car directly to the car park.

Access in the park

From the car park to the gallery, there is a wheelchair and pushchair friendly route with even paths. Around the main gallery there is a gravel pathway. We have recently restored footpaths on both sides of the lake offering an accessible way for wheelchair users to explore the park. Paths are mown through the old town meadow in the summer.

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 floor.
  • Large print guides are available in the galleries.
  • Portable seating and wheelchairs can be borrowed free of charge from the shop upon arrival (subject to availability)

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 Compton Kitchen café offers a range of child friendly options. Highchair are provided. Baby changing and feed 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.

Group booking

Pre- booked adult groups of 15+ receive discounted admissions, 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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