Memories of Compton Verney
Tickets & General enquiries
Visitors of all ages are warmly welcomed to this award-winning art gallery. Housed in a grade I listed Robert Adam mansion and surrounded by stunning 'Capability' Brown landscaped parkland, Compton Verney offers a great day out.
Be enthralled by our programme of exhibitions,explore art from around the world and stroll along our woodland walk. All this alongside an exciting events programme, including fun family activities, adult workshops, tours, lectures and talks.
This museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.
Gallery, Garden, parklands or rural site
Saturday 26 March - Sunday 11 December 2011
Tues to Sun and Bank Holiday Mons, 11.00 - 17.00
Closed: Mondays (excluding Bank Holidays)
Prices subject to seasonal variations - please telephone for further information.
Adults with Gift Aid: £4.40 collections & grounds
Adults with Gift Aid: £11.00 collections, grounds & exhibition 26.03.11 - 05.06.11 & 15.10.11 - 11.12.11
Adults with Gift Aid: £13.00 collections, grounds & exhibition 25.06.11 - 02.10.11
Concessions with Gift Aid:(student in full time education, over 60 and unwaged £3.60 / £ 8.80 / £10.50
Child with Gift Aid: (aged 5-15) £2.00 / £2.00 / £2.00
Under 5s: Free
Family with Gift Aid: £10.00 collections & grounds
- Museums Association
- International Council of Museums
Assistance dogs welcome
The collection of Archaic Chinese bronzes at Compton Verney is a Designated Collection of national importance.
The 79 Archaic Chinese bronzes from the Shang, Zhou and Han Dynasties (1500-206 BC), with additional, later, bronze-shaped objects made from ceramic and cloisonné, make up an important collection. These objects, associated with ancestor worship, are the chief testimony to the earliest artistic and technological achievements of the Chinese. The earliest pottery vessel in the collection dates back to the Neolithic period (4500-2000 BC).
Compton Verney is also home to a growing collection of nationally and internationally significant art from around the world. The collections include paintings from Naples (1600-1800), Northern European, British Portraits, Chinese, British Folk Art and the Marx Lambert Collection.
Fine Art, Film and Media, Design, Decorative and Applied Art
Key artists and exhibits
- Gaspare Vanvitelli
- Sir William Hamilton
- Giuseppe Bonito
- Paolo Popora
- Tilman Riemenschneider
- Lucas Cranach
- Sir Joshua Reynolds
- Henry VIII
- Enid Marx
- Margaret Lambert
- Shang period
- Tang dynasty
- Ming dynasty
- Designated Collection
Bellini, Botticelli, Titian… 500 years of Italian Art
This spectacular exhibition comprises forty of the City of Glasgow’s greatest Italian paintings – the finest and most comprehensive civic collection in the UK, and mostly unseen outside Glasgow.
The works are of the highest quality and richness and chronicle a remarkable time span from 1400 - 1900, demonstrating the gradual move from religious to secular subjects.
This outstanding exhibition includes landscapes, portraits and devotional works from the Renaissance by artists such as Giovanni Bellini, Sandro Botticelli, Titian, Salvator Rosa and Francesco Guardi.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a redisplay of works within Compton Verney’s own Neapolitan Collection in the first Naples gallery.
Exhibition organised by Glasgow Museums.
- Any age
Turner and Constable: sketching from nature Works from the Tate collection
Compton Verney will premiere this major exhibition which includes approximately 60 works by Turner, Constable and their contemporaries.
These works from the Tate collection provide a unique exploration of how the art of oil sketching in the landscape, rather than in the studio, became fashionable in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
The exhibition gives an insight into the different approach each artist used for oil sketching, illustrating how different artists approached similar subjects – at a time when oil sketching en plein air was still comparatively unusual.
- Any age
Outside In: Central
This exhibition showcases new and innovative work by selected artists from eight counties in the central region which includes Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Leicestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and the West Midlands.
Outside In presents work by artists who feel excluded from the art world for a variety of reasons which may include health, disability or social circumstance or because their work does not conform to what is normally considered as art.
Selected by a panel of representatives from Pallant House Gallery (originators of Outside In), Compton Verney and experts in the arts world, the exhibition will feature up to 20 artists, some of whom have also worked with Compton Verney to themselves select a work from Compton Verney’s important British Folk Art collection to show alongside their own.
- Any age