Compton Verney

Compton Verney
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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.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Compton Verney is closed for the winter. It will re-open to the public on Saturday 14 March 2015.

Admission charges

Prices subject to seasonal variations - please telephone for further information.
Adults with Gift Aid: £8.00 collections & grounds
Adults with Gift Aid: £15.00 collections, grounds & exhibition

Concessions with Gift Aid:(student in full time education, over 60 and unwaged £7.20/ £13.50
Child with Gift Aid: (aged 5-15) £3.00
Under 5s: Free
Family with Gift Aid: £16.00 collections & grounds

Discounts

  • Museums Association
  • International Council of Museums

Additional info

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.

Collection details

Fine Art, Film and Media, Design, Decorative and Applied Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • Gaspare Vanvitelli
  • Vesuvius
  • Sir William Hamilton
  • Volaire
  • Giuseppe Bonito
  • Paolo Popora
  • Tilman Riemenschneider
  • Lucas Cranach
  • Sir Joshua Reynolds
  • Henry VIII
  • Enid Marx
  • Margaret Lambert
  • Shang period
  • Zhou
  • Tang dynasty
  • Ming dynasty
  • Designated Collection
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

The Clearing

  • 1 April — 17 December 2017 *on now

The Clearing is a collaborative artwork by Alex Hartley and Tom James, which sets out to build a vision of the future in the grounds of Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park.

See a vision of the future in our park, based around a geodesic dome on the shores of the lake which the artists have built. Learn how to live in the world affected by social and climate change that’s coming our way. So far, 14 caretakers (and one baby) have occupied the dome, whilst a series of sold-out workshops have taught people how to build fires, dig toilets and forage for food.

Come and join us for the next instalment of workshops, feel what the future might feel like, and see how The Clearing evolves.

Website

http://www.the-clearing.info/

Unsilencing the Library

  • 28 June — 17 December 2017 *on now

his exciting reinterpretation, developed jointly with Oxford University, re-imagines the Women’s Library which was created in the Morning Room (beyond what is now the British portraits gallery) in around 1860 by Georgiana Verney, wife of the reclusive 17th Lord Willoughby de Broke. Georgiana was an enthusiastic champion of women’s reading, women’s education and ultimately, women’s suffrage, and this reinterpretation invites you to sit down, learn about Georgiana, the history of the room, and about what women read in the late Victorian era. You can also browse through the books chosen by our six guest curators – who range from actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson to students from nearby Kineton High School.

Website

http://www.comptonverney.org.uk/thing-to-do/unsilencing-the-library/2017-06-28/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Museums at Night with Robert Macfarlane & Jackie Morris

  • 28 October 2017 6-8:30pm
Sorry, fully booked

UPDATE: TICKETS TO THIS EVENT HAVE NOW SOLD OUT.

Join exhibition curator Antonia Harrison, writer Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris as they reveal the ideas and inspirations behind The Lost Words. The talk takes place in the Chapel followed by a book signing. Tickets includes exclusive entry to The Lost Words exhibition from 5pm and admission to our spectacular
IN-LIGHT II 'son et lumiere' projection following the talk.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Gold/Silver Members: £10
Non-members & Annual Pass Holders: £15*
*price includes entry to The Lost Words exhibition and In-Light II
Book by phone or pay on the day

Compton Verney
Warwick
Warwickshire
CV35 9HZ
England

Website

www.comptonverney.org.uk

Online shop

www.comptonverneyshop.org.uk

Memories of Compton Verney

www.memoriesofcomptonverney.org.uk

E-mail

General enquiries

info@comptonverney.org.uk

Telephone

01926 645500

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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