Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park

Compton Verney
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Discover the unique delights of Compton Verney, where there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 120 acres of stunning parkland and lake surround an award-winning art gallery, with a family friendly café and gift shop.

Escape the everyday to wander through our historic ‘Capability’ Brown landscape, marvel at our world-class art exhibitions or have fun in our outdoor adventure playground. All ages are welcome – we’re just 9 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Open Tue - Sun
Park 10.30am - 6pm
Exhibitions, Galleries and Activities 11am - 5pm
Compton Kitchen 10.30am - 4.30pm

Admission charges

Day Ticket
Adult: £15 with Gift Aid, £13.60 without Gift Aid
Family: £33 with Gift Aid, £30 without Gift Aid
Child 5-15: £5
Under 5s: FREE


  • 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
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.

The March of the Imagination

  • 26 — 28 October 2018
  • 2 — 4 November 2018
  • 9 — 11 November 2018

This year’s event will illuminate and respond to our historic landscape and house while drawing inspiration from our major summer exhibition The Marvellous Mechanical Museum, which explored the world of automata from the 17th century to today. Over three weekends in October and November artist duo Musson+Retallick will be transforming Compton Verney’s landscape with their extraordinary light and sound installations.

This new artwork will consist of five light installations which all explore the relationship between the human mind and machines, questioning what it means to be human. Visitors to the event will become part of the installation by following a migration of 4000 reflective forms through the park, controlling lighting like performers on a stage, peering into a cinematic world where the latest technology mixes with Victorian invention and passing through an illuminated landscape into a chapel of sound.

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Suitable for

  • Any age


Adults: £10
Child: £5
Book before the end of September and get your tickets for £8 per adult, £3 per child!


Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park
CV35 9HZ


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General enquiries


01926 645500

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