Step out of the ordinary at Compton Verney with 120 acres of art, nature, and creativity. An extraordinary place filled with inspiration and imagination, outside and in. So, whether you are looking for fine art or forest art, family time or me time – this is a place of endless possibilities.
Compton Verney – Warwickshire’s award-winning art gallery! Escape the everyday to wander through the historic ‘Capability’ Brown landscape, marvel at the world-class art exhibitions or have fun in the outdoor adventure playground. All ages are welcome – and it’s just 9 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon.
There is something for everyone to enjoy. 120 acres of stunning parkland and lake surround an award-winning art gallery, with an outdoor adventure playground and a family friendly café and gift shop.
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.
Please note that due to special events, Explorer Passes cannot be used at Compton Verney on the following dates in 2024:
Tuesday 5th March – Wednesday 20th March (galleries closed)
Saturday 1st June
Sunday 9th June
Friday 21st June – Sunday 23rd June
Sunday 8th September