Compton Verney

Compton Verney

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Compton Verney

Compton Verney is an independent art gallery and museum housed in a transformed eighteenth-century Robert Adam house, set within 120 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown-designed landscape and located in rural South Warwickshire.

The gallery opened to the public in 2004 and attracts about 50,000 visitors per year. It houses six permanent collections (Neapolitan paintings 1600-1800, Northern European paintings and sculpture 1450-1650, British portraits, ancient Chinese bronzes, and British folk art) and mounts three to five major exhibitions each year. Past exhibitions have included Vincent van Gogh, Francis Bacon and Peter Greenaway, as well as thematic shows such as The Fabric of Myth, The Naked Portrait and The Artist's Studio.

We want to share our passion for art with as many people as possible. We run a range of day-long education projects for visiting school and college students of all ages, and a programme of adult art workshops and creative activities, all linked to our collections and exhibitions. We are also restoring the historic features of the landscape and installing art works and other items in the grounds to add to visitors' enjoyment.

Founded 1993

  • Compton Verney chapel

    We are raising money for subsequent phases of restoration works to our ‘Capability’ Br... More