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Access

Compton Verney aims to be welcoming and accessible to all visitors. Download our Access Statement to help plan your visit. Compton Verney has been awarded 5 stars by Euan’s guide users.

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Our staff

All of our front of house staff have completed disability awareness training as part of their induction and are on hand to help. Some of them have also been trained as audio-described interpreters.

Our gallery staff are always on hand to help and enable you to discover more about the works of art on display. Please DO ask them if you want to know more.

We also provide free daily talks and tours on both our six permanent collections of art and our temporary exhibition. You can find out about which ones are available and book yourself on them when you arrive at the Ticket Desk.

Dogs

Assistance dogs only in the Gallery and main park, dogs on leads allowed in the Old Town Meadow only.

We welcome assistance dogs. A drinking bowl is available. Please ask a member of staff.

Accessible parking

There is disabled car parking in the main car-park if you wish to park and enjoy our wheelchair friendly footpaths through the landscaped gardens.

For visiting the gallery, there are a limited number of spaces in the courtyard for blue badge holders.

A shuttle is also available for all visitors to use. This takes you to and from the car park and gallery. Our shuttle is driven by volunteers so is run subject to volunteer availability.

Drop-off point

You are also welcome to drop off visitors at the front door to the gallery.

Access in the Welcome Centre

The Welcome Centre is fully accessible with level flooring throughout, automatic doors, disabled toilets, a low level counter for admission tickets and hearing loops.

Access in the park

From the car park up to the Gallery, there is a wheelchair and pushchair friendly route with even paths. Around the main gallery, there is a gravel pathway. Having recently restored many of the ‘Capability’ Brown footpaths on both sides of the lake they offer an accessible way for wheelchair users to enjoy the beauty of our park and explore its history. Paths are mown through the old town meadow in the summer.

Access in the gallery

The main entrance is ramped and the front door has an automatic open push pad. There are level floors throughout and a lift to all floors making them fully accessible to wheelchair and pushchair users.

Portable seating and wheelchairs

Stick stools and wheelchairs can be borrowed free of charge from the Information Desk upon arrival (subject to availability).

Concessionary admission and Carers’ Entry

Concessionary rates are available for visitors who are unwaged, aged over 60 or are students with valid identification. Carers’ entrance is free when escorting.

Group visits with specific requirements

Compton Verney welcomes and offers discounts to a wide range of community groups. To organise a group visit please call our Front of House Manager on 01926 645 516 or email groupbookings@comptonverney.org.uk

Deaf and hearing impaired visitors

There are fixed hearing loops in the Shop. Visitors can make use of this facility by switching their hearing aids to the ‘T’ position.

A portable induction loop is available for use in the Restaurant and Café. Please ask a member of staff if you wish to use this facility.

Hearing dogs are welcome.

Blind and visually impaired visitors

Large print guides are available in the galleries; please ask our gallery staff if you’d like to refer to one. Guides to all of our permanent collections can also be found in the collections section of Compton Verney’s website www.comptonverney.org.uk

Contact us on 01926 645 516 to organise an audio described tour.

Guide dogs are welcome.

Facilities

Accessible Toilets

Are available on all floors

Baby changing facilities

Are available on the ground and top floors.

Lifts

Are available to all floors.

Cloakroom

Is available on the ground floor just beyond the Shop. There are hangers for coats and lockers for large bags and rucksacs. Buggies can also be stored there if you prefer.

Restaurant and Café

Our waitress-serviced Restaurant and self-service Café are located on the ground floor. They are both fully accessible for wheelchair users. Our staff are very happy to help if you need assistance. Large print versions of the menu are available upon request.

Further information

Please contact us for further information 01926 645 500 or ask at the Welcome Centre upon arrival.

 

Access and our website

We hope you find this site easy to use, informative and accessible. If you have any suggestions on how we might improve it, or wish to report a problem, please contact us.

Online Accessibility

Compton Verney is committed to assisting those with special needs, and this website has been designed to be fully accessible to all – regardless of ability.

This site complies with the guidelines issued by the Web Accessibility Initiative, and those of the Disability Discrimination Act.

A Commitment to Web Standards

This site has been built to the latest web standards, issued by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Wherever possible, this site uses compliant XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Cross-browser, Cross-platform Support

This site has been tested on many combinations of browsers and platforms to ensure compatibility. If your browser is not displaying this site correctly, please let us know.

Errors

If you do find an error with the site please email us and we will do our best to correct the error.

Standards-compliant Code

This web site is built using code compliant with W3C standards for XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets. The site displays correctly in current browsers, and using standard HTML5 code means that any future browsers will also display this web site correctly.

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