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Tue 1 August, 10.30amSun 6 August, 4.30pm


There are over 500 walk-up tickets available every day. Pre-book tickets are now sold out.
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Compton Verney is welcoming the ‘Timisien’ Luminarium this August!

Since 1992, Architects of Air’s luminaria have enchanted over 3 million visitors in more than 40 countries around the world- the Timisien has been to Madrid, Sydney, Barcelona, Los Angeles and now it is coming to Compton Verney for the first time. Visitors have the chance to explore the sculpture, experiencing the beauty of light and colour as they move through a dazzling maze of domes, columns and tunnels of the Luminarium. The Luminarium is half the size of a Rugby Pitch and each of the domes immerses people in a unique environment.

Timisien takes its name from the Romanian city of Timișoara, whose European Capital of Culture celebration was to have been the première presenter until the pandemic arrived. Comprised of 20 domes in total, 18 of the 20 domes form the central labyrinth that is the most disorientating part of the luminarium. Colour is brought into these domes via ‘skylights’, unobtrusive finials surmounting each of Timisien’s 21 domes. The finials control colour and intensity in each dome where they shine below and encourage the visitor to look up.

The addition of two spacious outer domes is to give visitors respite from their wandering in the maze. Stretching high over visitors’ heads the expansive canopy of the monumental Main Dome features a rare heptagonal motif from Islamic traditional architecture. The smaller outer dome is inspired by Gaudi’s Casa Guell.

The 40+ meter exhibition is truly unique experience for visitors who will have the chance to be immersed in a world of light and colour.

Tuesday 1 – Sunday 6 August, 10:30am – 4:30pm (Last admission)

Those under the age of 16 are required to be accompanied by an adult (1 adult for every 4 children and young people). Please note individuals must leave their shoes and belongings at the entrance area of the Luminarium whilst going through the experience.

To get a glimpse into world of luminarium, please visit: http://www.architects-of-air.com/

Digbeth Dining Club will also be here! Tasty street food will be available from*:

4-6 August:

  • Cheeky Maharaja
  • Notty Bites

Adults – £8 per person (discounts to £8 for members)
19-25 year olds – £8
NHS Workers – £8
Children (under 18) – £6 per person
Children under 2 – free
Carer – free

This event also requires a valid day ticket or membership

Luminarium and Access FAQs

To find out more about access at Compton Verney please visit the access page. 

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable

*Please note these vendors are subject to change.