Museums at Night
To celebrate our 10th anniversary Compton Verney opened its doors from 5:30pm-8:30pm to join in the Museums at Night 2015 festival taking place over 15-17 May.
On Friday 16 May we offered a specials discounted price of £10 for our 10th birthday for the evening’s event.
Our Grounds manager Gary Webb started the evening off with a nature tour of the grounds, he’s so passionate about the landscape it over ran and these were the dedicated few who stayed on the tour.
Meanwhile the rest of the visitors had joined the tour for the Moore Rodin exhibition with Curator Verity Elson.
It was lovely to see the galleries full of visitors at this time of day. The sculptures were beautifully light to highlight the figures. We left out sketching materials for visitors to use inside the galleries.
Many people on the tour were listening and drawing at the same time.
Over in Forest school the fire had started and the night was drawing in.
We explored beastly bugs from under the logs and toasted marshmallows,
Verity finished the exhibition tour in the grounds looking at the sculptures outside.
All the tours were fully booked to capacity and visitors commented on the great experience to view the exhibition at dusk.
I’d like to thank everyone who took part and made this a successful evening.
With thanks to Gary, Verity, Alison, Alice, Vix and her husband on his birthday, Imogen, Lucy, Polly, Pam, Paul, Anni, Alan, Andrew and Security John.