Access

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

Our staff

All of our staff and volunteers 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.

Assistance Dogs

We welcome assistance dogs throughout the Gallery and Park. Assistance dogs in training are also welcome, please make sure that tabards or collar/lead tags are visible.

Accessible parking

We have 12 dedicated Blue Badge parking bays in the car park, located in front of the Welcome Centre. The footpaths throughout the Park are wheelchair friendly with a few slight inclines. If you’d rather have a lift up to the Gallery there is a fully accessible minibus shuttle which runs throughout the day . The shuttle has an automatic ramp to take wheelchairs or those unable to step into the vehicle.

Drop-off point

Once you have purchased your tickets at the Welcome Centre, you are also welcome to drop off visitors at the front door to the gallery. Please let the team in the Welcome Centre know that you will be doing this and the driver will need to return the car directly to the car park.

Access in the Welcome Centre

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

Access in the park

Throughout the park there are footpaths which have either a tarmac or compacted gravel surface. There are a few inclines in places.

The dipping pond and bird hide are accessed by boardwalks and paths which are wheelchair accessible.

Throughout the Park we have picnic benches that are adapted for wheelchairs.

The path to the ferry and the ferry itself is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs due the narrow path and stepped access to the ferry.

The courtyard and the path around the outside of the building is loose gravel, although an alternative routes through the Gallery is available.

Access in the gallery

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

The Chapel

The Chapel is located behind the gallery and can be reached via footpaths. Please be aware that there is a reasonably steep incline.  We can assist you with this if required.

There is ramp access to the Chapel. The footpath directly in front of the Chapel has a loose gravel surface.

Portable seating and wheelchairs

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

Concessionary admission and Carers’ Entry

Concessionary rates are available for visitors who are unwaged, young people aged 16 – 26, Senior Citizens ages 65+, people with disabilities and full time carers and Universal Credit Recipients, Students and Serving Military Personnel.

Essential Companions admission is free when escorting the person they care for. We also offer a free membership for essential companions; please contact Jo Ward for more details: jo.ward@comptonverney.org.uk or 01926 645556

Group visits with specific requirements

Compton Verney welcomes and offers discounts to groups of 15 or more.  To organise a group visit please call our Visitor Experience Manager on 01926 645516 or email groupbookings@comptonverney.org.uk

Deaf and hearing impaired visitors

There are fixed hearing loops in the Welcome Centre and 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 Compton Kitchen.  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 freely available in the galleries. Please ask a member of staff if you’d like to refer to one.

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

Guide dogs are welcome.

Facilities

Accessible Toilets

Accessible toilets are available on all .

Baby changing facilities

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 rucksacks.  Buggies can also be stored there if you prefer.

Compton Kitchen

The self-service Compton Kitchen is located on the ground floor. Staff are very happy to help if you need assistance.

Further information

For further information or if you’d like to discuss particular accessibility requirements for your visit please call 01926 645 500 or email us info@comptonverney.org.uk. You can also ask at the Welcome Centre on arrival.

 

Access to 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

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