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On Sunday 14 July, there will be a rolling road block in place from 9.30am – 10.30am on the B4086 from Compton Verney to Kineton for the Tempo 10km and Half-Marathon. Please plan your journey accordingly.

Access &
Your Visit

Compton Verney aims to be as accessible and inclusive as possible for our visitors. We are constantly learning and making improvements, and value feedback and suggestions.

Our staff are aware of the diversity of visitors’ access requirements and are here to support you. Get in touch if you have any specific queries about accessibility or would like more information to support your visit.

Frequently asked Questions

Do you have 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 volunteer operated shuttle which runs every week day and some weekends. The shuttle is fully accessible with an automatic ramp to take wheelchairs or those unable to step into the vehicle.

Can I bring an assistance dog?

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.

Where can I drop off people with access needs?

Once you have purchased your tickets at the Welcome Centre, if there is no shuttle bus service, 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.

Is the Welcome Centre accessible?

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 distance from the Welcome centre to the house is 426m with the path 1.7m wide at its narrowest point.

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

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 galleries?

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.

Access to 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 are available in the galleries and wheelchairs can be borrowed free of charge from the Shop upon arrival (subject to availability) or they can be pre-booked in advance by calling 01926 645 500 or emailing info@comptonverney.org.uk

Concessionary admission and carers' entry

Concessionary rates are available for young people (19-25), all under 18’s are free. Essential companions for adults visit for free.

We are pleased to accept Max Cards and up to 2 adults with a carer of a child ticket for £10 per adult. For more information about Max cards please visit their website www. mymaxcard.co.uk

Group visits

Compton Verney welcomes and offers discounts to groups of 15 or more.  To organise a group visit please email groupbookings@comptonverney.org.uk or phone us on 01926 645500.

d/Deaf and hard of hearing 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 also available, please ask a member of staff if you wish to use this facility.

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

Blind or 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.

Do you have accessible toilets?

Accessible toilets are located at the Welcome Centre, and on every floor of our galleries.

Are there baby changing facilities?

Baby changing facilities are located on the ground floor and second floor of our galleries.

Looking towards a door and two white collums in a blue art gallery with Neapolitan paintings and sculpture on the walls

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.