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Compton Verney

An art gallery room with red and purple walls, displaying several framed paintings and exhibits. The central painting appears to depict a biblical or mythological scene with figures in a lush, forested setting. A bench is placed in the centre of the room for viewing the artworks.
Installation view, Reunited- The Lamentation Altarpiece. © Compton Verney, photo by Jamie Woodley

Explore the

In addition to our regularly changing temporary exhibitions, visitors can enjoy our six permanent art collections – Folk Art, Portraits and Miniatures, Marx-Lambert, Northern Europe, Naples and Chinese Bronzes.

Art at Compton Verney

A sculpture of a horse and carriage stands in a meadow overlooking a neoclassical building
Sculpture in the Park- Perceval, Sarah Lucas. Photo © Compton Verney, by Jamie Woodley

Spend time 

in the Grounds

A place to stretch your legs and your mind.

An escape. A canvas. A dog walk. A park. A playground. A picnic. A new perspective. A breath of fresh air.

Explore outdoors

A woman and young girl play with materials in the Adam Hall at Compton Verney


There are so many family friendly activities to get involved with at Compton Verney. We have a free and inclusive play offer for all ages and abilities. You’ll discover resources to explore the galleries, creative making in the Discovery Room, as well as play blocks, sandpits and a fantastic playground in the woodland.

Kids and Families


Two peoples speak in a cafe with mugs of hot drink. The interior is wooden panelling and lit-up artworks on the wall.
Photo by Fisher Studios

Eat, drink & Relax

Take a break in your day and tuck into a fresh, seasonal and locally sourced meal or light snack in our café. The perfect spot for relaxing and catching up with friends and family or refuelling for the next leg of your Compton Verney adventure. Whatever it is, our team will be delighted to welcome you.

Café at Compton Verney

A green, red, and pink tote bag with images of Compton Verney spills open on a white background with Compton Verney gift shop items including a pink glasses case, colourful mug, a bookmark.

Visit the shop

Shop a range of bespoke products and ranges from local designers all from the comfort of your own home with our online shop. It’s got everything you need from unique jewellery to stylish homeware, and you can even get your hands on a Compton Verney guidebook, we have something perfect for every occasion.

Visit the online shop