Magnum Photos: Where Ideas Are Born, David Batchelor: Colour Is and our permanent collections will be open on Saturday 25 June. Please note that due to a wedding taking place, the Ground Floor Galleries will be closed from 2.30pm.

Silent Space

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PEACEFUL TIME IN GREEN SPACES

Available all year in our opening hours.

From 2019, a grassy clearing in Compton Verney’s historic Ice House Coppice has been labelled as Silent Space. The space, an oasis of tranquillity, offers shelter, filtered sunlight, and apart from visitors passing on the nearby footpath, or a distant passing car; remains a space that is peaceful and serene. The space is bordered by mature oak trees, a towering Wellingtonia and establishing Indian Bean Tree, and tucked away in shrubbery hollows are habitat piles and a range of bird and bat boxes. Ornamental planting has been returning to this area for some time, and will continue to develop as this area finds a new use in the form of Silent Space.

For more information go to silentspace.org.uk