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Compton Verney

Compton Verney, Stratford-upon-Avon CV35 9HZ, England
01926 645500
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: This award winning art gallery near Stratford-upon-Avon offers enjoyable ways to experience art. Housed in a Grade I listed Robert Adam mansion set in... more » Owner description: This award winning art gallery near Stratford-upon-Avon offers enjoyable ways to experience art. Housed in a Grade I listed Robert Adam mansion set in Capability Brown landscaped parkland, Compton Verney is home to a growing collection of works of art from around the world including Naples 1600-1800, Germanic art 1450-1650, British portraits including Reynolds, exceptional collection of Chinese bronzes, unique collection of British Folk Art, the Marx-Lambert collection, plus an exciting program of changing exhibitions. « less
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London
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54 reviews 54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My family met for an occasion recently here and it was a delightful day out. The grounds and scenery are amazing We had dinner in the restaurant and there was an adequate selection to chose from. I will definitely come here again.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is such a brilliant, easy place to come even with very small children. Current British Folk Art exhibition is wittily as well as thoughtfully displayed and our toddler enjoyed it almost as much as we did. Staff are unfailingly helpful and friendly in the galleries, and restaurant, parkland, well-equipped playroom and playground offer welcome changes of scenery. Good clean... More

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warwickshire, UK
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I decided to join today as an annual member because it was really great value, £12 for the year rather than £8 per visit. The kids play area was great with balance beams, climbing frames, zip wire and swings. It even had hidden houses made of branches. We had a lovely lunch in the restaurant. The facilities were lovely and... More

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cornwall
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My friend and I visited here on our way to Stratford 3 weeks ago. The house is spacious and the exhibits very easy to see, no large crowds to hamper your enjoyment. Peace is everywhere, the gardens are fantastic and when we were there there was an exhibition of Rodin and Henry Moore sculptures in the grounds. An added bonus... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It`s been great to watch the renaissance of Compton Verney over the last 20 years, from virtual write-off wreck to today`s thriving centre. I love the combination of the Baroque architecture of the Georgian mansion with the ultra- cool glass and steel of the new extension, it`s really inspiring. The collections are eclectic in the best sense ie there`s something... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful day with my children and friends. We took part in the summer children's activities and enjoyed making sculpture with the clay. The staff assisting the children was very friendly and quick to get us set up and enjoying making our models. We then enjoyed a picnic on the benches in the beautiful grounds before going to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

My son (18 months) and I love Compton Verney. My son loves running around the grounds. We both love the playground as it has something for everyone. I enjoy walking around the galleries. You always see something new each time you visit. The exhibitions are well thought out. I ate in the restaurant on Mother's Day, which was lovely and... More

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England
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Having read other tripadvisor reviews I can only think that the CV management simply ignore them. We visited on a beautiful sunny afternoon, the car park was almost full of cars, oddly the galleries were almost empty, which for us was lovely. Where were those people? On to the house, we decided to eat before exploring the art. It was... More

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visitor080, Manager at Compton Verney, responded to this review

Please be assured that management at Compton Verney does not ignore the reviews posted on TripAdvisor. Visitor feedback is very important to us and we take the time to read all the reviews posted and to respond to those where visitors feel that they have had a less than satisfactory experience. This year September fell in between exhibitions and although... More

Worcester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place was rather busy on Sunday afternoon. This was my first visit to the restaurant, so I was pondering what to have for lunch. Lots of people seemed to have the leak and sweet potato soup, but I was after something more substantial than that. So, I’ve ordered the chicken supreme, which was a chicken breast stuffed with spinach... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have to agree with one of the other reviews regarding the restaurant. The service is dreadfully slow. Meet and greet is unprofessional and uninviting. It took nearly half an hour just waiting for someone to take our order. The sides orders came too late to enjoy with the meal and they’d run out of wedges, but supplied small roast... More

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