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Compton Verney

Address: Compton Verney, Stratford-upon-Avon CV35 9HZ, England
Phone Number: 01926 645500
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: This award winning art gallery near Stratford-upon-Avon offers enjoyable ways to experience art...
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Type: Art museums, 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 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

well worth getting the years membership if you are local so you can go there just for the afternoon. The food is excellent. You need to check what is on that day. Ideal for families

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We've visited several times, once in the summer when they had children's activities including a butterfly hunt and burns of prey, another time when they had a forest school and another time with the inlaws for cake and tea. The grounds tickets are of good value, especially when they have events on. Each time the people employed for the events... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My daughter and fiancé were married here on 20 dec. it's a beautiful venue, full of character and atmosphere, Harriett the wedding coordinator and staff are wonderful and food was fabulous, we would not hesitate to recommend it further.

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visitor080, Events Manager at Compton Verney, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review about your daughter’s wedding at Compton Verney. We are pleased that you had such a fantastic day. We hope to welcome you, your daughter and her new husband back to Compton Verney soon More 

Belfast
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3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I've visited Compton Verney twice now and if I am around this area I will make a point of going back. The Gallery consistently shows interesting and excellently curated exhibitions. The grounds are beautiful and well worth a walk around. The restaurant is lovely and has great food if you want a snack or a meal.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Compton Verney Art Gallery is set in the Warks countryside not far off the M40. Some of the exhibits are art in name only and some paintings are very good indicators of the times they were painted in. I walked around thinking my grandsons could have done better with some of the more modern 'art' which definitely left me in... More 

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visitor080, General Manager at Compton Verney, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Compton Verney. We are delighted that you and your grandsons enjoyed our grounds. In regards to entertaining children, we would like to let you know that we aim to help families engage with our collections, exhibitions and grounds. To do this we provide a range of self-lead family activities from backpacks and trails to the Resource... More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This restored country house only 10 minutes west of the M40 north of Banbury is a hidden treasure. From dereliction it has been restored and reimagined for the public to enjoy the gardens (in the Capability Brown manner), the house and the galleries, alongside and excellent shop, cafe and restaurant. Car parking was excellent and there is a shuttle bus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We are members and go to all the exhibitions. It is great value with 4-5 different ones each year. The Moore Rodin this year was amzing and made good use of the landscape. Keep a lookout for what is on - there are always something interesting and the permanent collection of folk art and portraits will appeal to your children... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Easy-to-find location, good parking, nice walk to the house. The exhibition was expertly staged and well signed, the staff helpful and knowledgeable. The restaurant was satisfactory and everything reasonably priced. i will definately go there again.

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Spotted this museum as being highly rated on Trip Advisor, and as we were in convenient range we thought it worth a visit. Reading how the house was derelict for decades after its military use in WW2, it was very pleasing to see how it has been restored to make a very attractive venue. The works of art are displayed... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We also went to see the British Folk Art exhibition and stop for lunch. The exhibition was delightful if a little thin and lunch was good and workmanlike but not stunning. The game pie was slightly lacking in flavour but was full of mixed game even if most of it tasted like beef. Service was pleasant and efficient. Desserts were... More 

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