Following the latest Government advice on coronavirus we are pleased to announce that Compton Verney will reopen its 120 acres of Grade II-listed Lancelot 'Capability' Brown parkland from Tuesday 2 June.

Our top priority is health and safety of our visitors and staff and so we will be doing everything possible to ensure all Government social distancing measures are followed.

  • The park is only open for Members, local pass holders and the one-off grounds pass holders, at this stage
  • People are welcome to visit in groups of no larger than 6 people and must maintain social distancing at all times in the grounds
  • Some areas of the park will be closed in accordance with the Government and Public Health England guidelines – this includes the play area, sand pits, bird hide etc (full details on our website)
  • Safe visiting guidelines will be in place and communicated across the site
  • Full details of the guidelines, and how to purchase passes, can be found at www.comptonverney.org.uk

Julie Finch, CEO-Director of Compton Verney says We are delighted that the Government has said it is safe to reopen our grounds at Compton Verney as it’s an established fact that spending time outside in green open spaces surrounded by nature has an immensely positive effect on our health. We have 120 acres at Compton Verney, with our wildflower meadows just coming into beautiful bloom, so plenty of space to maintain social distancing. We look forward to welcoming our visitors safely back from 2 June and to bringing the joy of nature back into people’s lives, which for so many right now will be a much needed tonic.”

“We will of course have measures in place to ensure that all safety guidelines are followed because our number one priority is to support the Government’s efforts to limit the spread of the virus – we’d ask people to check these out on our website before embarking on a visit. We will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation carefully and follow the latest Government advice and guidelines - if there are any changes to the current recommendations, we will take relevant actions immediately.”
Whilst you wait for the doors of Compton Verney Art Gallery to open again, you can get in the mood by virtually visiting its critically acclaimed Cranach: Artist & Innovator and Fabric: Touch & Identity exhibition’s, both of which sadly had to close their doors just 5 days after opening.

Lucas Cranach the Elder was one of the leading German painters and printmakers of the early 16th century. This landmark exhibition not only showcases his artistic genius, but also demonstrate his powerful legacy over the last five centuries through works by artists such as Pablo Picasso and Michael Landy. Enjoy a tour with Curator Dr Amy Orrock from your living rooms, for free - https://www.comptonverney.org.uk/cranach-artist-innovator/

Fabric explores how the inherent sensuality of all types of material has inspired artists down the centuries, featuring works ranging from Compton Verney’s own 1792 Sir Joshua Reynolds painting, Mrs Baldwin in Eastern Dress, to a bondage suit by celebrated fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. 12 short films that allow you to work their way through the highlights of the exhibition click-by-click.    

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