Compton Verney Museum

The ‘Visions of the North’ Conference venue is Compton Verney Museum: a collaborative partner of visual arts and art history research in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Coventry University, UK for collections-based, historical and interdisciplinary research projects.

Compton Verney is an independent national art gallery and museum located nine miles from Stratford-upon-Avon. Established in 1993, Compton Verney is an internationally-recognized venue for exhibitions and events situated in an extensive eighteenth-century landscape park designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.  As a major venue for some of the most important art exhibitions in the Warwickshire and the West Midlands region, Compton Verney also works collaboratively with national museums and galleries throughout the UK and internationally.

Compton Verney House Trust is indebted to the vision and generosity of the Peter Moores Foundation (1964-2014), which funded the conversion of the derelict Georgian mansion into a state of the art gallery and museum. Find more information about Compton Verney here.

Compton Verney is home to six significant collections of national and international art which include:

Compton Verney and Visual Arts and Art History Research (Coventry University) offer opportunities for PhD internships to be held at Compton Verney for periods of up to six weeks: for more information contact Andrea Hannon: and Professor Juliet Simpson:

Getting to Compton Verney

By Road


Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ

Compton Verney Website

Compton Verney is situated 9 miles east from Stratford-upon-Avon on the B4086 between Wellesbourne and Kineton, and is 6 miles drives from the M40, Junction 12, follow the brown signs.



From Warwick – 15 minutes

From Leamington Spa – 25 minutes

From Stratford-upon-Avon – 25 minutes

From Wellesbourne – 6 minutes


For those travelling from Leamington Spa/ Warwick/ Other surrounding locations travelling via Taxi to Compton Verney is a maximum of 25 minutes traffic and location dependant.

Leamington Spa – Leamington Spa Taxis – 01926 888118 Easy Cabs – 01926 425959   Sapphire Taxis – 01926 881 313

Warwick – A-line Taxi – 01926 842847 Warwick Taxis – 01926 499966 Castle Cars of Warwick – 01926 494989

Stratford-upon-Avon – 007 Stratford Taxis – 01789 414007 – Argent Taxis – 01789 294436

Parking – Parking is free for visitors to Compton Verney

Public Transport Links

By Rail

The nearest stations to Compton Verney are Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon, or Banbury. Approximately a 20- 25 minute taxi ride from each. Chiltern Railways offers a fast, efficient service from London and Birmingham, which stops at all three of these stations.

You can also find trains here: