Compton Verney

The house at Compton Verney is quite different from the stately homes I usually visit. The house has been transformed to its former glory, but within the walls you will find an art gallery rather than seeing the house as it would have been when it was inhabited.

Until the early twentieth century Compton Verney was home to the Verney or Willoughby de Broke family for almost 500 years. It has now been transformed from a derelict eighteenth-century mansion into a gallery of international standing, offering a combination of high quality attractions and facilities. The project took ten years to complete and over twenty gallery spaces have been created. Compton Verney is unique in that it is a place where art, architecture, landscape and learning fuse, to offer the visitor an experience that is completely integrated and accessible.

The project worked for me, but that doesn’t mean I like all of the art that is displayed there ;-)

Comton Verney

10 Comments CherryPie on Mar 18th 2013

10 Responses to “Compton Verney – The House”

  1. ....peter:) says:

    You don’t have to like all of the art displayed there Cherie… all you have to do is to be thankful that this wonderful gallery has been created from this stately old mansion….peter:)

  2. rusty duck says:

    It is a beautiful building, I’m glad it’s been saved.

  3. james higham says:

    Yes, that’s OK – purpose restoration, fulfils its purpose.

  4. liz says:

    You do visit some wonderful places.

  5. J_on_tour says:

    Lovely building. It is an inspiration for me want to visit & photograph places like this although a little outside my zone as I checked its location out on Google maps. It seems that many buildings need to have a recycled use in order to survive … I can think of Belsay Hall which was another of your trips if I remember rightly.