An Autumn Spectacular at Compton Verney:
Sat 21 October - Sun 17 December

This autumn Compton Verney is proud to be hosting a fabulous new exhibition, in its gallery and across the grounds.

Entitled ‘The Lost Words’, and complementing the recently published number 1 bestselling children's book by Robert McFarlane and Jackie Morris with the same name, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey - both in the gallery, and on an interactive discovery trail through the grounds that seeks to spark the imagination of young people to the wonders of nature - so many of them forgotten in the high tech world of today. Jackie’s enchanting illustrations are accompanied by Robert’s ‘spell poems' in a series of immersive floor to ceiling graphics in the gallery.

Dandelion © Jackie Morris (reproduced with permission)

This is an exhibition not to be missed! As Jackie Morris puts it "I want The Lost Words to delight the mind and the eye and send children to sleep dreaming of wild things.” Where better to experience her stunning illustrations than in the glorious parkland of Compton Verney? The book is available for sale in the Compton Verney shop.

Also in the Autumn Show is a fascinating exhibition of the work of Quentin Blake. Many familiar illustrations are to be seen, including those from Roald Dahl’s books such as The Twits, The BFG and Matilda.

Compton Verney also features in Museums at Night, and will host an autumn light spectacular, ‘In Light II' in the grounds on 28th-29th October and 4th and 5th November.

Full details of all these events can be found at