Decorative items made by soldiers, prisoners of war and civilians.

Trench art refers to objects made from the by-products of 20th and 21st century warfare, but is most widely associated with the First World War.

Compton Verney is showing some of the highlights from a Warwickshire-based private collection of Trench Art. It includes decorated shell cases, carved sections of a propeller, rifle cartridges and embroidered flour sacks. Created in over 20 different countries, they are a reminder of the global scale of the conflict.

Compton Verney

Compton Verney House, Near Kineton, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ

01926 645500


Opening times

19 Mar – 11 Dec
Tue – Sun, Bank Holiday Mon, 11am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm and park closes at 6pm)

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