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Visiting

The University of Warwick grounds are open all year round.

You don't need permission to visit - everyone is welcome. You can download information in advance or pick up maps when you arrive. For enquiries about the artworks and your visit, you can contact the Curatorial team Monday to Friday, 10am - 5pm. Our telephone number is 024 765 24731 and our email address is artcollection@warwick.ac.uk.

If you are on campus you can make enquiries at Warwick Arts Centre Box Office. The Box Office is open Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm (if there are no events scheduled) or 30 minutes after the start of the final performance of the day. They are open Sunday 12 – 4pm (if there are no events scheduled) or 1 hour before the start of the first performance until 30 minutes after the start of the final performance of the day.

How to get to the University

Use Ctrl and click on this link to be taken to the University of Warwick website with full details of how to get here. Getting Here

The page has information on different forms of transport and there is also information on car parking. We would advise that you park in Cryfield Village car park. Spaces closest to the entrance are the ones that are furthest from Warwick Arts Centre - park at the other end of the car park if that's where you are going.

The following link takes you to the University's campus map page that shows you the main areas on campus. Campus Map

If you are new to campus and would like Sculpture Trail maps or other directions, please come to Warwick Arts Centre Box Office.

Accessibility 

The University campus is generally accessible to wheelchair users and people with mobility impairments. There is a fairly steep gradient on the pathway and road between the Main Campus and Gibbet Hill Campus where Biological Sciences and Warwick Medical School are located, but this is the only gradient of any significance on the site. Pavements have dropped kerbs with tactile paving at crossing points.

Most teaching blocks have lift access to all floors and we are careful only to site works where there is lift access.

Registered Disabled Blue Badge holders have the same rights on the University campus as they have on the public highway. Parking on campus is free for blue badge holders and blue badge holders may use a standard bay which has not been reserved. We would advise that if you can, you use Cryfield Village Car Park and park in a space that is at the other end of the car park to the entrance. A 5 metre wide, bonded aggregate path leads to a crossing point on Gibbet Hill Road and to Warwick Arts Centre. This distance is approximately 800 metres. Alternatively, there may be spaces at the back of Senate House on central campus but these are fewer.

For visitors to the campus, two power wheelchairs are available on loan. Please contact Warwick Conferences on 024 7652 3222 or conferences@warwick.ac.uk for additional information.

Explore the artworks

We hope you will come and explore the artworks we have here on site. Buildings that have open displays include The Oculus on Main Campus which has a display of prints and paintings in its public spaces that address ideas about light and nature. It is free and you are welcome to enter and go up to the first floor to see the works. Another key venue is the main corridor on the ground floor of the Humanities building. We currently have a display of Prints by Sculptors there. Again, it is free and you are welcome to enter to see the works.

We have created sculpture trails which you can use to explore our sculptures across campus. These include an Art and Nature trail and an Art and History Trail. Maps of the trails can be collected from the Box Office in Warwick Arts Centre, or you can print the leaflet yourself at home. We also have activities for families on term-time Saturdays from 2pm in the Creative Learning Space in Warwick Arts Centre and you can pick up a backpack here that contains art materials and suggestions of things to do. Find out more on our dedicated Sculpture Trail page and for families on our Family Fun page.

If you contact the Curator or Deputy Curator in advance of your visit we can create a special trail for you. The Curator also offers special guided tours of the collection three times a year for groups. The tours are advertised on our events page. The Curator can be contacted on 024 765 74179 or contact the Deputy Curator on 024 765 24731.

Working with our Creative Learning Team, we offer trails for schools and colleges. Most trails are centred on the sculptures but we can arrange bespoke tours for GCSE and A' Level groups to look at works that address key themes that recur in examinations. Contact the Schools Liaison Officer on 024 765

Visitor Story

We have created a visual introduction to the University of Warwick Art Collection. We want your visit to be as stress free and enjoyable as possible and have put this information pack together to prepare you and your family and friends for your visit. Follow this link to Visitor Story