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Country house with monastic roots, once home to William Henry Fox Talbot
Set in rural Wiltshire, Lacock village is famous for its picturesque streets, historic buildings and more recently as a TV and film location.
The Abbey, located at the heart of the village within its own woodland grounds, is a quirky country house of various architectural styles, built upon the foundations of a former nunnery. Visitors can experience the atmosphere of the medieval rooms and cloister court, giving a sense of the Abbey's monastic past.
The museum celebrates the achievements of former Lacock resident, William Henry Fox Talbot, famous for his contributions to the invention of photography.
On a day out in Lacock there is plenty for you to see and do. It’s the perfect place to spend a whole day.
On your visit you can discover the history of the Abbey and newly opened rooms, take a walk in the grounds and enjoy spring bulbs, summer borders and the greenhouse.
Wander through the historic village with many great shops and places to have a meal, and don’t miss the wonderful changing exhibitions in the upper gallery of the Fox Talbot Museum.
There is also a beautiful holiday cottage, so why not stay, experience Lacock life and explore the area?
Do you always have a smile on your face? Would you welcome a challenge and like to meet new people? We're recruiting Visitor Welcome Volunteers at Lacock.
Join us for our drop-in info sessions to find out more on Sunday 23 February (10.30am-2pm) and Thursday 27 February (11am-3pm).
175 years of photography at Lacock
Join us for a year of celebrating the invention of photography. In 1839 William Henry Fox Talbot, former abbey owner and inventor, shared the first photographic negative with the world.
Throughout 2014 we will have special events, walks, talks and workshops, and we are also revealing the abbey rooms in a new style in the summer.