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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?
Outdoor sculptures at Lacock Abbey
17 January to 8 February, 11am to 4pm
Take a walk through the abbey grounds and discover a collection of beautiful sculptures among the early snowdrops.
The show features artwork from seven artists, who all work in different styles, and the sculptures on display range from small glass panels to giant snowdrops.
We played host to the lavish BBC production of ‘Wolf Hall’ last year – travelling back in time to tell the life story of Thomas Cromwell.
Catch the BBC Two series from 21 January on BBC Two, and spot us and other Trust properties used in the filming.