Fox Talbot's Photographic favourites

Take a summer stroll around the grounds of Lacock Abbey, searching for the locations of Fox Talbot's photographic compositions from the 1830's.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

View the abbey, its grounds and gardens in new ways, and follow the path of Fox Talbot as he made his photographic compositions. How would you treat the same subjects today? Find us and share your photographs on Twitter and Facebook @LacockNT

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.00 £14.50
Child £8.00 £7.20
Family £40.00 £36.20
Group Adult N/A £13.60
Group Child N/A £6.80

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Children's prices apply for those who are 17 years old or under. Under 5s go free.

As a member, you'll enjoy free access to hundreds of unforgettable places. You'll also help protect them for future generations. 

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Postcards available from Visitor Reception
Accessibility
The paths around the grounds are flat, level and lightly gravelled. Some locations outside of the grounds are unsuitable for wheelchairs.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
27 June 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
28 June 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
29 June 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
30 June 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
1 July 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
2 July 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
3 July 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
4 July 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
5 July 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
6 July 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
7 July 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
8 July 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
9 July 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
10 July 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
11 July 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
12 July 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
13 July 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
14 July 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
15 July 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
16 July 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Visitor Reception
Email
lacockabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01249 730459

Upcoming events

Photography exhibition at the Fox Talbot Museum by John Paul Evans

Thu 27 Jun 2019
10:30-17:00
These metaphoric photo series examine various points of view regarding gay marriage — with the pictures of ‘otherness’ fluctuating between the poignant, the comic, and a potentially disturbing presence in the domestic space.

Fox Talbot's Photographic favourites

Thu 27 Jun 2019
10:30-17:30
Take a summer stroll around the grounds of Lacock Abbey, searching for the locations of Fox Talbot's photographic compositions from the 1830's.

Healing Herbs in the Botanic Garden

Thu 27 Jun 2019
10:30-17:30
The Botanic Garden in Lacock's grounds will be bringing back the Healing Herbs border from last year due to popular demand.

Mindful moments family trail

Thu 27 Jun 2019
10:30-17:30
Pause, breathe and take a mindful moment with us this summer. A fun family trail with activities to make you aware of your thoughts and feelings in nature’s surroundings.

Pride & Prejudice outdoor theatre performance

Thu 11 Jul 2019
19:00-21:00
Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen’s notorious heroine. Bring along a rug and a picnic and settle in for an evening of theatre beneath the stars.

Photography exhibition at the Fox Talbot Museum by Maggie Taylor

Sat 20 Jul 2019
10:30-17:30
Artist Maggie Taylor returns to Lacock this summer with Through the Looking Glass. Using her point and click camera, flatbed scanners and Photoshop, she creates digital art that transports viewers into dreamlike worlds.