Mat Collishaw: Thresholds

You can't move this year without hearing something about Virtual Reality. At Lacock this Autumn go back in time to the dawn of photography with Thresholds, a new virtual reality artwork by Mat Collishaw.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Using the latest VR technology, Thresholds will restage one of the earliest exhibitions of photography in 1839, when British scientist William Henry Fox Talbot first presented his photographic prints to the public. The exhibition is a multi-sensory virtual experience, enabling you to wander freely through the room and examine Fox Talbot's early prints. Feel the warmth of a crackling fire and hear the cries of Chartist protesters outside; recreating an iconic moment in history.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £4.00
    This does not include admission to Lacock Grounds
View admission charges
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.10 £12.70
Child £7.00 £6.30
Family £35.40 £31.70
Group Adult N/A £11.50
Group Child N/A £5.70

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442491895
Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Suitability
Recommended for age 14 and over (young children and babies cannot be admitted).
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet in Lacock's Visitor Reception, please arrive at least 15 minutes before your session, to walk down the drive to the courtyard exhibition space.
What to bring and wear
The event is suitable for people who wear glasses. It is advisable to bring a smaller pair of glasses or wear contact lenses as this works better with the headset.
Accessibility
Thresholds is accessible as is the route to the courtyard exhibition space.
Other
You will be required to wear a backpack for the duration of the exhibition weighing 3.5 kg. If you have an existing back condition we advise that you do not participate, if you do wish to participate you do so at your own discretion. Capacity is limited and entry is timed so latecomers cannot be admitted. You will be escorted by a member of staff through a short VR experience. The Virtual Reality experience is inside the abbey grounds, and the bookable ticket does not include the normal admission price for non NT members who will need to pay £10.40 on arrival. This admission cost gives you access to the Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey and the grounds, why not make a day of it?

Times

Event opening times and availability
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22 October 2017 12:45 - 13:00 Available
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23 October 2017 10:45 - 11:00 Available
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24 October 2017 10:45 - 11:00 Available
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25 October 2017 10:45 - 11:00 Available
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26 October 2017 10:45 - 11:00 Available
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27 October 2017 10:45 - 11:00 Available
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28 October 2017 10:45 - 11:00 Available
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29 October 2017 10:45 - 11:00 Available
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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Lacock Abbey Sorcerer's Shield family trail

Sun 22 Oct 2017
10:30-17:00
Witches and wizards, do you have what it takes to join the Lacock Abbey sorcerer's shield? Before we let you into our world, you need to find out which of our four shields you belong to. Will it be Knatchbull or Talbot, Thynne or Boyle?

Mat Collishaw: Thresholds

Sun 22 Oct 2017
12:45-13:00
You can't move this year without hearing something about Virtual Reality. At Lacock this Autumn go back in time to the dawn of photography with Thresholds, a new virtual reality artwork by Mat Collishaw.

Christmas at Lacock

Thu 30 Nov 2017
11:00-16:30
Christmas trees, traditional decorations, a festive trail, and Father Christmas (booking essential) are all heading to Lacock this December. Why not make Lacock one of your Christmas traditions?

An Audience with Father Christmas 2017

Sat 02 Dec 2017
11:00-11:30
Meet Father and Mother Christmas in their festive kitchen at Lacock Abbey. A unique experience in a cosy setting that is sure to please our young visitors.

Spring flowers and family trail at Lacock Abbey

Mon 01 Jan 2018
11:00-16:00
Lacock's wooded grounds are full of wonderful flowers over the spring months, ideal for a gentle stroll. All spring there are lots of things to spot in the grounds, see how many you can spot on our fun family trail.

Volunteer recruitment day

Sat 20 Jan 2018
10:00-12:00
Have you ever wanted to start volunteering, but weren't sure where to begin? We can help!