The Daguerreotype at Lacock

Mike Robinson will offer a three day course in the daguerreotype process using his new perfected daguerreotype plates.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

After a full demonstration of the process, Mike will work with each student to make three images over the workshop. Roger Watson, Curator of the Fox Talbot Museum will give an informal talk on the history of the daguerreotype, the aesthetic of both the images and their presentation and show a number of 19th century daguerreotypes. There will also be demonstrations and assistance in creating decorative passe-partout housings for your images.


Event ticket prices
  • All £760.00
    Course fee, additional materials fee of £50
View admission charges
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.80 £13.40
Child £7.40 £6.70
Family £36.90 £33.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.20

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...

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

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
The event is not suitable to children
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet in the Manger Barn, located next door to the Fox Talbot Museum in the historic village of Lacock
What to bring and wear
No equipment is required, all will be provided. Please bring your own lunch. Light refreshments are provided.
The event spaces in use are all accessible to people using wheelchairs
Workshop is limited to 6 participants Please arrange your own accommodation.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 June 2018 09:00 - 17:00 Sold out
22 June 2018 09:00 - 17:00 Sold out
23 June 2018 09:00 - 17:00 Sold out

Contact Info

Roger Watson - Museum Curator
Call 01249 730176

Upcoming events

The foundation story of Lacock Abbey

Wed 20 Jun 2018
Part of the Women and Power national programming theme, Lacock will be exploring the legacy of Ela the founder of Lacock. Through physical installations and sound, travel back to the 1300s and find out about the abbey's missing church.

A photography exhibition by Karen Knorr

Wed 20 Jun 2018
The photographic work of Karen Knorr is our second exhibition in the 2018 Women and Power celebration. Her work arises out of cultural research she undertakes and is in response to traditions, materials, furniture and ways of living.

Healing herbs family trail

Wed 20 Jun 2018
800 years ago, the nuns of Lacock Abbey couldn't just pop down the doctors to buy their medicine, so they grew their own. Find out more on our fun family trail.

The Daguerreotype at Lacock

Thu 21 Jun 2018
Mike Robinson will offer a three day course in the daguerreotype process using his new perfected daguerreotype plates.

Ask the Photography Experts

Sat 30 Jun 2018
Alongside the Panasonic roadshow, on the Saturday only, we will have a number of photohistorians to help visitors explore and date their old cameras and photographs. Why not bring yours along and find out more about them?

Panasonic roadshow at Lacock

Sat 30 Jun 2018
Meet photography experts from Panasonic, try the latest cameras, get top photo tips or join a photography walk as the exciting Panasonic roadshow returns to Britain's birthplace of photography - the home of William Henry Fox Talbot.