The Explorer's Guide to Lacock

The Lacock Abbey grounds are perfect for exploring all year round, with streams, gargoyles and botanic gardens all waiting to be found. What will you discover?

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Whether searching for puddles or spotting starlings in the grounds, we’ve got more than enough for little explorers this winter at Lacock. Pick up an explorer’s guide to Lacock from Visitor Reception and see what you can find.

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
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Visitor Reception
What to bring and wear
Grab your wellies, pack some snacks and dig out the binoculars.
Accessibility
Grounds largely accessible on gravel paths
Other
Look out for the carpets of spring flowers beginning to appear, be careful not to squash them!

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
21 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
25 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
26 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
27 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
28 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
29 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
31 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
1 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
2 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
4 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
5 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
6 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
7 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
8 April 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

The Explorer's Guide to Lacock

Wed 20 Mar 2019
11:00-16:00
The Lacock Abbey grounds are perfect for exploring all year round, with streams, gargoyles and botanic gardens all waiting to be found. What will you discover?

Spring flowers at Lacock Abbey

Wed 20 Mar 2019
11:00-16:30
With the appearance of snowdrops, crocuses and the sounds of birds singing in the fresh air, escape for a spring walk around the grounds at Lacock.

Photography exhibition at the Fox Talbot Museum by John Paul Evans

Sat 23 Mar 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.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Mon 08 Apr 2019
11:00-16:00
Bring the whole family together for fun and nature-filled discoveries as you spot the first signs of spring at Lacock. Follow the clues to finish your adventure with a delicious, chocolatey treat.

Healing Herbs in the Botanic Garden

Sat 20 Apr 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.

Channel of peace

Sat 04 May 2019
10:30-17:30
The second in a series of artistic responses to the art commission 'Peace' at Lacock. Inspired by the place's history of sanctuary, contemplation and reflection, the artists will create a reflective experience.