Lacock Abbey Sorcerer's Shield family trail

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?

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

This autumn, we're celebrating 20 years since J.K. Rowling's first Harry Potter novel was published. The cloister of Lacock Abbey was used as a film set in the first two Harry Potter films, standing in for the corridors and classrooms of Hogwarts School.

To help us decide which shield you belong to, you will need to pass the tasks set for budding witches and wizards. Decide who your magical sidekick would be, what your signature spell is and how you would like to magically travel.

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 £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

Suitability
Suitable for childen of all ages
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The trail starts in visitor reception
What to bring and wear
Bring your wand, broomstick and cloak so you are ready to join the magical society.
Accessibility
The trail is around the grounds, following the pushchair and wheelchair accessible footpaths

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 September 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available
22 September 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available
23 September 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available
24 September 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available
25 September 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available
26 September 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available
27 September 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available
28 September 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available
29 September 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available
30 September 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available
1 October 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available
2 October 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available
3 October 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available
4 October 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available
5 October 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available
6 October 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available
7 October 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available
8 October 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available
9 October 2017 10:30 - 17:00 Available
10 October 2017 10:30 - 17:00 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

Thu 21 Sep 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?

'Fractured architecture' by Thomas Kellner

Thu 21 Sep 2017
10:30-17:00
German photo artist, Thomas Kellner, presents an exhibition of cubist photography of the seemingly dancing architecture of famous landmarks at the Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock, Britain's birthplace of photography.

Mat Collishaw: Thresholds

Thu 21 Sep 2017
10:45-11:00
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.

Rob Auckland - Photography workshop

Sat 30 Sep 2017
10:00-12:00
Join professional photographer Rob Auckland for a two hour practical workshop on how to get the most out of your camera in the British birthplace of photography, Lacock Abbey.

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.