Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Important notice -

The abbey grounds and car park at Lacock are now open. You will need to book your visit in advance. Check What’s On for the latest information and to book. You will be turned away if you arrive without a booking.

Country house with monastic roots, once home to William Henry Fox Talbot, inventor of the photographic negative

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

What's on 

Please book ahead before visiting 

The car park and abbey grounds at Lacock are open. You’ll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Lacock (13 July - 19 July)

Tue 14 Jul 2020
10:30-11:00
Book your timed entry to visit Lacock.
Visitors arriving in the car park at Lacock

What to expect when you visit Lacock 

The car park and abbey grounds at Lacock are now open. Here's what to expect and how to book your visit.

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Things to see and do

Walks at Lacock

Lacock Abbey colouring in

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Feeling peckish?

The Stables café has reopened and will initially be serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone. 

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Our work

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Get involved

Visitors in the garden at a National Trust place

Experience more with National Trust membership 

As we gradually and safely open more of the places we care for, there’ll be more opportunities to explore gardens and parklands near you. If you’re a member, you can access all these places free, together with most National Trust car parks. It’s so important for everyone to have fresh air, birdsong, big skies and open spaces to enjoy. Your membership will go towards looking after all of this for generations to come.

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Art and collections

See Collections website NT 996351

Lacock Abbey by John Piper 

John Piper, official war artist during World War II, painted this impressionistic view of Lacock Abbey in March 1942.

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village on the National Trust Collections website