Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Important notice -

The grounds at Lacock are open 10am-5pm. You will need to your visit in advance. You will be turned away if you arrive without booking. Please follow government guidance on travel. Parking is limited to visitors with pre-booked tickets.

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

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Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

What's on 

Please book ahead before visiting 

In line with government guidance, the Abbey grounds, Stables cafe and High Street shop at Lacock are open, 10am-5pm.

We've introduced advanced booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. You will need to book your visit in advance – check What’s On for the latest information and to book – and will be turned away if you arrive without a booking.

Please arrive within your 30-minute timeslot. Thank you for helping us open safely.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Lacock (12 Apr - 18 Apr)

Sun 18 Apr 2021
10:00-16:00
Book your timed entry to visit Lacock.

Timed entry to Lacock (19 Apr - 25 Apr)

Mon 19 Apr 2021
10:00-16:00
Book your timed entry to visit Lacock.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Things to see and do

 Visitors exploring in springtime

Easter egg hunts at Lacock Abbey 

Discover your local family-friendly trail at Lacock Abbey with fun activities to do along the way. Complete the trail and earn your chocolate reward at the end.

Didn't make it to Lacock on the Easter weekend? Don't worry, the trail is still running!

Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire photographed across the River Avon

Spring walks at Lacock 

The tranquil Wiltshire countryside around Lacock is coming alive with the sound of birdsong and new colours emerging.

Please be aware of livestock in the fields and keep your dog under close control.

Things to do at home
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

History

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Eating and shopping

The Spring Riverlands collection

Spring pleasures

The National Trust's shop in Lacock's High Street is open. From a soft woollen throw to a sweet-smelling soap, you can find it here. We've introduced social distancing measures and will only be accepting card payment. In line with government guidance you will be required to wear a face covering in the shop, unless exempt; please bring one with you.

It is through your purchases that we're able to continue looking after Lacock for everyone, for ever.

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Our work

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Get involved

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Places to stay

The sitting room at 2 High Street, Lacock

Stay a while 

Why not stay a little longer and spend some nights in picturesque Lacock?

2 High Street, in the centre of Lacock village, was built in the 1400s and is one of the oldest complete houses in Lacock. Over the years it has been a home, a coffee tavern, a post office, and even a green room for the cast of Cranford.

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Art and collections

A detail from the text of the manuscript of William Brito's Expositiones Vocabulorum Bibliae at Lacock Abbey.

The book that opens a window on Lacock Abbey 

More than 700 years ago, the nuns of Lacock Abbey used a 'dictionary' of Biblical words in their studies. The Brito is now one of the most prized items in our collection.

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