Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Important notice -

Lacock Abbey's grounds are open 10am-5pm. When space is available, particularly on weekdays, pre-booking isn't always necessary. But to guarantee entry please always book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays.

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 advise you to book your visit in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission – check What’s On for the latest information and to book.

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

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Lacock (3 May - 9 May)

Thu 06 May 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

Spring trail 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.

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

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