Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Important notice -

Due to the extreme heat forecast, the first-floor furnished rooms in Lacock Abbey will be closed from Thursday 11 August to Sunday 14 August. The garden, cloister, Fox Talbot Museum, Stables cafe, High Street Shop and village remain open as usual.

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 

Upcoming events

Let's play at Lacock Abbey

Sun 14 Aug 2022
10:00-16:00
Ready to come out and play? Between 25 July and 4 September there's a free activity trail every day. Booking not required.

Come out and play family trail

Sun 14 Aug 2022
10:00-16:40
Enjoy the outdoors at Lacock this summer with a free self-guided trail running every day.

Plastic Soup: photography exhibition

Sun 14 Aug 2022
10:00-17:00
A new exhibition by award-winning photographer, Mandy Barker, created to raise awareness of marine plastic pollution.

Janus Rising: photographic exhibition

Sun 14 Aug 2022
10:30-15:45
A new photographic exhibition: an exploration of time passing by Sal Taylor Kydd

Family crafts

Tue 16 Aug 2022
11:00-15:00
Join us in Lacock's beautiful Botanic Garden for a changing programme of craft activities during the summer holidays.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Things to see and do

Family visitors in the Cloisters at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire

Family-friendly things to do at Lacock  

With family-friendly activities and food and drink, you can have a stress-free visit at Lacock Abbey. This summer we've got crafts, trails and navigation games to play.

A visitor with a DSLR camera takes a photograph in the cloister of Lacock Abbey

Photoshoots at Lacock Abbey

Here at Lacock Abbey we love seeing the photos visitors take for their own personal use. If you're interested in photography at the Abbey for anything other than personal use, including wedding shoots, please email lacock@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information on prices and availability.

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

History

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Eating and shopping

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 black and white photo of Ham House

125 Treasures at Lacock Abbey 

Lacock is home to some of the treasures included in a new book, 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust. The book shares stories behind some remarkable objects and takes readers on a journey through time, starting with Roman sculpture and ending with 20th-century design. Find out which Lacock treasures are so special.

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