Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Important notice -

In line with government guidance, the abbey grounds at Lacock are open for local visitors only, 11am-2pm. Tickets are limited and must be booked in advance. Please respect village residents and restrict your visit to the abbey grounds only.

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 at Lacock are open from for local visitors only, 11am-2pm.

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, restrict your visit to the abbey grounds only, and do not park on the village streets.

Thank you for helping us open safely.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Lacock (8 Mar - 14 Mar)

Mon 08 Mar 2021
11:00-13:00
Book your timed entry to visit Lacock.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Things to see and do

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Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Our work

Details of three portraits

Addressing our histories of colonialism and historic slavery 

Lacock, along with a number of other places and collections in our care, deals with contentious political histories. Learn more about what we are doing to be inclusive in our work and acknowledge the impact and legacies of colonialism.

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Get involved

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