Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

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

Janus Rising: photographic exhibition

Thu 19 May 2022
10:30-15:45
A new photographic exhibition: an exploration of time passing by Sal Taylor Kydd

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Romeo and Juliet

Thu 14 Jul 2022
18:00-20:45
Join us for Chapterhouse Theatre Company's new production of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Pride and Prejudice

Fri 15 Jul 2022
18:00-20:45
Join us as Chapterhouse Theatre Company brings to life one of Jane Austen's best-loved classics. Bring family and friends to picnic under a beautiful summer sky before you lose yourself in this unforgettable love story.

Illyria presents Peter Pan

Tue 09 Aug 2022
18:00-21:00
Join us for Illyria's performance of this beloved family classic.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Things to see and do

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.

A family enjoying a theatre performance

Theatre under the summer stars  

Pack a picnic and prepare for a summer of high drama at Lacock Abbey

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