Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Important notice -

The abbey grounds, cloister and Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock are open. To avoid disappointment please book your visit in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission.

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 

The abbey grounds, cloister and Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock are open.

We've introduced advanced booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. You do not need to book a space in the car park. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary.

We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Lacock (28 Sept - 4 Oct)

Thu 01 Oct 2020
10:30-11:00
Book your timed entry to visit Lacock.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Things to see and do

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

Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Feeling peckish?

The Stables café has reopened, serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. Limited indoor seating is also available.

We’ve introduced new safety measures including screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. In line with government guidance you're required to wear a face covering in the cafe, please bring one with you.

We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone. 

Riverlands summer collection of kichenware including tea towels, mugs and jugs

Treat yourself

Lacock's High Street shop has reopened between Wednesdays and Sundays, from 11am to 4pm.

For the safety of staff and visitors we've introduced social distancing measures and changes to payment, which will be via card only. In line with government guidance you will be required to wear a face covering in the shop, 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

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