Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Important notice -

In October and November external maintenance work may mean some scaffolding around the Abbey. Visitor access is unaffected.

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

Comet's Christmas trail: daily Sat 27 Nov to Sun 2 Jan (exc 25-26 Dec and 1 Jan)

Wed 01 Dec 2021
11:00-15:15
Can you help Comet the reindeer get ready for Christmas?

Astronomy Photographer of the Year Exhibition: daily till 27 Feb (exc 25-26 Dec and 1 Jan)

Wed 01 Dec 2021
11:00-16:00
Explore beyond your horizon with an exhibition at the Fox Talbot Museum: 100 extraordinary images showcasing the very best in astrophotography.

Great Hall Christmas opening: daily Sat 27 Nov-Fri 24 Dec

Wed 01 Dec 2021
11:00-16:00
Visit the Great Hall for some Christmas inspiration - there'll be festive trees, natural decorations and a display of historic toys.

Pop-up Christmas shop: every Fri, Sat and Sun 26 Nov-19 Dec

Fri 03 Dec 2021
10:30-16:00
Come and join us at our fabulously festive pop-up shop, filled with artisan gifts, enchanting decorations, locally sourced food and drink and much, much more.

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Lacock: daily 4-31 Jan

Tue 04 Jan 2022
11:30-15:30
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Lacock on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Things to see and do

A lone figure silhouetted against a multi coloured skyscape

Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Explore beyond your horizon with a new exhibition at the Fox Talbot Museum: 100 extraordinary images showcasing the very best in astrophotography. Galaxies, aurorae and skyscapes all feature in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year, an annual competition run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Runs till February 2022.

Family visitors in the Cloisters at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire

Bring your family together at Lacock 

With family-friendly facilities and lots of choices for food and drink, you can have a stress-free visit right here at Lacock.

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