Autumn days at Lacock

Family trails, photography exhibitions and wooded grounds full of colour, there's something for everyone at Lacock this autumn...

The Chaplain's Room at Lacock Abbey

In the nuns' footsteps

Follow in the footsteps of Lacock's medieval nuns and find out more about their intriguing way of life on this self-led family trail.

A photograph of sheep in the snow with wind turbines in the background, part of Sophie Gerrard's 'Drawn to the Land' series.

'Drawn to the Land' by Sophie Gerrard

Award winning documentary photographer, Sophie Gerrard, presents a series of photographs of female farmers in Scotland with ‘Drawn to the Land’, on display in the Fox Talbot Museum.

Autumn at Lacock Abbey

Walking trails

Explore the grounds at Lacock with family and friends. It's full of stark beauty at this time of year, with early spring flowers such as snowdrops and winter aconities beginning to appear. It’s the perfect time to be inspired and to reconnect with nature.

Child with a handful of conkers at Castle Coole, County Fermanagh

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

Even in the autumn you can tick off some of your 50 things at Lacock; there are puddles for jumping in, fossils for finding along the abbey paths, and conkers for catching from the horse chestnut tree in the Pound in Lacock village.

A man playing on his phone at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire

Catching them all?

Pokémon trainers are welcome at Lacock; here are our top tips to help you be the very best, like no-one ever was...

Upcoming events

A photography exhibition by Karen Knorr

Tue 17 Jul 2018
10:30-17:00
The photographic work of Karen Knorr is our second exhibition in the 2018 Women and Power celebration. Her work arises out of cultural research she undertakes and is in response to traditions, materials, furniture and ways of living.

Healing herbs family trail

Tue 17 Jul 2018
10:30-17:30
800 years ago, the nuns of Lacock Abbey couldn't just pop down the doctors to buy their medicine, so they grew their own. Find out more on our fun family trail.

Summer holiday family crafts - sun catchers and sundials

Mon 23 Jul 2018
10:30-16:00
Join us in Lacock's beautiful Botanic Garden for fun family craft activities. Our first week’s activities involve celebrating the summer sunshine through sun catchers and sundials.

Illyria present Adventures of Dr Dolittle

Fri 27 Jul 2018
19:00-21:00
On Lacock's beautiful South Lawn, Illyria will bring to life Hugh Lofting's 'The Adventures of Dr Dolittle'. A funny, much-loved and exciting adventure, with a strong message about responsibility towards animals and the environment.

Summer holiday family crafts - family crest

Mon 30 Jul 2018
10:30-16:00
Join us in Lacock's beautiful Botanic Garden for a week of family craft activities. This week we are decorating shields, our Great Hall has lots of individual shields on the ceiling and each one is for a different family. Join us to make your own.

Summer holiday family crafts - watercolour painting

Mon 06 Aug 2018
10:30-16:00
Join us in Lacock's beautiful Botanic Garden for a week of watercolour painting, a faithful Lacock favourite, in honour of the Talbot family who produced over 600 paintings during their time at Lacock Abbey.