Autumn days at Lacock

Whether you fancy a quiet countryside walk through changing autumn colour, a cozy wander through an 800 year old abbey, or a peek behind-the-scenes of our conservation work, autumn is the perfect time to visit Lacock.

Visitors taking the weight off their slippers at Lacock Abbey

Feel at home at Lacock Abbey

Feel at home in Lacock by bringing your slippers and relaxing in a comfy chair, reading a book, or writing postcards by the fire - and you'll be helping us to protect the wooden floors in this historic family home.

 Close-up of a sixteenth century stone tile with a scorpion design

Saving Lacock's tiles

Lacock is home to nearly 900 medieval and Tudor tiles. This autumn, you'll be able to get a glimpse of how our volunteers clean, process and catalogue these tiles to help save them for the future.

Lacock Wi stood on the steps of Lacock Abbey

100 years of Lacock WI

An exhibition celebrating 100 years of Lacock Women's Institute which takes place in the Manger Barn, not usually open to the public, as part of Heritage Open Days.

A visitor with a DSLR camera takes a photograph in the cloister of Lacock Abbey

An introduction to digital photography

Bring along your DSLR, system or bridge camera and develop your digital photography skills on this full day workshop with local trainers, Lacock Photography.

Woman lying on her stomach in the grass taking a photo with her smartphone

Top tips to improve your digital photography

Bring along your compact or even your phone camera and develop your digital photography skills on this two and a half hour beginner's workshop with local trainers, Lacock Photography.

An edited image of Lacock Abbey by artist Maggie Taylor

'Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There' by Maggie Taylor 

Artist, Maggie Taylor, returns to Lacock this summer with a new exhibition inspired in part by Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland'.

A view of Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire in the autumn

Autumn at Lacock 

From the atmospheric abbey cloister to the changing colours in the woodland grounds, Lacock is the perfect place for an autumn walk. There's plenty to see and do inside the abbey and museum too.

Walkers in autumn countryside

Walking trails 

For a short walk around Lacock village or a longer ramble around the surrounding countryside, we've got you covered.

Upcoming events

Photography exhibition at the Fox Talbot Museum by Maggie Taylor

Mon 18 Nov 2019
11:00-16:00
Artist Maggie Taylor returns to Lacock this summer with Through the Looking Glass. Using her point and click camera, flatbed scanners and Photoshop, she creates digital art that transports viewers into dreamlike worlds.

Christmas pop-up shop

Thu 21 Nov 2019
10:30-18:00
Pick up some presents or delightful decorations at the National Trust pop-up shop in Lacock's Manger barn.

Christmas craft and a cuppa in the Courtyard tea-room

Sat 23 Nov 2019
11:00-15:00
The Lacock team are busily preparing for the start of Christmas 2019 and would love your help.

Free entry for National Lottery players

Sat 23 Nov 2019
11:00-16:00
As a thank you to National Lottery players, after a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £36,100 transferred a historic photographic collection to Lacock in 2017, visitors with a National Lottery ticket can enjoy free entry to Lacock this November.

Lacock community Christmas tree festival

Sat 30 Nov 2019
11:00-16:00
Every year local clubs, societies and charities decorate a tree in Lacock Abbey's cloister for what is now a true Lacock Christmas tradition.

Lacock's reindeer games family trail

Sat 30 Nov 2019
11:00-16:00
Pick up your trail sheet at visitor reception and head on a festive family adventure around Lacock village and abbey grounds.