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Lacock Abbey Village and Fox Talbot Museum

High Street, Lacock, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2LG
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Lacock Abbey is a quirky country house, developed over the centuries around a former 13th century nunnery, and the birthplace of modern photography. It is set in spacious wooded grounds, with plenty of space to picnic, and is now recognisable from films varying from Pride and Prejudice to Harry Potter.

It was home to the Fox Talbot family. In the early 19th century, polymath William Henry Fox Talbot invented the photographic negative, a cornerstone in the rise of photography as both an art and a popular hobby.

His achievements are celebrated in the Abbey itself and in a museum of photography, which also hosts a rolling programme of photography exhibitions.

Wander through enchanting medieval cloisters, explore magnificently furnished rooms and discover the extraordinary Gothick hall.

There is a regular programme for families, with seasonal activities and trails around the grounds. With level access and winding paths it’s suitable for everyone, and beyond the Abbey grounds is a quintessential English village with independent shops to discover along its medieval streets. Pop into the Stables café for a meal or a snack before heading out on one of the walks in the surrounding countryside – it’s the perfect day out. 

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - Abbey, Grounds and Museum - Adult£15.00 per ticket
Child - Abbey, Grounds and Museum - Child£7.50 per ticket
Family - Abbey, Grounds and Museum - Family£37.50 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Events

Saturday, 27th November 2021 - Monday, 3rd January 2022

Christmas at Lacock Abbey
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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is M4. Follow signs to Chippenham, take A350 south of Chippenham. Lacock approximately 2 miles south, signposted off to left.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Chippenham station. Taxi or Bus No. 234 to Frome stops in Lacock.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Braille guide, audio tape, large print guide.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering - Stables café and (seasonally) Courtyard café
  • Picnic area

Establishment Features

  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Parking (charge for non-National Trust members, members park for free)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 3 hours
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.None
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 100
  • Min group size - 15
  • Special group rates - On request
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Danish printed material
  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Japanese printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Target Markets

  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - On request
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Opening Times

2021 (2 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* Please call 01249 730459 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock to check exact opening times.
Village businesses operate independently.

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