Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village - National Trust

Lacock Abbey
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Lacock Abbey is a house with over 800 years of history. Founded as an abbey in 1232, it has been a home to many different characters, each of whom has put their own unique stamp on the building.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Museum

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Normal admission prices apply (please see website for details). National Trust members and under fives are free.

Discounts

  • National Trust
Getting there

Lacock is situated on the A350, halfway between Chippenham and Melksham. Follow the brown signs to the NT car park. Navigate to Hither Way.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
The cast of the BBC Two show, 'The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses'

The Hollow Crown costumes at Lacock Abbey

  • 6 June — 4 September 2016 *on now

In November 2014, BBC Two returned to Lacock for the filming of the concluding part of their series 'The Hollow Crown', based on Shakespeare's history plays.

Now a selection of the costumes from the award winning series, including those worn by stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Keeley Hawes and Sophie Okonedo, are on display in the abbey, where many of the scenes from the show were filmed.

You can find out more about The Hollow Crown at Lacock on our website: http://bit.ly/1XiyE7k

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Free with normal admission. National Trust members and under 5s go free.

Website

http://bit.ly/1Ue9VOd

Close-up image of a yellow sea horse against a blue ocean background.

Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016

  • 16 July — 11 September 2016 *on now

Award winning photographs from this year's Underwater Photographer of the Year competition on display in the Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey.

Created by some of the most talented amateur underwater photographers from across the world, the photographs in the exhibition open up the wonders of the underwater world for you to discover.

The exhibition will also feature a striking charcoal image by celebrated marine artist, Sonia Shomalzadeh, whose life size drawings of endangered ocean life highlight the importance of marine conservation.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free with normal admission. National Trust members and under 5s go free.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Cartoon of a boy surrounded by pheasants.

'Danny, Champion of the world' outdoor theatre at Lacock Abbey

  • 28 July 2016 7-9:30pm

Come and see Illyria put their own magical spin on Roald Dahl's brilliant and touching story of the adventures of a young boy and his father, 'Danny, Champion of the World'. Bring a picnic and relax on the lawn in front of beautiful Lacock Abbey.
The plot centres on Danny and his father, William, who live in a gypsy caravan. William fixes cars for a living and secretly poaches pheasants. When a local housing developer tries to buy their land and the countryside around the pair embark on a hilarious plan to stop him.
Illyria is an Equity Outdoor Touring Guidelines compliant company.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult: £15.00
Child (5 - 17 years): £8.00
Family (2 adults, 3 children): £45.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children): £40.00
Family (1 adult, 3 children): £30.00

Sorry, group discounts do not apply for this event.

To book, call 0844 249 1895 or visit nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/6e995f7a-d0e7-451d-9e2d-17566b81f594/pages/details

Getting there

Lacock is situated on the A350, halfway between Chippenham and Melksham. Follow the brown signs to the NT car park. Navigate to Hither Way.

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village - National Trust
High Street Lacock
nr Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN15 2LG
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock

E-mail

lacockabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01249 730 459

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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