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.
A photograph taken of Vestrahorn in Iceland, by Tim Rudman.

Iceland, an Uneasy Calm

  • 9 January — 10 July 2016 *on now

‘Iceland, an Uneasy Calm’ is a series of photographs taken in Iceland over the last eight years by Tim Rudman who is acknowledged as one of the very finest landscape photographers working today.

The photographs in the exhibition are printed in black and white and are split toned, giving the images an enhanced depth.

Tim Rudman is regarded as a master printer and his skills in the darkroom, coupled with his skills behind the camera, create images with a heightened sense and unexpected depths.

Admission

Normal admission applies. National Trust members and under 5s go free.

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.
Daffodils on a lawn in front of Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire.

Spring flowers at Lacock Abbey

  • 1 February — 31 May 2016 *on now

Lacock's wooded grounds are full of wonderful flowers over the spring months and ideal for a gentle stroll.

Snowdrops, winter aconites, carpets of crocuses, daffodils and wonderful clouds of fluffy white wild garlic all make an appearance.

Please phone or look on our website to find out what is blooming in the garden when you wish to visit.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal admission charges apply. National Trust members and under 5s go free.

Message in a bottle self-led family trail

  • 29 March — 27 May 2016 *on now

John Ivory Talbot was a party-loving resident of Lacock Abbey in the 18th century.
Find the wine bottles in the grounds and solve the clues to find the party location.

What to bring/wear: Please wear clothes and shoes suitable for outside.

Accessibility: Most of the grounds are level. The trail stays mainly on gravel paths, some of which can get wet.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal admission charges apply

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/b93013c8-2efe-4d41-acec-b27b312b21c3/pages/details

Message in a bottle family trail

  • 29 March — 27 May 2016 *on now
  • 6 — 28 June 2016

Raise a glass to John Ivory Talbot in this fun family trail around the abbey grounds.

John Ivory Talbot was a party-loving resident of Lacock Abbey in the 18th century.
Find the wine bottles in the grounds and solve the clues to find the party location.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 0-4
  • 11-13
  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission applies. National Trust members and under 5s go free.

A young boy looks into a scientific instrument.

Weird world family trail

  • 28 May — 5 June 2016

Science can do strange things to everyday objects. Come and find out more on this fascinating hands-on, self-led family trail around the home of photographic pioneer and scientist, Fox Talbot.

From making light saber sounds with a coil of wire to seeing a magical hole in your hand - there are lots of fascinating things to discover.

What to bring/wear: Please wear clothes suitable for outdoor fun.

Accessibility: Access to activity areas is via wide, lightly gravelled, level paths. Some activity areas may be on grass. If you require large print versions of the trail, please contact us in advance.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal admission charges apply

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/961297d6-9bbf-42c3-8c86-62ba481aaf05/pages/details

A woman in regency costume writes in a book with a quill pen.

'Sense and Sensibility' outdoor theatre at Lacock Abbey

  • 10 June 2016 7-9pm

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company in front of beautiful Lacock Abbey for this outdoor performance of Jane Austen's classic novel featuring the Dashwood sisters as they make their first foray into the exquisite world of eighteenth-century society.

Gates open 6pm. Bring a rug or chair to sit on, a picnic and warm, waterproof clothing.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

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

Booking essential, call 0844 249 1895 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock to book.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/ec866e95-b371-4621-b670-e180f6eb6d0a/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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