Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village - National Trust

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.
Lacock Abbey

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, Heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Cloisters, grounds and Fox Talbot Museum are open all year round (not Christmas Day). Please contact property for times.

The abbey rooms are open everyday (apart from Tuesday) from February to end of October, open weekends only from November to end of January. Please contact property for times.

Admission charges

Adult £8.70, Child £4.30, Family £22.20 Museum, Abbey rooms, cloisters and grounds - Adult £11.80, Child £5.90, Family £30.10. NT 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.

Additional info

National Trust tea room across the road from Visitor Reception (not inside the property).
Manual wheelchairs available to borrow and one mobility scooter (to book mobility scooter in advance please phone 01225 705797.
Brail guide to Fox Talbot Museum.
Toilets on site.

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.
Girl peering through the trees

50 Things Discovery Den

  • 28 — 29 August 2014 11am-4pm *on now

Build a den? Plant a seed? Catch a falling leaf? Visit our 50 things discovery den to join our week-day workshops.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10
Image showing a suitcase piled with shoes, a jacket and another bag on a chair next to a bed

Travelling Trail

  • 2 — 30 September 2014

Travelling trail

Travel to France, Italy and Germany on this family trail around Lacock Abbey.

Fox Talbot, who lived at Lacock Abbey in the Victorian times, enjoyed many trips around Europe. Search for suitcases around the grounds of Lacock Abbey and find out what he discovered on his travels.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal Admission Charges Apply

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/find-an-event/?uuid=22401a0e-d885-4852-b164-062cc73d6586

Big eared townsend bat

Family Bat Watch

  • 5 September 2014 7:15-9:15pm

Ever seen a bat fly out of a gargoyle's mouth? You might do at Lacock Abbey's fabulous bat watch.

Join bat expert Tony Brazier to watch for and listen to bats living in locations in and around Lacock Abbey. A magical experience pitched at children.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

Adult £8.00, Child £4.00 (aged 5 - 16)

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/find-an-event/?uuid=2390a879-9eb2-4d8d-b79e-aaf20041a145

photograph of flying bat

Family Bat Watch

  • 5 September 2014 7:15-9:15pm

Ever seen a bat fly out of a gargoyle's mouth? You might do at Lacock Abbey's fabulous bat watch. Join bat expert Tony Brazier to watch for and listen to bats living in locations in and around Lacock Abbey. A magical experience pitched at children.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult £8.00, Child £4.00 (aged 5 - 16).

Lacock Abbey

The Botanist's Eye: A Guided Walk

  • 25 September 2014 11:30am-12:30pm
  • 27 September 2014 11:30am-12:30pm

Look at plants with a different eye, that of a botanist, on this interesting guided walk led by Sue Carter, Head Gardener of Lacock Abbey. Photographic pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot owned Lacock Abbey in the 1800s and his interest in botany helped to shape the garden

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

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.

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