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.
Lacock Abbey

Plant Hunter's Trail

  • 22 April — 23 May 2014
  • 2 — 30 June 2014

Seven larger than life plants have mysteriously grown in the grounds of Lacock Abbey. Play plant detective and find them all on this self-led family trail. Fox Talbot used to live in Lacock Abbey, and when he was a boy he loved learning about plants. Draw the flowers you find, discover the Latin names for them and be inspired to spot fascinating plants - just like Fox Talbot did.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

Big eared townsend bat

Bat Watch

  • 20 May 2014 8:30-10pm

Join our expert, Tony Brazier, on a watch for bats living in locations in and around Lacock Abbey. Find out some fascinating facts about these intriguing creatures. Please note: There is an event in August that is more suited to children.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult £8.00, Child £4.00.

Website

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

Lacock park and abbey

Fox Talbot's Trees: A Guided Walk

  • 22 May 2014 11:30am-12:30pm
  • 5 June 2014 11:30am-12:30pm

Join our Head Gardener Sue Carter for a guided walk looking at some of the magnificent and unusual trees planted by photgraphy pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot while he was living at Lacock Abbey in the 1800s. Talbot was a keen botanist who enjoyed discovering new and unusual plants. Images of trees and botanic subjects were key in his early photographic experiments.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

Lacock park and abbey

Wildflowers and Weeds : A Guided Walk

  • 29 May 2014 11:30am-12:30pm
  • 12 June 2014 11:30am-12:30pm

Ever wondered what's the difference between a wild flower and a weed? Find out with Lacock Abbey's Head Gardener on this guided walk.Sue Carter will share some fascinating facts about these often overlooked plants.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

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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