Lacock Abbey & Fox Talbot Museum & village

Lacock Abbey & Fox Talbot Museum & village

There is much to see and do on a visit to Lacock in Wiltshire.

The Abbey, located at the heart of the village within its own woodland grounds, is a quirky country house of various architectural styles, built upon the foundations of a former nunnery. Visitors can experience the atmosphere of the medieval rooms and cloister court, giving a sense of the Abbey's monastic past. Parts of the Abbey were used to film scenes in the Harry Potter movies.

The museum celebrates the achievements of former Lacock resident, William Henry Fox Talbot, famous for his contributions to the invention of photography. Go back in time from the iphone to Fox Talbot's mousetrap camera and learn how photography came about.  Upstairs in the upper gallery, there is always a photography exhibition to view, which changes regularly.

A new outdoor adventure is never far away in the grounds of Lacock Abbey, which are perfect for family exploring: swing on a rope swing, climb a huge ancient tree stump, or discover more of the abbey's fascinating history on one of our changing family trails. The abbey grounds are the perfect place to get up close to nature.

When you're finished exploring the Abbey and grounds, take a wander around Lacock village, which looks much the same as it did 200 years ago and is therefore a popular setting for film and TV productions. The village's most famous appearances include 'Downton Abbey', the BBC's 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Cranford', and the films 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' and 'Wolfman'.

Take a look at the National Trust website here to find out more. 


nr Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2LG
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