Lacock Abbey and Fox Talbot Museum, High Street, Lacock, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2LG
A beautifully quirky country house, built on top of medieval cloisters and home to Victorian photography pioneer WH Fox Talbot. The village of Lacock is one of the most beautiful in Wiltshire, full of medieval charm. Enjoy free admission to the abbey and Fox Talbot Museum as part of National Heritage Open Day and discover Lacock for the first time, or remake its acquaintance and see all the changes we've made in the last couple of years. From new interpretation in the abbey rooms and cloisters, the 'Capturing the Light' art installations in the grounds to our current temporary exhibition "Arrangements in Black and Grey" in the Fox Talbot Museum, there is a lot to see and do at Lacock Abbey. Children are very welcome at Lacock Abbey. We have fun and interesting family self-led trails in the Abbey and the grounds. There is a rope swing and a den building area in the woodland gardens. Inside the abbey children can have a go at some of the optical illusion toys that echo Fox Talbot's creation of the first photographic negative or try dressing up in replica costumes. Older children will enjoy spotting the locations used in some of the Harry Potter films.
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
Wheelchair and pushchair access easy around the grounds, all flat and lightly gravelled. The cloister is accessible, but some of the monastic rooms off the cloister have one or two steps. Unfortunately, the abbey rooms are not wheelchair accessible, but there are slings for babies. Disabled parking situated in the Red Lion car park opposite visitor reception.
The National Trust run Stables tea rooms are opposite visitor reception in the Red Lion car park. The village has a number of pubs and tea rooms as well as some interesting shops. The Fox Talbot Museum has a comprehensive display about Fox Talbot's ground breaking photographic work and a temporary photographic exhibition.
Follow then brown tourist signs from the A350 between Chippenham and Melksham. Then, follow the signs for car park. Map link.
Date last modified: 24th September 2013 at 11:42