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Fox Talbot Museum & Lacock Abbey

Fox Talbot Museum & Lacock Abbey Summary

  • Address: Lacock, Chippenham, SN15 2LG (Map)
  • Tel: +44 (0)1249 730459
  • Fax: +44 (0)1249 730501
  • Owner: The National Trust
  • Administrator: The Property Manager
  • E-mail: Click here to contact
 

Fox Talbot Museum & Lacock Abbey Description

Founded in 1232 and converted into a country house c.1540, the fine medieval cloisters, sacristy, chapter house and monastic rooms of the Abbey have survived largely intact. The handsome16th-century stable courtyard has half-timbered gables, a clockhouse, brewery and bakehouse.

The Victorian woodland garden boasts a fine display of spring flowers, magnificent trees, an 18th-century summer-house, Victorian rose garden and ha-ha. The Museum of Photography commemorates the achievements of a former resident of the Abbey, William Fox Talbot (1800–77), inventor of the modern photographic negative and whose descendants gave the Abbey and village to the Trust in 1944.

The village, which dates from the 13th century and has many limewashed half-timbered and stone houses, featured in the TV and film productions of Pride and Prejudice, Moll Flanders and Emma.

Opening Times - 2012

Cloisters / Grounds / Museum / Exhibition / Museum Shop:

  • 2nd January - 10th February: Daily, 11 am - 4 pm
  • 11th February - 4th November: Daily, 10.30 am - 5.30 pm
  • 5th November - 31st December: Daily, 11 am - 4 pm

Abbey Rooms:

  • 7th January - 5th February: Saturday & Sunday, 12 - 4 pm
  • 11th February - 4th November: Wednesday - Monday, 11 am - 5 pm
  • 10th November - 30th December: Saturday & Sunday, 12 - 4 pm

Tea-room & High Street Shop:

  • 2nd January - 10th February: Daily, 11 am - 4 pm
  • 11th February - 4th November: Daily, 10 am - 5.30 pm
  • 5th November - 31st December: Daily, 11 am - 4 pm

Village:

  • All year: Daily

Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets) - 2012

Abbey (cloisters & rooms), Grounds, Museum & Exhibition:

  • Adult - £11.80 (£10.70)
  • Child - £5.90 (£5.30)
  • Family - £30.10 (£27.30)
  • Group - (£10.00)

Abbey (cloisters only), Grounds, Museum & Exhibition:

  • Adult - £8.70 (£7.90)
  • Child - £4.30 (£3.90)
  • Family £22.20 (£20.10)
  • Group - (£7.40)

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Additional Info for Fox Talbot Museum & Lacock Abbey

  • YesOpen All Year
  • YesParks
  • YesDisabled Access
  • YesEducation
  • YesRefreshments
  • YesPicnics
  • YesGuides
  • YesFilming
  • YesShop
  • YesCar Parking

Heritage Groups

  • YesNational Trust

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