Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum And Village
DescriptionSet in rural Wiltshire, Lacock village is famous for its picturesque streets, historic buildings and its more recent role as a television and film location. 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. The museum celebrates the achievements of former Lacock resident William Henry Fox Talbot, famous for his contributions to the invention of photography.
Discover the history of the Abbey and newly opened rooms.
Enjoy the grounds' spring bulbs, summer borders and greenhouse.
Wander the historic village streets, enjoying shopping and a meal.
Making the most of your day
A full programme of events runs throughout the year, including family fun days, themed activities, open-air theatre, exhibitions and walks. Dogs: welcome in the Abbey grounds in winter only
Inner Spirit - wire sculptures by Derek Kinzett, 18 February – 4 March 2012
Be amazed by the wire sculptures of contemporary Wiltshire-based artist Derek Kinzett. Fairies, monks and courting couples will be among a collection of his life-size sculptures displayed in the gardens of Lacock Abbey this February.
Derek’s work has gained recognition and respect for its intricacy and detail and has been described as ‘beyond beautiful, stunning and spiritual’.
In 2004 he launched 'The Inner Spirit Collection' of hand crafted life size wire sculptures, which has continued to grow in size and content.
Derek's work has gained recognition and respect for its skill and imagination , receiving commissions from clients such as Tim Green of the Tate Gallery, Lord Ethan Stewart and the actor Nicolas Cage.
Normal admission charges apply.
For more information, please call 01249 730459.
Image copyright NTPL / Andrew Butler