Field Trip to Lacock Village and Abbey

03 July 2017

10:00 - 18:00

Lacock Abbey
Nr. Chippenham
United Kingdom

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Monday, 3 July 10.00-18.00


Lacock Abbey & Village


Lacock, near Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2LG


Join us for an exceptional day at Lacock Abbey & Village.

Documentary member David Sage is a guide at the Abbey and co-author of the photography book Lacock: A Changing English Village.   He and his co-author, Bob Bray, will take us on a guided tour of the Abbey and House– home of Henry Fox Talbot and site of the earliest of British photographs.   Damien Hughes, who works at the Fox Talbot Museum and on the Fenton Collection, will join us in the afternoon for a talk about the museum and a visit to the Fenton Collection.   David and Bob will then take us around Lacock Village – recognisable to all of us who’ve ever watched period drama on the television (and Harry Potter was filmed partly in the Abbey).

There will still be time for plenty of photography – including the Abbey and House.

We’ll meet at 10.00am at the Stables Tea Room and break for lunch at a convenient time.

The Abbey is a National Trust property and if you are not a member normal charges will apply.   The Documentary Group is not charging for this trip but we are asking all participants to donate £10-15 to the work on the Fenton Collection.

Participation is limited and there is a maximum of 12 participants.


Email: if you are interested in registering for this field trip.


Photography at National Trust properties is subject to the following conditions:


Press Photography

With the exception of organised press events at National Trust properties, all requests for access to National Trust places for press photography should be directed to

Professional photographers
The National Trust does not permit photography or filming at its properties for commercial use or for reproduction in any form without consent from National Trust Images. Images taken at NT properties may not be submitted to photo libraries, agencies or on-line providers or provided directly to image buyers.

Commercial photography
All requests for permission to undertake commercial photography of any kind at Trust properties or locations should in the first instance be referred to:
Harvey Edgington, Head of Filming and Locations on +44 07956 312 238
Editorial Photography - Permit Scheme

Eligible professional photographers can now acquire an annual license from National Trust Images to take photographs out of doors on pay-on-entry National Trust land for editorial use. For further information about the scheme please email:

Visitor Photography
Out of doors at NT properties
All visitors to National Trust properties are allowed to take photographs out of doors for their own private use. Any requests from individuals wishing to sell or publish photographs should be directed
Indoors at NT Properties
Amateur photography (including filming) without flash is now permitted in historic interiors at the Property or General Manager's discretion. As with outdoor photography, any photographs taken are strictly for private use, and enquiries about selling or publishing photographs should be directed


Opening times

Stables Tea Room opens at 10.00 Abbey Grounds open at 10.30 House and Abbey open at 11.00

Hearing and access requirements

This is an old building, without lifts, and may pose difficulties with those who have walking difficulties. There should be no problems if you remain on the ground floor of the Abbey and the Museum is on the ground floor of the building.

Mo Connelly
Email the event organiser

Group(s): Documentary