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Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey

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Photography history

A small but extremely fascinating museum showing the history of photography situated at the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ian M
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Celebrating a great founder of Photography

This museum is quite small but beautifully presented. The impact of photography has been immense... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Robert L
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A small but extremely fascinating museum showing the history of photography situated at the entrance to the Abbey. There are plenty of information boards to read along with a number of artefacts on show. It is all on one level so it is easy to...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum is quite small but beautifully presented. The impact of photography has been immense and Fox-Talbot was there at the beginning. The museum traces the developments in photography with equipment from early times to the present including the types of camera. Plenty of interest...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this well done and quite informative. It was interesting to learn about William's contributions to modern photography, and his invention of the first photo negative! This was a surprise for us, since we were just coming back to Lacock to visit the Abbey....More

1  Thank Dr-Ing-Dchen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shows the development of photography and fixing of the image and tries to show that Talbot won the race to a photograph that could be fixed on paper by a short head against the Frenchman. Numerous exhibits of interest

Thank Lonestarbc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good though small museum showing the progress in photography, would probaby not be very good for non photographers. Gave an insight intoFoxTalbot

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great to learn more about the art of photography . Also the history of pictures. Perhaps without him we may not had a movie ?

Thank 643alexp643
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very enjoyable exhibit with some lovely fable fantasy pictures in the upstairs exhibition. The white tiger is a great picture.

1  Thank KLE292010
Reviewed 16 August 2018

An interesting collection of photographic artefacts and cameras along with a brief history of the main developments of photography (no pun intended!). Worth a visit as part of the Abbey tour.

1  Thank AndyAquila
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

A good place to know about the start of photographic equipment, who founded it and how it took off. Upstairs there is an exhibition of a female photographer's works and her travels in Asia. How she captured wild animals such as tigers and elephants in...More

Thank RubyWelsh
Reviewed 15 August 2018

My husband thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits as, once having been a member of our local camera club, it brought back many memories. Exhibition is of interest to all ages and not only to those who like photography. Well worth a visit.

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