Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey

Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey

Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey
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10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Carol B
Birmingham, UK6,060 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Wednesday 31st January 2024. on our way back home, we drove up towards Chippenham where we went to visit The Fox Talbot Museum and Lacock Abbey under the care of The National Trust.

First of all we went to The Fox Talbert Museum of Photography, which was tells the story of photography and includes all early attempts at making photographs and there is a fine collection of cameras.

The was also an exhibition of ‘Light & Photography’ By Ellen Carey and it showcased her work from negative to digital to the printing of images on fabric.

We found this exhibition very interesting.

Afterwards, we visited Lacock Abbey.
Written 8 February 2024
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wingate
London, UK2,560 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
I only came here because I wanted to see the museum,but I had to pay the full fee of £17 just to see that.The museum,was to say the least underwhelming,and took me just under half an hour to go round.There are far better and cheaper photographic museums in th UK.Dont waste your money.
Written 7 September 2023
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pakabay
Adelaide, Australia2,110 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
A fitting albeit modest tribute to Fox Talbot who played a critical, pioneering part in the development of photography, specifically the ability to fix an image to a medium, through the use of chemicals & light. i.e. the negative.

Whilst he is widely credited as the‘inventor’ of photography, he himself didn’t claim such. He modestly claims to have been part of the process of progressing the art.

The museum is in the entrance of the Lacock Abbey & estate, where he lived & worked.
Written 2 May 2023
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Canucksontheloose
Victoria, Canada748 contributions
Jul 2022
If you are interested in the history and evolution of photography, this is the place to be. The Fox Talbot Museum follows the progress of this British man who is credited to be the inventor of photography. It adds an interesting twist by comparing Frenchman,
Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, and his accomplishments on the same timeline to see who invented photography first. Well-presented albeit, a bit dry for the young ones who need more interactive displays to be intrigued enough. Lots of standing and reading through glass displays. The upstairs exhibition of ocean pollution was mind-blowing -- a must-see for anyone ignorant of mankind's massive plastic pollution and good for everyone to see and learn about. Expensive admission if you are not a NT member so go with one so you at least get free parking! Includes beautiful visit to Abbey and gardens.
Written 14 February 2023
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boyd1952
Newton Aycliffe, UK948 contributions
Sept 2022 • Couples
A little museum with plenty of information into how Fox Talbot developed photography.
Upstairs a display of what is found in our oceans we should never allow this to happen.
Written 19 September 2022
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Katie G
343 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
The price was including with the entrance ticket to Lacock Abbey. A very interesting display that's worth looking at. A pioneer in photography!
Written 19 April 2022
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Emily
London, UK378 contributions
Feb 2022
Great little museum, very informative adding a personal touch to the abbey as well as explaining the photographic process with some original artefacts. Photography exhibition upstairs was a lovely surprise and certainly worth a look, some of the photographs were truly amazing.
Written 5 March 2022
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cennenypedr
Wales790 contributions
Feb 2022
Sadly there were just too many people to see anything and spend time looking. Even had there not been covid around (and it still is) the museum was far too crowded. There was a queue of people going up the stairs to see the exhibit up there. We had got upstairs before the queue built up but with the uncomfortable feeling of people breathing down your neck and children kicking at your legs (unintentional but just no space) we got out without seeing anything.
Written 27 February 2022
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sarahpWiltshire
Trowbridge, UK840 contributions
Jan 2022
After visiting Lacock Abbey we visited the Fox Talbot Museum. The museum is very well laid out and very interesting. There is also an additional astronomy exhibition with some stunning photos! Certainly worth a visit!
Written 4 February 2022
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MikeyG53
Emersons Green, UK3,990 contributions
Jan 2022
Our visit to Lacock and the Abbey today began with a visit to the Fox Talbot Museum (of photography) which is a National Trust owned attraction being located just within the entrance to the Abbey grounds; thus requiring the payment of a fee. We are NT members, so our visit was entirely free. This visit was further justification of the £6 per month cost of a personal membership (as this was the 18th NT property we have visited in the last nine months).

This modern and well organised museum was excellent and very interesting. There are really good graphics describing the race to produce the first photograph using the process of negative printing. You really need to allow a minimum of 30 minutes (an hour would not be too much either) for a visit here, especially if you have an interest in photography.

The Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition, which runs until April 2022, provided additional interest and we stayed a bit longer to look at some stunning images of our own Moon and Sun, and onto some images of other planets and asteroids in our Solar System, and out to very distant galaxies. The best photographs for me were the more tangible ones of the northern lights, and cloud formations reacting with sunlight.

Much enjoyed and definitely worth the visit.
Written 13 January 2022
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