Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey

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Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey

Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey
4.5
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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MikeyG53
Emersons Green, UK2,211 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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david n
Manchester, UK3,614 contributions
Oct 2021
... but as this was included in the entrance fee, we did visit. It was good how the entrance staff pointed this exhibition out to us (and the temporary one on the upper floor in astronomy too). Anyhow, it traced the history of photography pretty well enough and it just goes to show how this form has development so rapidly over the past century.
Written 25 October 2021
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YoungBarbarian
Ashton-under-Lyne, UK46 contributions
Jul 2021
Visited the Fox Talbot Museum which is located within the entrance barn and is included in the entrance fee. Very informative on photography from the beginning through to current day spanning nearly 200years. Plenty of walks in the grounds and gardens and the Cloisters and Abbey itself were were interesting, with reference to the filming of Harry Potter using the Cloisters for scenes from Hogwarts.
Written 15 July 2021
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rebeljenn
Ruislip, UK884 contributions
May 2021
A lot of history and information about the man who invented photography and others who contributed to the invention too. Includes a few examples and personal items and a series of cameras that date back to the late 1800s until modern times. Covid restrictions made reading everything more difficult. You feel that you got to rush some bits and then you're waiting for other people to finish on other bits. Will be better I think when covid restrictions lift.
Written 26 May 2021
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Elderly Traveller
Bournemouth, UK1,254 contributions
Oct 2020
Anyone interested in photography will find this museum fascinating. It's well curated with a Covid-19 friendly one way system. It's not huge and only takes half an hour or so to have a good look around.
Written 21 October 2020
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Ladylee33
6 contributions
Sep 2020
A museum dedicated to photography, but given that we had to wear masks inside, made my visit very hot and uncomfortable. I couldn’t wait to get outside!
Written 30 September 2020
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The Gluten Free Wanderer
Surrey, UK363 contributions
Sep 2020
The museum is really interesting and normally there would be quite a bit of interactive displays which have sadly been disabled for the time being. despite that, we enjoyed hearing about Fox Talbot and his contribution to photography.
Upstairs, there was an art exhibition of a current photographer. Her artwork was great, really well connected to the whole spirit of the museum.
Written 18 September 2020
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Sarah E
Melksham, UK449 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We visited and it was a quick visit as only the great hall was open. We still enjoyed a good walk around the grounds and museum. The museum is really interesting. Such a pretty place t I walk around.
Written 19 January 2020
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shane😁😁
Northamptonshire, UK12,252 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
As you enter the museum is to the left.
Split over two levels we thoroughly enjoyed the first floor which was full of Maggie Taylor exhibits which were very pythonesque.
The museum is also wheelchair/ pram friendly as it has a small lift.
Worth a visit even if it lasts a quarter of an hour.
Visited 28th November 2019.
Written 28 November 2019
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Lois W
Neath Port Talbot, UK67 contributions
Nov 2019
Very interesting exhibition on the history of photography and although some of the actual processes went a little over my head I still thoroughly enjoyed it. Upstairs there is currently a gallery with an artists impressions of some of the themes in Alice Through the Looking Glass, quite eerie but very clever, well worth a look although I'm not sure how long it is on for. The Abbey was closed when we went but we had a look around the cloisters (some parts of Harry Potter were filmed there) really interesting reading some of the notices placed around about the history. The town of Lacock itself is something well worth exploring, lots of little shops tucked away here and there selling local crafts and food. The bakery had some amazing looking pasties and cakes. We'll be going back again to see the Abbey sometime, very interesting history to it all. There is also a large picnic area and playing field for children.
Written 13 November 2019
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