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Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey

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Address: Lacock Abbey High Street, Lacock SN15 2LG, England
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+44 1249 730459
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10:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:30

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Small but Interesting

A small museum about the history of photography. Very interesting and brilliant to be able to stand right where one of the first photographs was taken in the Abbey. Amazing how... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Enford, United Kingdom
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Enford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A small museum about the history of photography. Very interesting and brilliant to be able to stand right where one of the first photographs was taken in the Abbey. Amazing how far the camera has come in a relatively short period of time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are interested in the history of photographic processing and image making, then you will love this small, but well constructed museum. Integral to the history not just of photography, but to the area also. Probably not much fun for children, but for enthusiasts most definitely.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting exhibition of the history of photography and the part played in it by Henry Fox Talbot. Easy to navigate and great examples of cameras from the birth of photography to the modern day iPhone. Would have liked to have been able to buy a book about photographic history but maybe I missed it.

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Thank 134Martin
Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Calling all photographers ... this is the place for you. Like many specialist museums, you can attend with a personal impression that you know quite a lot about the subject. And like many such museums, you'll be surprised. Very educational, brilliant design, just the right amount of technical information, and excellently laid out.

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Thank GillAndRobert
Bournemouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This National trust property and adjoining village is a not-to-be-missed place to visit. The museum, though small, is filled with interesting artefacts and information on the pioneering photography work of William Henry Fox Talbot. The Abbey, a location used in Harry Potter films, has an intriguing history too. And you'll be enthralled and thrown back hundreds of years as you... More 

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Thank Howard W
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We love the Fox Talbot Museum and gallery. The exhibitions are fascinating: currently a stunning photographic study of 5 different female farmers from the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Accessible for those with disabilities. Friendly, helpful, informed staff.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Visited Fox Talbot museum at Lacock and enjoyed a lovely day out. The photography exhibition is interesting and is fully accessible to wheelchair users. We took a walk across to the abbey (using the wheelchair) and took in the botanic gardens. We had no children with us, but the children we saw there seemed to be having a great time... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Really interesting visit. Lots to see. Done as a visit to the Abbey and village. All worth seeing. Didn't go with kids but there were a few around enjoying themselves.

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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

well worth visiting and a fascinating insight into the photographic world lovely exhibits and well written and explained information -also a very lovley exhibition on scottish farming

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

In the superb setting of Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot developed the process which would become the foundation of modern, pre-digital photography. As a photographer this was an inspirational venue for me and I was not disappointed. The museum and visitor centre was well laid out with interesting artefacts, but for me, the ability to go in the grounds of Lacock... More 

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