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Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey

Lacock, Lacock SN15 2LG, England
44-1249-730459
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Lacock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Religious Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What an interesting and fascinating tale of photography! Beautifully laid out - exhibits had me hooked! I was completely ignorant about the development/ invention of photography before dropping by! Thank you so much for a fab couple of hours.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great information and exhibits about the early years of photography. Altogether a great attraction along with the Abbey and the village.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very well laid out museum with interesting exhibits on show. Learnt something that I was not aware of.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

So much information is crammed into a small space at this museum. There are displays of photographic equipment, as well as photographic images. There is a recreation of a Victorian studio where visitors can dress up to take their own photographs. A book stall provides a very good selection of books on the subject of Phototgraphy.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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114 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We visited the Fox Talbot museum during a visit to Lacock Abbey on Saturday and I really enjoyed having a look around. The museum is well laid out with excellent disabled access even with a lift up to the second floor for those who can't manage the stairs. The artifacts and exhibitions are all well labelled and there are some... More 

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Devizes
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49 attraction reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

As a member of the National Trust I never tire of visiting Lacock Abbey. It is both interesting and educational being the home of Fox Talbot the "Father" of photography. A must visit place

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Plymouth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

well laid out and informative, there is much more by way of interactive things for children since I was last here nearly 20 years go and good access for disabled including to the upper floor

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Bristol
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171 reviews 171 reviews
48 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We visited and really enjoyed the layout of the museum and the information boards etc. Very interesting, educational and enjoyable. Added was the seeting and location and we had earlier visited the NT Guest House and were VERY impressed

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Clearly showed how Fox Talbot was a pioneer of the beginning of the photography we have today, the displays were clearly informative and everyone can learn from this Musuem.

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A really good day out. A well laid out museum, friendly staff steeped in history. The Abbey and grounds are stunning. Our only disappointment was thy we visited on a day the Abbey rooms were closed. The rest of it was brilliant. When we are next in the area (four hour drive) we will certainly make a return visit.

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