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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 6 attractions in Lacock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Museums, Specialty Museums
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Chippenham
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We visited the Lacock village, museum and abbey many times and this is a fantastic place to be for a whole day visit. The foot path from Lacock village to the Luckham college shall not be missed. There are a lot of beautiful sceneries around the countryside.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

One of my favourite places to visit . I cycle through , walk , take my mother here for picnics and sometimes bring the whole family. Stunning gardens and house. Suitable for all ages The cloisters will capture your imagination . There is always an exhibition connected to the history of photography but this changes throughout the year . Lots... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Wiltshire village of Lacock is a delight. If only vehicular traffic were to be banned, it would be fabulous. So old and picturesque, so photogenic that it was used as a backdrop to Lark Rise to Candleford. The Lacock Abbey cloisters will be recognisable as scenic parts of Harry Potter. The real bonus is the Fox Talbot museum. A... More

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Bodmin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Well firstly what a stunning village one of the most beautiful in England. The sun was out and it was packed with emmetts. The Abbey was lovely but the old underbelly of the beast could do with more visual and audio presentation to make the history of the place come alive. people were more interested in the harry potter poster... More

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Unfortunately for us it was a very busy day. This museum looked really good, but we did quite a quick look round as there were so many people in there. Interesting and fun to look at all the old cameras. Would have liked to spend longer and hope to return.

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weston-super-mare
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10 reviews 10 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Really interesting place, a great day out . Even better on a summers day , got some lovely plants for the garden and really cheaply priced

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Fox Talbot Museum worth a visit, Abbey poor with very little other than Fox Talbot's study to recommend it. Could have made much more of the Harry Potter links especially for children. The Botanical Garden neglected. Food non existent. Porta Loo unusable as it stunk so had to return to car park for those facilities.

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South Molton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I wasn't expecting such an informative museum, I've always been interested in photography, this gave an insight into the early days and also into the art work of the 'tour' painters,

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Beautiful building and lovely gardens. Interesting history. The Abbey grounds can be uneven in places and may be a challenge for the elderly or infirm. There were wheelchairs available but I am not sure how accessible it would be. The museum was interesting but I do not think that it would appeal to younger children.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This picturesque little village was like stepping onto a Jane Austin movie set. Old cottages, people selling homegrown veg on their doorstep, little markets and gift shops. The Abbey and museum were both really fascinating and very beautiful. My husband is a photographer, so found the history of the place and the part it's owner played in inventing photos really... More

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