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Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey

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Address: Lacock, Lacock SN15 2LG, England
Phone Number: 44-1249-730459
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Go up stairs

Very few people bothered to go upstairs and by not doing this they missed some stunning photos and details of the preservation of photos. I enjoyed this visit more than I thought... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Very few people bothered to go upstairs and by not doing this they missed some stunning photos and details of the preservation of photos. I enjoyed this visit more than I thought I would

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

A very nice abbey, unique and great for photography. One of a very good place belongs to National Trust

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I've been before but am continually amazed at the process by which photography was discovered! What imagination and science.

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Wiltshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We visited the museum as it was included in the visit to Lacock Abbey. As this is a history of photography it would be of specific interest to those who have that as a hobby. Neither my wife or I do so, although informative, it was somewhat wasted on us. Well worth a visit if you are into photography though.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

the abbey is a very nice stately home to go and look round full of the usual national trust interesting pieces and the warm welcome that is typical of the trust with friendly informed guides and added to this is the story of photography and its founder fox talbot

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is an interesting museum generally about the photographic pioneer (Fox-Talbot) and his rival, it shows the historical development of early photography. It is well laid out and very accessible on a mobility scooter, the upper gallery is accessible via a stair lift. Free disabled parking is a little distant but drop off available.

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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

a really interesting place to visit even if photography is not your thing .some great displays and examples of photography

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It is a small museum set in an old barn. Packed with information on the development of photography. It would only take about 40 minutes to see everything in there

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Range of historical contexts from 14th c monastery through Victorian photographic pioneer (Fox-Talbot) to recently occupied residence.The room stewards were all very friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. The exhibition exploring the development of early photography is very well organised and very accessible. The grounds are a little disappointing but would be flourishing in the summer

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Religious part of the Abbey was interesting, but one must use the imagination widely as the artefacts are sparce. The Fox Talbot aspect is very interesting and educational, and the First floor in the Abbey is well furnished and the History explained It's really too expensive for a Full Ticket. Surrounding grounds are lovely, and the Village also owned... More 

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