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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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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Left feeling that more could have been done to chart the development of photography. However an interesting and informative small museum

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This visit is a bit like 3 different excursions in one. Most of the Fox Talbot/Photography history is situated in a separate museum in the ticket office, from which you progress to the Abbey "proper" these ground floor rooms are basically ruins, which makes the living accommodation above all the more surprising, becoming more and more opulent as you progress... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Very interesting exposition, before that we knew practically nothing on Talbot and his contribution. A nice complement to the visit to the abbey.

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Essex, England
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14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

On my visit to this exhibition, which I might add was very well laid out, there seemed to be taken out by the Curator, shame as they were important to the story. If you visit the Abbey you must go in and see the exhibition.

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Wokingham, England
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Was great to visit AFTER the Abbey, having looked around and found about more about Fox Talbot and his family. Great if you have an interest in Science and obviously Photography. Good for a geeky recall of my childhood and all the cameras my dad had, as well as having done photography at school back when dark rooms were used.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

The fox Talbot museum is just the right size to cover the subject and keep interesting, well worth a visit. While you are there, visit the Abby too!

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Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Wonderfully preserved insight into the life-cycle of the Abbey. Worth the extra money to visits the upstairs part of the Abbey. Plenty of knowledgeable guides keen to tell you all about the people who lived there. Well worth a visit.

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Chippenham
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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