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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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Well I fell over this while making a visit to the Abbey. A very good exhibit with some very interesting items on display. This does tie in with the abbey but maybe more suited to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Wokingham
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Wokingham
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well I fell over this while making a visit to the Abbey. A very good exhibit with some very interesting items on display. This does tie in with the abbey but maybe more suited to a Photographic museum as it is so important.

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Helston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An enjoyable visit for couples or the whole family. The grounds are well kept and there's lots to learn!

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Thank Grace W
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not a huge exhibition, but it pays homage to the inventor of photography and owner of Laycock Abbey of which the building is part. It does take you through the invention of photography and different processes thereafter. You would have to be a real photo buff to get more that 40 minutes of interest. Upstairs was a gallery of photographs... More 

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Thank Tom M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting information on the development of photography and it's pioneers. It's a small museum but is tacked onto the visit to Lacock abbey. There is normally a photo exhibition upstairs that changes periodically.

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Thank Richard M
Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well laid out exhibition tells you all about the race to perfect photography. This is in the village of Lacock where there is a lot to more to see and places to eat. National Trust seems to own most of the place therefore well-cared for attractions

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Thank Bookbag123
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only good displays but a generous view of all the other people who were on their way to inventing photography. Fox-Talbot was a great polymath and much to learn. Also Port Talbot was once their land and was sold to re-build or improve something. Upstairs in the superb barn is a superb exhibition of photos of Iceland. Just one... More 

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Thank RobininBRISTOL
Kingston, Norfolk Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is part of Lacock Abbey - not a separate attraction. It is worth the time to read the information.

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Thank SueBrian52
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed our visit , especially the exhibits showing from start to present day photography. Clear labelling of items. Lovely exhibition upstairs.

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Thank TessaPolis
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit if you are interested in the history of photography well worth a visit. There was an exhibition of Iceland photography when we visited and this was very interesting and lovely.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting exhibition about the history of photography and one of its founders. It is nicely laid out and has a good balance between exhibits and writing. On the day of our visit, the Great Hall was the only part of the abbey to be open. Total time needed for all of this was about 1 hour. As... More 

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