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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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A trip back in time

This museum & house is a national trust property as is the village of Laycock,so much history in one small place. We had a really good time here,the house & grounds so well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This museum & house is a national trust property as is the village of Laycock,so much history in one small place. We had a really good time here,the house & grounds so well kept,everyone so welcoming & friendly. The village of Laycock is beautiful with places to eat & drink a plenty,little local shops a joy. Only thing that spoilt... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Really beautiful gardens surround the magnificent Abbey and once inside the building it is as if you are stepping back in time! I loved the ornate furnishings in the living quarters but was blown away by the Abbey cloisters and the Abbey rooms. I especially liked Lady Elisabeth's rose garden and the green house which looked stunning in the sunshine.

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ayrshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our tickets for Lacock Abbey gave us access to the Abbey, Cloisters, Gardens and the Fox Talbot Museum. The museum is very small. Yes there was some interesting information and exhibits but not as much as we'd expected unfortunately. It didn't take us long to view the lower floor - 15 minutes perhaps? A flight of stairs (there is a... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Inside the abbey itself. If you have even a passing interest in the history or photography, it is all here! Lots of text to read, lots of exhibits.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Learn about another great British discovery and the history of photography. The story of Fox Talbot is well told. To say any more would spoil it for you.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The house was very interesting, staff were very informative and interested. The actual museum was a bit of a disappointment, lots of information was repeated.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Nice museum, good to look around if you are visiting the Abbey. Probably not too much of interest for children.

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Newport, Shropshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Loved Lacock village. the Red Lion pub was an excellent place to eat in an evening. Thd and proper sized portionse food was very goo

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Well laid out and documented museum dedicated to Fox Talbot the inventor? of the photo negative. Very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

As the Birthplace of photography is is a pilgrimage for all photographers the Abby and museum are a great day out with the chocolate box village to explore.

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Additional Information about Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey

Address: Lacock, Lacock SN15 2LG, England
Phone Number: 44-1249-730459
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Lacock
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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