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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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National Trust property- very interesting learning about the history of photography. Thoroughly recommend it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Surrey, England
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Surrey, England
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133 reviews 133 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

National Trust property- very interesting learning about the history of photography. Thoroughly recommend it.

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

To us, on a visit to Lacock Abbey, this was an interesting 'add on'. We had read about the museum and Fox Talbot's link to the Abbey previously on Trip and were looking forward to seeing it. As a keen photographer, who, due to my trusty digital camera, has little knowledge of the actual process of developing pictures, this museum... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Good value and excellent service, the coffee was very good and the flapjack was yummy. The staff were quick and efficient. We really enjoyed our visit

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We arrived late in the afternoon after lunch in the 'Sign of the Angel' so were too late for the last tour of the house. There are lots of the old abbey rooms to see but all were virtually empty so actually not a great deal to see. Lacock is full of international tourists most of whom seemed hell-bent on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Interesting if you are into photography. We learned quite a lot about the history of the process behind it all

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What an interesting and fascinating tale of photography! Beautifully laid out - exhibits had me hooked! I was completely ignorant about the development/ invention of photography before dropping by! Thank you so much for a fab couple of hours.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great information and exhibits about the early years of photography. Altogether a great attraction along with the Abbey and the village.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very well laid out museum with interesting exhibits on show. Learnt something that I was not aware of.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

So much information is crammed into a small space at this museum. There are displays of photographic equipment, as well as photographic images. There is a recreation of a Victorian studio where visitors can dress up to take their own photographs. A book stall provides a very good selection of books on the subject of Phototgraphy.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We visited the Fox Talbot museum during a visit to Lacock Abbey on Saturday and I really enjoyed having a look around. The museum is well laid out with excellent disabled access even with a lift up to the second floor for those who can't manage the stairs. The artifacts and exhibitions are all well labelled and there are some... More 

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