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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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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Fox Talbot Museum worth a visit, Abbey poor with very little other than Fox Talbot's study to recommend it. Could have made much more of the Harry Potter links especially for children. The Botanical Garden neglected. Food non existent. Porta Loo unusable as it stunk so had to return to car park for those facilities.

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South Molton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I wasn't expecting such an informative museum, I've always been interested in photography, this gave an insight into the early days and also into the art work of the 'tour' painters,

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Beautiful building and lovely gardens. Interesting history. The Abbey grounds can be uneven in places and may be a challenge for the elderly or infirm. There were wheelchairs available but I am not sure how accessible it would be. The museum was interesting but I do not think that it would appeal to younger children.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This picturesque little village was like stepping onto a Jane Austin movie set. Old cottages, people selling homegrown veg on their doorstep, little markets and gift shops. The Abbey and museum were both really fascinating and very beautiful. My husband is a photographer, so found the history of the place and the part it's owner played in inventing photos really... More

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Thornbury, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Interesting museum. Although I'm not really into photography, my brother is and he found it fascinating. Really enjoyed the dressing up area upstairs where we took lots of photos.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went to the abbey and the museum is part of the visit. The abbey is well worth a visit, really beautiful and lovely grounds. The fox talbot museum is great if you are interested in cameras but that's about it.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

As always a very good visit with the National trust! Not very big but very interesting. Friendly staff and guides. A real must even if your not into photography. Interesting to see all the old cameras.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I had very little knowledge about the invention of photography so found this museum particularly informative. It was v well presented and just about the right size ie not too much information to trawl through but gave you a real sense of the wonderful achievements of those involved & how things have developed through to the present day.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We enjoyed this museum very much. The displays showed the progression of the science of photography. Being a chemical engineer, I enjoyed the technical descriptions and the explanation of the various processes. The historical aspect was addressed as well. My favorite was the timeline showing both Fox-Talbot discoveries with the timeline of Daugerre's discoveries. The question being, who really IS... More

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A good, if small, museum giving an overview of the history of photography, & it's association with Fox Talbot & Lacock Abbey. Surprised not to see the iconic photo taken of the window at the abbey though!

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