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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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This is an interesting museum generally about the photographic pioneer (Fox-Talbot) and his rival, it shows the historical development of early photography. It is well laid out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting museum generally about the photographic pioneer (Fox-Talbot) and his rival, it shows the historical development of early photography. It is well laid out and very accessible on a mobility scooter, the upper gallery is accessible via a stair lift. Free disabled parking is a little distant but drop off available.

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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

a really interesting place to visit even if photography is not your thing .some great displays and examples of photography

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

It is a small museum set in an old barn. Packed with information on the development of photography. It would only take about 40 minutes to see everything in there

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Range of historical contexts from 14th c monastery through Victorian photographic pioneer (Fox-Talbot) to recently occupied residence.The room stewards were all very friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. The exhibition exploring the development of early photography is very well organised and very accessible. The grounds are a little disappointing but would be flourishing in the summer

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Religious part of the Abbey was interesting, but one must use the imagination widely as the artefacts are sparce. The Fox Talbot aspect is very interesting and educational, and the First floor in the Abbey is well furnished and the History explained It's really too expensive for a Full Ticket. Surrounding grounds are lovely, and the Village also owned... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We came here on a dull Wednesday afternoon - and had a brilliant time! The Abbey's cloisters and rooms are really well preserved (and is where Harry Potter was filmed). The house and photography museum are also very interesting. Highly recommended.

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wilts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

laid out well with some interesting artifacts - even the children were amazed to find out that photography didnt start digitally!!

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This National Trust property is well worth a visit. It offers visitors three things in one visit. The Museum details the history of photography from it's beginnings in the early 19thC and how William Henry Fox Talbot, famous for his contributions to photography, fits in to the timeline. The house (Lacock Abbey) is a slightly odd looking country house boasting... More 

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Surrey, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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

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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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