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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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Great small museum

Excellent succinct history of Photography well worth the visit. Many things I did not know and never imaqined.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent succinct history of Photography well worth the visit. Many things I did not know and never imaqined.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

the museum displays were a bit disappointing and too technical for the non aspiring photographer. Felt it could be more comprehensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Fox Talbot Museum has a fine collection of Cameras on display right from the early days. Fox Talbot himself printed the very first photograph of a lattice window which can be seen during your tour of the Abbey which is in it'self very interesting Informative National Trust Volunteers were very helpful, we were even invited to play the Piano... More 

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Chippenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The Museum is a fascinating place for photographers and people keen in history of photography. However, the beauty of Lacock is the combination of its Museum, Abbey, gardens, church, the village itself and all the beautiful walking paths nearby which make it wonderful for all. If you are piano lover, you are welcomed to play its grand piano in the... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Not worth the time or the money, unless you have an unhealthy enthusiasm for photography! Give it a miss.

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Bude, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Having just taken up photography as a hobby this was very intresting to find out about ore of the history of it. The speed that the technology has moved is quite astounding. Well worth a visit if you are in Lacock.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Very interesting, if a bit small. Display of cameras and a few bits and pieces of developing bottles but the interesting parts are the info about the race to 'invent' photography. Fascinating.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

William Henry Fox Talbot lived at Lacock Abbey and in the 1830s he invented how to take a likeness of something on a negative and use it as a positive to make copies of it which hadn't been able to be done before. If you visit the Abbey you can see the window he used for is first photo and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This museum is part and parcel of Lacock Abbey, and as such, is well worth a visit. You will learn all about the early days of photography in England, and a great deal about William Fox Talbot - a truly remarkable man. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Nothing to dislike, equally interesting for those with an interest in photography or not. Plenty of memorabilia and clearly displays the history and discovery of photography. Visit the Abbey first where you can stand in front of the window where Fox Talbot created the first ever negative.

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