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Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey

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Address: Lacock Abbey High Street, Lacock SN15 2LG, England
Phone Number: 44-1249-730459
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Birthplace of photography

In the superb setting of Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot developed the process which would become the foundation of modern, pre-digital photography. As a photographer this was an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Braintree, United Kingdom
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In the superb setting of Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot developed the process which would become the foundation of modern, pre-digital photography. As a photographer this was an inspirational venue for me and I was not disappointed. The museum and visitor centre was well laid out with interesting artefacts, but for me, the ability to go in the grounds of Lacock... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm very well impressed from visit here. It's real must to see place. Great time to spend a romantic day with your 2nd half. Gardens, rooms, all that greens around plus nice sunny day..... just perfect.

Thank letstalkaboutu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours looking around Lacock Abbey on Sunday morning. It is a country house, former home to the Talbot Family (William Henry Fox Talbot - photography inventor) which was built upon the former foundations of a nunnery. The cloisters and rooms under the main house are very atmospheric and give a good insight into it's monastic... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place to wander around, the village is one of the best villages I have been in for a long time, parking is free if you are a nations trust member if not it's not that expensive, as the abbey is part of the village I do recommend you pay and go inside, the gardens are very nice,... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This well laid-out small museum gives an insight into the work and aspirations of Fox Talbot as well as some photographic history. As a person approaching 50, I particularly enjoyed a nostalgic look at some of the old fashioned cameras. I suspect a photography enthusiast would get more out of this museum than I did but it was a pleasant... More 

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Sampford Courtenay, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Really pleasant trip. Nice friendly National Trust volunteers. Lovely village setting for lots of TV dramas and films.

Thank Marion P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

If you are interested in the history of photography this is the place to go. There are a few lovely exhibitions & plenty of information for the interested photographer

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

The museum is the first part of any visit to Lacock Abbey. Although small it packs in a great deal of interesting information and is a must-see part of any visit

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

I love photography so i took the time to visit the museum after the Abbey. I really enjoyed the historical facts and of course the photos. I will cone back again in my own next time so i can spend more time reading the information.

Thank Penny M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Fox Talbot Museum was a really interesting experience and very intriguing to us as we are amateur photographers.We spent quite a few hours in the Abbey and in Laycock village. The museum is very fascinating and well worth a visit. There is also a display of prize winning photographs which were really interesting.All in all a very worthwhile visit.

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