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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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Fascinating museum of photography

For those interested in the history of photography the museum at the entrance tonLacock abbey is very informative on the professional rivalry that existed between deguerre and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
kishere t
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loughborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For those interested in the history of photography the museum at the entrance tonLacock abbey is very informative on the professional rivalry that existed between deguerre and Fox talbot and their pioneering work in photography.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were knowledgeable and exhibit was small but informative. The manager came from downstairs to answer some of my questions and was very helpful. Free entry for NT members. Fascinating to think how someone could "invent" photography!

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed looking at the history of photography. The window where it all happened along with the books Talbot has written are worth looking at. Through the gardens as well there are lens and projections which were fun to look through and see the the scenery from a different perspective.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I last visited the Abbey some years ago the private rooms were not on view and I can't remember where the Fox-Talbot exhibition was displayed. However, the current setting makes it all easier to understand and if you take time to read the various information panels you'll find it brings what could be considered a "dry" subject To life.... More 

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Lakenheath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely Abbey turned into a house. The house where Fox-Talbot produced the first photo negative. The window which was used to produce this still exists today.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small museum by Lacock Abbey. Interesting insight into the history of photography and how Fox Talbot came to invent the negatives. Good way to spend some free time, but we were more interested in seeing the Abbey itself. =P

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum here captures the balance between sharing the past and intriguing the old and the young. The displays are pertinent clear and well illustrated and well worth coming to see to gain insight and knowledge for all ages, especially those studying history. There is an excellent shop with great gifts and books and I think the National Trust has... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of the Abbey visit, the museum is very interesting, if smallish. A must for photographers, but also take in the Abbey and house to see the window Fox Talbot took his first famous photograph as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Learned about the inventor of photography, get to visit HP filmed site, got welcome by lovely and friendly staffs. Lovely place to visit for nature and history seeker.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An extremely interesting exhibition of the history of photography, including an exhibition of photographs taken in Iceland. Good at any time, the museum is a great stop on the way to the Abbey in inclement weather.

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