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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
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very interesting day out. and harry potter was filmed here.

Lacock abbey and fox Talbot museum is a very interesting day. It was very tranquil when we went mid week.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lacock abbey and fox Talbot museum is a very interesting day. It was very tranquil when we went mid week.

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Westbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very interesting photos of sea creatures as well as photographic history. Lots of detail on early photos - needs plenty of time if you are a keen photographer.

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Leedstown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with friends. The history of Wm Fox Talbot, the father of photography was facinating. Set in his family home which was a lovely 800 year old former abbey. There was also a fantastic exhibition of photography underwater. Very interesting if you enjoy photography and history.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting exhibition about early photography. Worth seeing the exhibition and then the window which was the subject of the earliest photographic 'negative', which was Fox Talbot's 'winner'.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We headed off to our first stop at Lacock Abbey. This was the home of Fox-Talbot a bright early Victorian who developed a reliable method of creating a photographic image. There was a small but interesting exhibition at the reception place. A Frenchman, Daguerre, also developed a photographic process much preferred by many as it gave a finer image. Fox-Talbot’s... More 

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

What a delightful find- lots of information about the family and the inventor who lived there. Lovely rooms, very knowledgeable volunteers in each room

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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 July 12, 2016

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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