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Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey

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Lacock Abbey High Street, Lacock SN15 2LG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fox Talbot Museum charts the invention of the first ever negative which at the time was monumental. There are interesting boards showing how photography has progressed over the years and they have a collection of very old cameras. Upstairs there is a temporary photography...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank AngieP49
Reviewed 1 week ago

so interesting and informative I spent a good hour just learning all about someone I had never heard of The staff were excellent and there is so much to see Brilliant for me as my youngest grandson has an interest in photography so I managed...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent museum for the photographer and anyone interested in the story of photography. This discovery and development of the subject by Fox Talbot has had an enduring impact on modern life.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank bdon257
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid a short visit to this museum as part of a day out at Lacock Abbey. The museum is well curated and has clear descriptions of the exhibits. It is a great place for a photography enthusiast to visit, but is of limited interest...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kittyginger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great exhibits and lovely building. Thought provoking exhibit and great photographs. Beautiful building and helpful staff

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 573sharonk
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyable walk around the museum. I had no idea who Fox Talbot was or his influence in photography. Worth a visit just for the history of it. It is part of the national trust so the next port of call was Lacock Abbey. Better than...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank hayley s
Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

I’ve wanted to visit here since I played cricket in the adjacent field forty years ago. Traveling to the West Country and needing a place to break our journey was just the reason. The displays are clear, informative and concise. The content is stunning. So...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank terryl969
Reviewed April 8, 2019

We all have heard of Daguerre when it comes to film, but it appears that William Henry Fox Talbot was actually perfecting the process of film developing, but was never given the credit. This is a small museum, but worth stopping in and seeing if...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank geismom
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Like my Father before me, I am a keen photographer. Although I helped my Father with developing his photographs, it is not something that I have ever done, or needed to do, given photographic production services and now digital photography. This museum comprehensively tells the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Burdocks
Reviewed March 19, 2019

A national trust property so it helps to be a member for parking and entry. A great photographic museum showing where photography was born and the Abbey is where some of Harry Pitter was filmed. The cloisters are some of the best preserved in the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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