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Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey

Lacock Abbey High Street, Lacock SN15 2LG, England
+44 1249 730459
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Photography enthusiasts

Great information about the birth of photography. Much to read and see if that's your sort of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Philippaho
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Hong Kong, China
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Fascinating exhibition

A fascinating and informative exhibition of how photography progressed from plants left on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
lynnb1968
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Lacock Abbey High Street, Lacock SN15 2LG, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great information about the birth of photography. Much to read and see if that's your sort of interest!

Thank Philippaho
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A fascinating and informative exhibition of how photography progressed from plants left on light-sensitive paper, to modern day photographic methods.

Thank lynnb1968
Reviewed 6 days ago

The first negative was taken by William Henry Fox Talbot, the founder of the museum. It is a small but very interesting.

1  Thank antonis k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting step back in time seeing the birth and development of photography. We were fortunate to be there when the fractured architecture exhibition was on which was stunning.

Thank Jane0710
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small quirky museum is overshadowed by masses of tourists on the lookout for Harry Potter and other film/tv series locations. While the village of Lacock is picturesque - the museum is a must. Small, full of history and no frills - this...More

Thank Nicholas C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for an impromptu visit - had no idea Fox-Talbot produced the first photograph- brilliant! Also didn't know some of the early Harry Potter filmed no was done in the Abbey, or Downtown !! What a fantastic place. Owned by the NT and well...More

2  Thank pmorris99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went many years ago to the photographic museum and it was then very hands on and we loved it, sadly no longer. We went with our grandchildren aged 12yrs and 9yrs expecting an interactive child friendly vusual display which sadly no longer exists. .what...More

1  Thank hilary02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The photography museum was totally absorbing and it was wonderful to see the spot where the first photo negative was taken. The abbey and gardens were also very interesting too.

2  Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is somewhat disappointing for the entry price, I expected more, but the Abbey is worth a visit. The museum only redeemed itself by having a Thomas Kellner exhibition on. I know it is expensive to maintain these heritage priperties, but without that, I...More

Thank Nigel_Havant
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good history of photography set in a nice location.However could do with more hands on interactive displays etc.

1  Thank barrelmakercooper
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