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Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey, Lacock

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4.4/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey is part of an estate that was once the home of William Henry Fox Talbot. The museum celebrates the achievements Talbot, famous for his contributions to the invention of photography. When you visit, don’t miss the changing exhibitions and artwork. In Lacock, it is easy for you to spend the whole day here. You can see the estate’s unique blend of architectural styles by visiting the grounds and various buildings. Scenes around the site have been featured in major movies, such as the Harry Potter films and "The Other Boleyn Girl." You can eat and shop in the village streets, and you may even want to experience life in Lacock by staying in the holiday cottage. Plan your visit to Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Lacock vacation builder.
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  • 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...  read more »
  • 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 ab...  read more »
  • 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 a...  read more »
  • Lacock is National Trust village used as a filming location, and you can see why. Once you arrive, the main road takes you to the village. It's a fairytale place. If you ignore the cars, you feel you are in a period film. The main area of filming is a wide street full of historic houses. One house prettier than the other with bags of character and historic details. This village has been used for film productions of Wolfman, Pride and Prejudice, Cranford Chronicles, Emma and Harry Potter films. The village focal point is the opulent Lacock Abbey, and it's luscious grounds. Located in the middle of the Village, the building dates back to 13th century. First an Abbey till 1539, it later became a country house within its woodland grounds. Breathtaking and magical place. Highly recommended!
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