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Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey, Lacock
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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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  • Very interesting ride, learn about the history and dependencies of the family Talbot, property that still belongs to the family. Touring the Museum one is carries an idea quite clear about the conditions of life in that time for this family well-to-do of the West English. On the site of the famous "shooting", there is a replica on a large scale black box, where one can get and experience the optical phenomenon which resulted in photography.
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  • This National trust property and adjoining village is a not-to-be-missed place to visit. The museum, though small, is filled with interesting artefacts and information on the pioneering photography wo...  more »
  • We love the Fox Talbot Museum and gallery. The exhibitions are fascinating: currently a stunning photographic study of 5 different female farmers from the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Accessible fo...  more »
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  • Great family day out. My 2 little girls enjoyed the Halloween monster trail. Lovely scenery and nice walks. Also treated our self's to a slice of cake and a pot of tea across the road at the barn caffe.
  • Well kept National Trust village. Enjoyed the Fox Talbot photography exhibition and underwater photography display.
  • Love this place. The photography museum is a must for any photographer's.
  • Old historic buildings.
  • Typical National Trust - excellent, and they seem to have taken over the whole village :). Really good day out for anyone.