Half term in Bath Day 7 – Lacock Abbey and Fox Talbot Museum

I have been offline for quite a few weeks with a few things going on, so am now finally retrospectively catching up on the rest of our fab half-term break to Bath and the surrounding areas. This post relates to 19th February 2016.

Lacock Abbey and the Fox Talbot Museum

Partly due to the National Trust membership and wanting to make the most of it we headed into rural Wiltshire to explore the village of Lacock, which has incidentally had a number of TV appearances, the Abbey and the Fox Talbot photography museum.

The first thing we saw as we walked from the car park was this play park. Georgie was off like a shot and it took us ages before we actually managed to get to the entrance!

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The Abbey was beautiful and has an incredible history. I have to admit though, as a total Harry Potter fan I was interested in the fact it was used in the films.

The photography museum is excellent. Talbot is famous for creating the first photographic negative in 1835. It seems remarkable in a world today where photography is everywhere how much things have moved on; and even more incredible that he worked out the way to make this possible!

“How charming it would be if it were possible to cause these natural images to imprint themselves durable and remain fixed upon the paper! And why should it not be possible? I asked myself.” William Talbot

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The village

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Travelling home

The following day after Georgie had made one last crafty thing, a heart pen holder we said goodbye to Cider Press Cottage and headed home. On the way back we stopped at Gloucester Services, which are so nice. It was a fantastic trip and I hope we can go back to the area again.

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  1. 10th April 2016 / 9:53 pm

    Great pictures and an equally great holiday, you packed in a whole heap of activities and visiting.

    When our older three girls were small we took out an NT membership at the start of the holiday and by the end it had paid for itself!! All the other NT visits during that year were much appreciated freebies .-)

    Thanks for replying to my email. I am pleased that things are going well.

    San x

  2. 11th April 2016 / 5:57 am

    Thanks San, it was a great holiday :). You know it didn’t feel like we were doing loads whilst we were there but when I look back at the photos, it does seem like a lot.

    The national trust is fab isn’t it. I need to check out where we are going to visit next as we have been pretty quiet on going anywhere since we got back from Bath.

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