Pencils of Nature by Tom Butler, an exhibition at the Fox Talbot Museum

American artist Tom Butler has created a new body of work in response to Talbot’s pioneering work in the field of photography, using Victorian cabinet cards.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

After a visit to Lacock, Tom was inspired to begin working on this new work, seen here for the first time as Pencils of Nature. The cabinet card was a staple of Victorian photography. Still widely available, Butler has collected the cards over the years from antique stores and American “flea markets.” He has transformed them by cutting them into strips, laminating with glue and then sanding and shaping them, before finally burnishing them with candle wax.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.00 £14.50
Child £8.00 £7.20
Family £40.00 £36.20
Group Adult N/A £13.60
Group Child N/A £6.80

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Children's prices apply for those who are 17 years old or under. Under 5s go free.

As a member, you'll enjoy free access to hundreds of unforgettable places. You'll also help protect them for future generations. 

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The exhibition is on the ground floor of the Fox Talbot museum in Lacock.
Accessibility
The exhibition space is fully accessible.
Other
We are able to cater for the majority of requests, with most visits being self-led by teachers or group leaders. Where possible, we can provide tailored visits by advance discussion.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 September 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
21 September 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
22 September 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
23 September 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
24 September 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
25 September 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
26 September 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
27 September 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
28 September 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
29 September 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
30 September 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
1 October 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
2 October 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
3 October 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
4 October 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
5 October 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
6 October 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
7 October 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
8 October 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available
9 October 2019 10:30 - 17:30 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Visitor Reception
Email
lacockabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01249 730459

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Pencils of Nature by Tom Butler, an exhibition at the Fox Talbot Museum

Fri 20 Sep 2019
10:30-17:30
American artist Tom Butler has created a new body of work in response to Talbot’s pioneering work in the field of photography, using Victorian cabinet cards.

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