Cameras like these and many more are on display © Roger Watson

Cameras like these and many more are on display

Capturing the light

This new exhibition in the Fox Talbot Museum gallery showcases a fascinating range of objects from early photography.

From magic lanterns to stereoscopes; pre-photographic optical devices, period cameras and early photographs from 1780 to 1860 form the core of the exhibition. Important contributors and inventors are introduced and their techniques explained.

Step into our dress-up Victorian photographer's studio and imagine yourself 150 years ago, having your photograph taken for the very first time.

The exhibition runs daily until 4 January 2015.

Upper gallery

The upper gallery at the Fox Talbot Museum is home to changing photography exhibitions throughout the year, one in winter and one in summer.

Love Lacock

Do you love walking around Lacock? © Arnhel de Serra

Enter the Love Lacock photography competition and show us what makes Lacock a special place for you in a photograph for a chance to win a special VIP Lacock experience.

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