Fox Talbot Museum
Discover the birthplace of photography
Be amazed by one man’s ambition and discover how he changed the way we would see the world, forever. The Fox Talbot Museum celebrates the life and work of William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77).
Fox Talbot created the first ever photographic negative in 1835, taken of a small window at his home, Lacock Abbey.
Who was William Henry Fox Talbot?
Who was William Henry Fox Talbot? Who invented photography? What is a daguerreotype?
Watch this video to find out and enjoy a little sneak preview of what you can see and learn at the Fox Talbot Museum.
Fox Talbot took the famous first negative of the oriel window at Lacock Abbey in 1835 - but it wasn't until four years later that he shared his invention with the world.
Make 2014 the year to visit us and find out more about the man, the invention and the Talbot family life.
See a fascinating display of cameras from our collection, including a mock-up dark room.
Take a seat, relax and watch a short film about the 'Capturing the Light' artworks in the grounds.