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Lacock Abbey

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The window at Lacock Abbey which was the subject of Fox Talbot's first photographic negative
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An air pump and other scientific instruments used by Fox Talbot are displayed in his study

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village at Lacock, near Chippenham, Wilts

The Fox Talbot Museum contains displays and artefacts relating to the history of photography in general, and more specifically to the photographic and other scientific activity of William Henry Fox Talbot, who created the first photographic negative in 1835, at his home, Lacock Abbey.