Valerie Boa, the curator of the McLean Museum and Art Gallery in Greenock, has talked about James Watt’s early life in the town. The inventor was born in William Street in 1736.
WATT’S LEGACY TO THE TOWN
Valerie also talked about Watt’s legacy and how visitors can walk in Watt’s footsteps.
Please note that Greenock’s McLean Museum and Art Gallery – and neighbouring Watt Library – are currently (at the time of writing in 2018) closed for renovations. The complex is expected to re-open in 2019.
In the meantime, some displays are on show at the Inverclyde Heritage Hub in Cathcart Street. The Hub includes free tourist/heritage guides – including a publication about Watt’s life.
- You can find out more about Watt here.
- You can also access Inverclyde Council’s Collections Online here.
Historical image copyright of the Inverclyde Libraries, McLean Museum and Art Gallery and Inverclyde Archives Service – available for personal non-commercial use under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.
The image at the top of the page and above – William Street in Greenock today, including the Watt statue.