Glasgow’s Riverside Museum will mark the 200th anniversary of the death of inventor James Watt with a new exhibition later in 2019.

It will contrast Watt’s work to develop an improved steam engine with 21st century transport innovations such as a Tesla Model S car.

Curator Neil Johnson-Symington of Glasgow Life, which runs the Museum, talked about plans for the exhibition. Listen to the audio here . . .


Riverside – on the banks of the River Clyde – is Glasgow’s award-winning transport museum. With over 3,000 objects on display, the free facility offers everything from steam engines to skateboards. There are also paintings, prams, cars – and even a Stormtrooper.

Neil’s fellow curator at the museum, John Messner, talked more about the venue and its ethos.

Listen here . . .


Discover more about Riverside Museum on the Glasgow Life website.