Heriot-Watt University is running a special exhibition to celebrate the life of James Watt. The display is being hosted in the free museum at the University’s Edinburgh campus, on the outskirts of the city, until the end of August 2019.

Full details below.

Watt Copier
Watt’s copying machine. Picture: Heriot-Watt University.

Name of event: Watt An Inspiration

Summary: Exhibition exploring the legacy of Watt’s inventions, featuring a Watt copier, a piece of James Watt’s maternal aunt’s wedding dress and a sectional model of a steam engine by James Nasmyth.

Date(s) of event: from January 7, 2019 to August 29, 2019

Admission times: The Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays to Thursdays.

Location: Museum, Ground floor of Cameron Smail Library, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS

Admission: Free

Tickets: No tickets required

Email for enquiries: heritage@hw.ac.uk

Telephone number for enquiries: 0131 451 3218

Access to venue (parking/transport links/access for people with disabilities): There is disabled access and disabled parking in car park J. The campus is well served with bus services. Find out more here.

Any additional relevant information: Find out more about heritage at Heriot-Watt here.

Organisers (who’s organising the event and the names of any partner organisations or funders): Heritage Service, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Nasmyth model of Watt engine (1)
Nasmyth model of Watt engine. Picture: Heriot-Watt University.
A piece of James Watt's maternal aunt's wedding dress. Picture: Heriot-Watt University.
A piece of James Watt’s maternal aunt’s wedding dress. Picture: Heriot-Watt University.