The London Museum of Water and Steam has published its own factsheet for teachers – highlighting “five things you need to know” about James Watt.

You can download the factsheet by clicking this link.

The factsheet is part of a series of useful links and downloads available on the Museum’s website.

The Museum in Brentford features its very own Boulton and Watt steam engine. It was built at Soho, Birmingham, in 1820 – the year after James Watt died.

The Museum says: “This engine is the oldest known working waterworks beam engine in the world.”

The Museum itself is a bit of a star. It is said to have been used as a location for episodes of TV shows such as “EastEnders”, “The Bill” and even “Doctor Who”.