Birmingham’s stunning central Library is to host a temporary exhibition about James Watt’s life and legacy.

The display will feature paintings, works on paper, furniture, silver, scientific instruments, personal items, photographs, documents, notebooks and letters.

The exhibition is due to launch on Friday, July 12 and run until October 31, 2019.

See more on the James Watt 2019 website.

The Library exhibition will be the centrepiece of the city’s Watt 2019 bicentary celebrations, supported by The National Lottery.

Scottish-born Watt moved to the city at the age of 38 to partner up with industralist Matthew Boulton at a factory in the Soho area.

The Library is located in Broad Street in the city centre. See a map below.

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