A new exhibition on Scottish inventor James Watt is launching this month at Stirling’s Engine Shed venue.

“James Watt: Power to the World” will run from Thursday, April 25 to Friday, August 23. It promises to “explore the life, work, and legacy of James Watt – and his reinvention of the steam engine”.

Admission to the exhibition is free of charge. The Engine Shed is normally open every day, except Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The opening day – April 25 – will also co-incide with a ticketed event about Watt – also taking place in the venue. Click here for details.

Please note that there is a charge to attend the launch day event/mini-conference; however, the exhibition is free.

Summary: Two hundred and fifty years ago – in 1769 – James Watt patented the idea of using a “separate condenser” to improve the power of steam engines. His resulting work drove the Industrial Revolution. Discover Watt’s impact on industry, architecture and engineering – evidence you can still see today. This year (2019) also marks the 200th anniversary of Watt’s death. Events like this are being organised around the UK to celebrate Watt’s legacy.

Date: The Stirling exhibition will run from Aril 25, 2019 to August 23, 2019

Location: The Engine Shed, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ

Admission times: During normal opening hours at the Engine Shed. The venue is open every day, except Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Admission to the exhibition is free. No need to book, just turn up.

Access to venue: Information on parking, public transport and facilities for people with disabilities/particular needs is on the Engine Shed website. 

Any additional relevant information: Contact the Engine Shed on 01786 234800 or email: technicaleducation@hes.scot