The Boulton and Watt steam engine at Verdant Works museum in Dundee has received an Engineering Heritage Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

William Edgar CBE, IMechE Past President, unveiled a commemorative plaque. There was also a special ‘steam-themed’ musical performance from a singing group called Quire.

Pictures from the event – which took place on August 25, 2019 (the 200th anniversary of James Watt’s death) – are posted below. Click any picture to see a larger version.

The rotative beam engine – one of only five of its kind surviving in the UK – is the star object of the High Mill section of Verdant Works’ museum in the city. The engine dates from 1801-1802.

Find out more about the steam engine at Verdant Works here.

The presentation took place just a few days after the IMechE unveiled another plaque at the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow – this time honouring a model Newcomen engine which inspired the young James Watt.


Pictures from the event at Verdant Works on August 25.