Historic buildings – housing a museum and art gallery, library and meeting hall – have re-opened after a £2.1 million refurbishment programme.
The Watt Institution in James Watt’s hometown of Greenock houses the McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Watt Library and Watt Hall.
The complex re-opened its doors to visitors today (November 22), following extensive works funded by Inverclyde Council and Historic Environment Scotland.
The figure of James Watt dominates the buildings. A bust of the inventor is one of the key exhibits visitors will see when they enter the museum section. An impressive statue dominates the Watt Library. And new displays on Watt’s life and legacy surround the impressive Watt Hall.
The Museum is full of great exhibits showcasing the rich heritage of Inverclyde.
The Watt Hall features a new exhibition about the life and times of James Watt.
Upstairs impressive paintings are on show in the Art Gallery.
Inside the Watt Library at Greenock.
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Visit the buildings for yourself. Click to see a larger version of the area map below.