A major exhibition on inventor James Watt is coming to a close. "Watt In The World" ends its run at the Library of Birmingham on November 2. Admission is free of charge. Get more information on the Birmingham City Council website. You can also read more about the exhibition on this website. The exhibition was set … Continue reading Watt exhibition ends on November 2
A James Watt-related display at Riverside Museum in Glasgow is due to launch on November 20, 2019. The new exhibition is entitled "Going Green – The Drive for Energy Efficiency". Keep following Glasgow Life, which runs the museum, for updates. You can also read an earlier article, on plans for the display, on this website.
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Dr Malcolm Dick OBE - Director of the Centre for West Midlands History and Senior Lecturer in Regional and Local History at the University of Birmingham - reflects on the life and legacy of James Watt. This Sunday (August 25, 2019) marks the 200th anniversary of the Watt's death. Check out events here. James Watt … Continue reading James Watt and the celebration of innovation
It was the model engine that inspired James Watt to have his big idea .... The model Newcomen Engine is now on show in a glass case in The Hunterian Museum within the University of Glasgow. It was once used for teaching and demonstrations. But it was unreliable. Between 1763 and 1764, the young James … Continue reading Heritage award for museum’s model engine
Bo'ness Library is hosting a free exhibition on inventor James Watt. The displays tell of Watt's early life and his partnership with Dr John Roebuck (who lived at Kinneil House, Bo'ness). They also explore Watt's move to Birmingham, how he teamed up with industrialist Matthew Boulton, Watt's other projects, his family, his role in the … Continue reading Check out free library exhibition on Watt
Doors Open Days in Inverclyde this year will include a James Watt tour and Watt Lego! events in local libraries. See full listings here. Look out for activities in Inverclyde on August 31 and September 1. Doors Open Days helps people see inside buildings not normally (or always) open to the public. A spokesperson for … Continue reading Doors Open to celebrate Watt
Greenock - the birthplace of James Watt - is set to celebrate the great man with an exhibition and musical recital. "Where Art Tells Tales" has been organised as part of Inverclyde's Great Place project and is the result of community workshops. The event will take place at the town's Beacon Arts Centre on Friday, … Continue reading Exhibition and musical tribute to Watt
The University of Birmingham has produced a short video about the new "Watt in the World" exhibition - charting the life and legacy of inventor James Watt. The display is at the Library of Birmingham until November. (More details here.) The video features Dr Malcolm Dick from the University - who has just produced a … Continue reading Video showcases new Watt exhibition
A major exhibition on the life and legacy of inventor James Watt has launched at the Library of Birmingham. The "Watt in the World" display has free admission and runs until November. For more information, visit the Library website and the JamesWatt2019 website. You can also see a report about the new exhibition on blogger Ruth Millington's … Continue reading Major Watt exhibition launched