Booklet highlights Watt events around Birmingham in 2019

Special events are taking place around  Birmingham in 2019 to celebrate the life of James Watt. Download a brochure here (PDF, 3MB). The 18th-century Scottish inventor moved to the English Midlands at the age of 38 to work with industrialist Matthew Boulton. Watt died on August 19, 1819, at his home “Heathfield” in the Handsworth area … Continue reading Booklet highlights Watt events around Birmingham in 2019

Library of Birmingham to host Watt exhibition

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 … Continue reading Library of Birmingham to host Watt exhibition