Watt in the World; the Life and Legacy of James Watt
2019 is the bicentenary of James Watt who lived in Handsworth. This major exhibition features over 100 internationally important archival and museum objects.
The exhibition includes paintings, works on paper, furniture, silver, scientific instruments, personal items, photographs, documents, notebooks and letters.
Highlights include James Watt’s notebooks detailing his experiments, personal correspondence with friends and family, silverware by Matthew Boulton, a Watt copy press, a working scale model engine and Sir Thomas Lawrence’s 1812 portrait of the great engineer.
Date & Time
Thursday 12 – Saturday 21 Sept
Library of Birmingham, The Gallery, Floor 3, Centenary Square, Broad Street, B1 2ND
Booking not required
Stairs to first floor