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Etruria Industrial Museum: James Watt lectures

  • Etruria Industrial Museum Kilndown Close, Etruria Vale Road Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 4RB (map)
Etruria Industrial Museum

Etruria Industrial Museum

James Watt Bicentenary Commemoration

The Etruria Industrial Museum and Heritage Centre is the home of Jesse Shirley’s 1857 Bone and Flint Mill, the only remaining operational Steam Driven Potters' Mill in the world. Until 1972 the mill ground bone, flint and Cornish stone used by the pottery industry to produce bone china. Now fully restored, the mill is driven by a rare 1820s Boulton and Watt type rotative beam engine, believed to be built by Bateman & Sherratt.

To commemorate James Watt’s life the Etruria Industrial Museum will be offering a series of Lectures.

Wednesday 31st July at 2.15pm – James Watt’s Life and Achievements by Dr Malcolm Dick
Thursday 1st August at 6.30pm – James Watt’s Lap Engine of 1788 by David Hulse
Friday 2nd August 6.15pm – The achievements of James Watt, by Dr Jim Andrew

Full detials can be found on the Etruria Industrial Museum website.
This event is organised by Etruria Industrial Museum

Earlier Event: July 31
Crazy science and garden picnic
Later Event: August 3
Visit Ecton Mine and Engine House