This talk will look at the wives and daughters of some of the Lunar Society men, including Peggy and Anne Watt.
In 1798 James Watt Jnr visited Kennetpans distillery to inspect engines and chase payments. This talk uses his drawings and letters as sources.
Go behind the scenes at Birmingham Archives and view original documents from the James Watt Archive Collection.
This talk will look at James Watt’s early engines which were used to pump water out of mines and up canals, focus will be on the Smethwick Engine and Birmingham Canal System.
Hear how James Watt’s pioneering work on improving steam engines led to a highly successful partnership with the industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton.
Hundreds of people worked for James Watt and Matthew Boulton. Hear about everyday workers’ experiences and relationships with their employers.
Come behind the scenes at Birmingham Museums Trust on a conservation studio tour. See objects being prepared for display in the James Watt Exhibition (July/ Oct; Library of Birmingham).
Soho Steam Day celebrates the great inventor and steam pioneer James Watt with model steam engines and miniature model railway.
Geology was one of James Watt’s many interests and he went on excursions to the Lickeys. This walk will follow in his footsteps and explores the geology of these popular hills.