When Watt died in 1819, his workshop at his home near Birmingham, was locked and its contents left undisturbed as an 'industrial shrine'. Then, in 1924, the complete workshop, including its door, window, skylight, floorboards and 6,500 objects used or created by Watt, were carefully removed and transported to the Science Museum. The vast majority of its contents, once hidden within drawers, on shelves and under piles of tools and papers are now revealed. The tour will last between 30 and 40 minutes, with time afterwards for exploration and questions.
Venue Details & Map
Exhibition RoadLondonSW7 2DD
- 0870 8704 868
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- Tube: South Kensington Train: Victoria
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