The life and works of James Watt, who developed and produced the world’s first efficient rotative steam engine is being commemorated at Etruria Industrial Museum. In commemoration the museum is organising a series of events. These include a display and three talks which will take place on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday evening and Friday evening.
Visitors can see a display in the visitor centre and on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday afternoons Shirley’s Bone and Flint Mill in action. The steam powered engine, Princess, will be operating from 12.30 to 4.30pm with the engine started on the hour. The museum is free, entry to the mill is £4 for adults and free for under 16s accompanied by a paying adult, guided tour is £6, free for under 16s accompanied by a paying adult.