Just opened in London — a free exhibition celebrating the Birmingham giant of science James Watt, James Watt and our World : the workshop, the man, and the new Industrial Age.

The curators have recreated Watt’s attic workshop based on the 6,000 workshop items they’ve had in storage since 1924, and the original photos made at his workshops at Handsworth Heath, Birmingham (then in Staffordshire)…

“To Victorians, [Watt’s Birmingham] workshop was a mystical retreat and we are hoping that visitors will be similarly enthralled and inspired today,” says Ben Russell, the Curator of Mechanical Engineering at the Science Museum. “It’s fascinating that we still don’t know the exact purpose of every item in the workshop and we will continue to research this.”