Audio slideshow: James Watt

Acclaimed by many as the first hero of the British Industrial Revolution, the achievements of engineer James Watt are being celebrated by staff at the Science Museum in London - who have made new discoveries of their own.

As they sifted through items owned by Watt, and started to reconstruct his attic workshop in the museum, they found a mould of his head - from which they have now created a new bust. Take a look with curators Andrew Nahum and Ben Russell - and see how Watt helped spark the Industrial Revolution.

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James Watt's attic workshop can be seen at the Science Museum, London, from 23rd March 2011.

Images courtesy Getty Images, Science Photo Library and The Science Museum, London. All images subject to copyright.

Music courtesy KPM Music and Reliable Source Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 22 March 2011.


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