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Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology presents James Watt Day

HAMILTON, ON – The Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology at 900 Woodward Avenue. invites you to celebrate James Watt Day on January 19 from 12 noon to 4 pm.

James Watt was a Scottish engineer whose improvements to steam technology changed the world and brought about the Industrial Revolution. Watt’s innovations paved the way for the 70-ton steam engines that operated the 1859 Hamilton Waterworks, on display at the museum. Help us celebrate his 284th birthday with free admission to the museum, and birthday cake (while supplies last)!   

Quick Facts

  • The Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology is a National Historic Site of Canada and a Civil and Power Engineering Landmark.
  • Housed in a 160-year-old Waterworks, the Museum preserves two 70-ton water pumping steam engines, perhaps the oldest surviving Canadian-built engines.
  • The museum is open year-round – Tuesday to Sunday 12 noon to 4 pm. Regular admissions rates are: Adult $8.50; Senior/Student $7.50; Child $6 ; Family $25.