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Named after the world renowned inventor and son of Greenock, James Watt, the Watt Institution and its collections are a national treasure and Inverclyde’s key heritage attraction.

Situated in the west end of Greenock it brings together the McLean Museum and Art Gallery, the Watt Library, Inverclyde Archives and the Watt Hall in a wonderful, Grade A listed building, designed by Sir Edward Blore, who was responsible for completing John Nash’s design for Buckingham Palace.

Recently renovated, it is a must see during your visit to the area and it's free! 

On your visit you can explore and engage with the fascinating and world changing history and heritage of Inverclyde, see amazing collections from all corners of the globe, view the best in the visual arts plus through our archives delve into your family’s history all in a relaxed, accessible, and welcoming venue.

The Watt Institution, 15 Kelly Street, Greenock PA16 8JX

Tel: 01475 715624

Email: wattinstitution@inverclyde.gov.uk

Social media handle: @wattinstitution

Opening hours: 10am - 4pm Wednesdays - Saturdays.

Due to the current pandemic visitors will be asked to supply their track and trace contact details on arrival and masks must be worn on site.

Updates and health advice can be accessed at https://www.inverclyde.gov.uk/coronavirus





















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