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The Watt Institution comprises The McLean Museum and Art Gallery, the Watt Library and Inverclyde Archives. An addition to the earlier Watt Library which opened as a subscription library in 1837, The McLean Museum & Art Gallery opened its doors to the public in 1876. Since the 1970s Inverclyde Council has managed the venue and in 2019, following extensive structural renovations, the venue reopened with its original name, The Watt Institution. The collections which have developed over the years represent both a unique record of Inverclyde and broader national heritage embodying some of the most important themes, events, industries and experiences that have helped shape modern Scotland. Inverclyde Archives holds over 300 years of records, material, ephemera, photographs and items relating to the local history of Inverclyde.

The Watt Institution
15 Kelly Street
PA16 8JX

Email: wattinstitution@inverclyde.gov.uk

Telephone: 01475 715624

The Watt Library
The Watt Library


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