New Lanark, a village on the River Clyde near Glasgow, was a revolutionary industrial and housing complex, combining a cotton mill with purpose-built housing, education and social care for its workers and their families.
This is the first steam powered railway engine to run on a public railway. It was designed by George Stephenson and sparked a transport revolution that transformed the lives and fortunes of people across Britain and the wider world.
This gilded bronze statue, known as the ‘Golden Boys’ honours Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), James Watt (1736-1819) and William Murdoch (1754 – 1839).
The steam engine was one of the most important technologies of the industrial revolution. But it could be dangerous. The invention of the steam whistle made steam power much safer, saving countless lives as steam technology developed and grew through the 1800s.
Invented 200 years ago, the humble bicycle is one of the most popular and enduring innovations of all time.