Falconer readies for summer season with James Watt

Forres' Falconer Museum to open with James Watt exhibition
Forres’ Falconer Museum to open with James Watt exhibition

ONE OF MORAY’S most popular attractions are launching their summer season next week with a celebration of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

The Falconer Museum will reopen on Tuesday with ‘Power to the People’, an exhibition that will allow visitors to learn more about the work and achievements of James Watt.

A Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer and chemist, Watt is famous the world over for his pioneering work on enhancing steam engine technology.  His effigy is one of the twelve carved figureheads on the exterior of the Falconer, which celebrates ‘Eminent enlightenment and Victorian Scientists’.

A spokeswoman for the museum said: “Who better to celebrate Scottish innovation than James Watt? He truly brought ‘Power to the People’.”

Visitor will be able to take a look at both the history and future of power generation and consumption, as well as trying out hands-on energy experiments – a 1930s wind-up gramophone, Singer sewing machine and a kinetic powered inflatable light bulb bike.

The Falconer Museum and Local Information Point is open from Tuesday, April 5 until Sunday, October 30. The attraction opening hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm

Look out for our free Family drop-in’s during the School holidays, every Wednesday morning from 10am until 12noon.