Invention of the steam turbine; preserving Britain's steam heritage.
How steam revolutionised shipping, from early paddle steamers with screw propellers to modern vessels like the Royal Yacht Britannia.
Early experiments in the use of steam for road transport; the development of the traction engine.
The expansion of industrial Britain in the 18th century; huge stationary steam engines are used in mills, collieries and steel works until the 20th century.
Early colliery railways; the end of steam operation on Britain's rail network in the 1960s.
The steam engine was first developed to pump water from tin mines.