With his engine-building business assured after 1800, James Watt turned to new projects.
The garret workshop from Watt's house at Heathfield, Birmingham, survives today at the Science Museum. Largely as it was when Watt died in 1819, it contains two
sculpture-reproducing machines that Watt developed in his retirement.
Outside the workshop door is a shelf, on which food was left when he was too busy to be disturbed. It is a reminder of Watt's
self-contained character and inventive ability.