Willans Works Exhibition

Until 22nd August 2015, Rugby Art Gallery & Museum

Willans & Robinson Paris Exhibition
Warwickshire County Record Office reference CR 4031. Used with kind permission of Alstom Ltd.

The Willans Works exhibition is on until 22nd August at Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, celebrating Rugby’s rich engineering heritage by tracing the history of Willans and Robinson, the firm which pioneered the manufacture of steam engines and turbines in the town.

The exhibition features photographs, brochures, company newsletters and advertisements from Willans & Robinson, English Electric and GEC.

Warwickshire County Record Office launched the Boaters and Bright Sparks project after securing £50,000 in grants to catalogue its archive of records relating to the Willans Works and duplicate records have been donated to Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.

Oral histories

The Friends of Rugby Art Gallery and Museum have launched a new project to record oral histories of employees memories and experiences of the Willans Works.

People interested in taking part in the project can call 01788 533200 or email ragm@rugby.gov.uk.