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The Assay Office Private Silver Collection

James Watt was one of the first Wardens of the Birmingham Assay Office, established in 1773. To celebrate Watt 2019 The Assay Office is opening the doors to its important private collections. Curator Craig O Donnell will deliver a brief talk before inviting visitors to view the impressive array of silver coins and medals from the Soho Mint.

Private Assay Office ledgers and books not normally accessible will also be on display.

For more information please visit jameswatt2019.org
11am: Arrival – tea, coffee & biscuits in the impressive Assay Office Foyer
11.15am: Introduction to the Silver Collection from Craig O Donnell
11.35am: Time to browse the Silver Collection and selected archive material at your leisure
12.00noon: Visit ends

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date and time

Fri 11 Oct 2019
11:00 - 12:00


£10 per person


Birmingham Assay Offce
Icknield Street
B18 6RZ

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