Turbinia Discovery Museum

Discovery Museum

The Discovery Museum is a large red brick building, topped with some green domes. The museum is well worth a visit, it’s pride and joy is surely Turbinia, a boat constructed by Sir Charles Parsons (1854-1931).  ‘Turbinia’ epitomises the achievements of Sir Charles Parsons (1854-1931), world-renowned engineer and inventor. The ship is powered by his greatest invention, the first practical steam turbine, which transformed high-speed ship propulsion and established the foundation for present-day electrical power generation. It would make a good film, Parsons at the helm, Pipe in hand.  The Discovery displays a replica of Joseph Swan’s first light bulb.

Parsons - Genius Of Power - Reel 1 Also Known As Parsons' Turbines - British Pathé

Parsons – Genius Of Power – Reel 1 Also Known As Parsons’ Turbines – British Pathéhttp://www.britishpathe.com/video/parsons-genius-of-power-reel-1-also-known-as/query/RECORD+YACHTBritish Pathe, the world