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Verdant Works

West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BT, Scotland
+44 1382 225282
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Great visit for the whole family

Easy to park. The children (12years old) were not overly keen. Once there a very knowledgable guide... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JPKD0909
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Watford, United Kingdom
An Industry Uncovered

This is a must visit Museum if you visit Dundee as it explains the rise and fall of one of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gallipoli007
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Inverness, Scotland
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Verdant Works | Made in Dundee | One Mill | Many Stories Verdant Works is a world-class visitor attraction which tells the story of Dundee’s industrial textile heritage in the atmospheric setting of a beautifully refurbished Mill building which dates back to 1833. The story of jute and the story of Dundee are inseparable. The industry employed 50,000 people in the city at its peak and supplied much of the world’s demand for jute goods. As you explore the self-led museum at your own pace you will: – Soak up the atmosphere of the cobbled 19th century courtyard – Enter a busy jute office of 1900 and meet some characters of the period – Find out how jute was harvested in India, how and why it came to Dundee and more about Dundee’s bustling docks – Experience the deafening sounds of the machines and see the jute process from raw fibre to woven cloth – See a typical Dundee ‘plettie’, learn about tenement life and the health of the mill workers. – Discover who ‘kettle bilers’ were and all about the reversal of traditional gender roles in Dundee – finding out about mill girls, Suffragettes and the unions. – Visit the Victorian Half-Time School and also see how the workers spent their precious leisure time. – Enjoy drop in family activities in our specially designed Red Box learning hub – Learn about pattern casting, engineering and stop to pick up tips for researching local and family history in our History Hub – Appreciate the stunning mill architecture from the two viewing platforms in the High Mill – Watch in awe as the 1801 Boulton & Watt beam engine chugs into action … and don’t forget to stop by our gift shop and café to get a well-earned cup of tea and Dundee cake!
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BT, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Easy to park. The children (12years old) were not overly keen. Once there a very knowledgable guide (Janice) took us around and told us about the working steam engine. The exhibits were very interactive and kept the interest going through out. You could go around...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a must visit Museum if you visit Dundee as it explains the rise and fall of one of the middle of the 3 great "J's" of Dundee - Jam, Jute and Journalism. I learned a lot about the price the ordinary worker paid...More

Thank Gallipoli007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent two and a half hours here. Really well laid out and interesting and brought the history of the city alive. Visited with my Mum and her family owned one of the smaller jute mills in the Hilltown, now demolished.

Thank Lesley_C_F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Logs the history of the Dundee jute industry really well, brought to life by the people who worked there, and tells how it shaped their lives. A really good place to spend a wet holiday afternoon!

Thank JP191054
Reviewed 1 week ago

A rainy afternoon in Dundee spent looking round this gem of a museum. Very cleverly laid out with a lot of interactive exhibitions. Good for all the family.

Thank andyaW744DZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly interesting, fun tour with great guides in the various galleries. Very good trip to make with school age children.

Thank BlueDragonScotland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Verdant Works has enhanced its experience year on year proving visitors a real feel for the process of preparing spinning and weaving jute fibre. The associated whaling industry is also well documented. Great place for young and old to visit and understand👍

Thank GraemeKeillor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a firm favourite with my family. It's well worth a visit no matter what age you are. But this ticket with the Discovery Ship pass, take in a passport photograph with you and you will get a passport that entitles you to visit...More

2  Thank Gemma V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the verdant Works with my 10 year old son, our ancestors worked in the Jute factories, so we were keen to see what life would have been like for them. We had a wonderful tour guide through the museum, very knowledgeable and a...More

Thank fhsdundee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never heard of the Verdant before but really interesting worth more time as the tour and exhibits are well worth the time to see,

Thank alanaway2016
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AnonWendover
19 December 2016|
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Response from Stevenpsc | Reviewed this property |
Adult £925 Concession £ 7.25 Child £5.50 Family £27.00 (2+2) Joint Verdanr/Discovery ship ticket Adult £16.00 Con.11.75 Child £9.00 Groups call 01383 309060 Note: u 16 : must be accompanied by adult under 5 :free FREE... More
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kellybm56
4 September 2015|
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Due to ongoing expansion work disabled access to the upper floors of the museum are not accessible at the moment. I can only apologise for this. It is hoped the whole museum will be fully accessible late September. Please... More
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srinrowanbrae
19 June 2015|
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Response from r_david51 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I go along with all that has been said - jump a taxi -go door to door and you'll enjoy them both. Have a nice day.
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