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Verdant Works

West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BT, Scotland
+44 1382 225282
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I Had No Idea of How Important Jute Was to the World of the 19th Century!

Verdant Works is an old jute mill that has been wonderfully restored and made into a museum exhibit... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Boise, Idaho
Amazing history

A MUST see for all the family and those with technical interest in the history of the jute and... read more

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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
West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BT, Scotland
+44 1382 225282

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Reviewed yesterday

Verdant Works is an old jute mill that has been wonderfully restored and made into a museum exhibit that is one of the best in all of Scotland. I highly recommend it to any visitors who are interested in world history. We were blown away...More

Thank Idahogoldman
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A MUST see for all the family and those with technical interest in the history of the jute and associated industry in Dundee. A very simple yet innovative and moving approach to presentation in a museum. Great big visual space in the newish High Mill...More

Thank jonny2222
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Informative and educational. Varied displays with soundtrack and volunteers who are a mine of information and work machinery to add to understanding of what it was like to work here. It must have been a hard life.

Thank EMEdin
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the start this was going to teach me a lot about the life of Dundee. Very interactive and informative.

Thank Diane G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old jute factory that tellls the story of jute in Dundee. An interesting place with the machinery used. A good film about the process. Also an explanation of why the jute manufacturing ceased in Dundee. The architecture of the building is also...More

Thank rvhenry
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tapestry Exhibition is well worth seeing in the old Jute Mill, part of Dundee's Industrial Heritage.

Thank menubuster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as 3 adults and 3 children under 6, the children thoroughly enjoyed the visit and didn't get bored at all. A very nice gentleman explained all the history of the jute mill and started all the machines so we could see how the...More

Thank Kaye C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were quite looking forward to this visit as I was someone who left school at 14 Years Old to work in the Mill as it was known then. Working in unbearable heat & noise & safety at that time was not like it is...More

Thank Norman C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb insight into an important aspect of Scottish industrial and social history. Authentic restoration in genuine location creates a tangible connection with the jute mill workers. A good balance of information, artefacts and interractive exhibits to appeal to all. Friendly, helpful staff and volunteers. Presently...More

Thank 588phoebe
Mark M M, General Manager at Verdant Works, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Verdant Works and thank you for your very kind words. I will be passing on your comments to all staff and volunteers involved. Everyone here takes great pride in what we do and reviews...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an unexpected gem and brings jute-making and it's social & political history alive. Doesn't dodge difficult questions about harsh living and dodgy (& podgy) industrial barons. The staff are extremely helpful and couldn't do enough to help us and their enthusiasm brings the place...More

Thank Ieuan321
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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
4 September 2015|
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Response from Mark M M | Property representative |
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
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.