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Verdant Works

West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BT, Scotland
01382 225282
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Ranked #3 of 34 Attractions in Dundee
Type: Museums
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

With many relatives who worked in the Dundee Jute and associated foundry industries I have long wanted to visit the Verdant Mill and as we were staying nearby I managed to do so last Saturday (8 November 2014). We purchased tickets for the Verdant Mill only as we had visited the Discovery Centre some years ago. A joint ticket is... More

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Crook, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
49 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Displays, films, machines, all about Jute. What a facinating product and amazing sociological impact of the jute mills on Dundee. Get a joint ticket with Discovery point and you can revisit both attractions free within a year.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

1st Nov 2014 Carpark was a little hard to find and daunting with a lot of 'We Will Tow You' signs hung up, but we checked at reception/ticket office that we were at the right place and they took our number plate to ensure all would be OK. I can't really add much else to the good reviews below -... More

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London
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great mix of history, local history, technology & politics, all centred on the jute industry & products. Especially good to see the production machinery. One of the few museums which gives both basic and more detailed information, so you can read as much or little as you wish and aren't left with lots of questions unanswered! Learned a lot and... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
76 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Good value for money and given two great tours including the machines operating by someone who originally worked on them. Lots of history and artefacts waiting to be discovered!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Scotland's Jute Museum at the Verdant Works is well worth a few hours visit. The history and background to this marvellous material jute, and all its uses, are brought to life through a fascinating series of displays including some original machinery in this former jute factory. Rope-making was also included and i'd like to see that topic developed even more... More

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Kingston upon Thames
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7 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I only popped in to escape the rain but spent a fascinating afternoon learning about the jute industry and the social history of Dundee. A knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide was on hand to explain the basics of the museum and answer any questions and there was lots of interactive exhibits. Would recommend.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

City centre but accessible with adjacent car park this is an extensively refitted factory premises illustrating all you will ever need to know about jute and much about Dundee too. Audio visuals are excellent and myriad and the guide was very informative and friendly. Too little of our industrial heritage remains, so soak it up while you can. There are... More

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We stopped off at this museum on a day trip to Dundee, the museum is signposted from the city centre, however it is a little difficult to actually find as it is in a maze of small narrow streets. The museum itself is about the jute industry that made Dundee famous and is based in an old Jute mill. It... More

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Aberdeen, North Carolina, Usa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I went to the jute museum with my fellowship group there was 25 of us and the 2 lady guides were excellent very informative they also have a nice wee coffee area.

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