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Verdant Works

West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BT, Scotland
01382 225282
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Ranked #1 of 31 attractions in Dundee
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The staff are very friendly and this is one of the lesser known museums. It is very well laid out with the right level of information both on the social history of Dundee and also on the Jute industry. The cafe on the premises has a basic menu and is reasonable value for money. The car park is free providing... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A remarkable museum...explaining an important historical aspect of Dundee - jute production. Excellent venue, full of interesting information and demonstrations.

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Visited with our 3 grandchildren yesterday and was amazed by the staff and how interesting the whole tour was would fully recommend if you are in the area. Our daughter and her husband were treated to 2 hours of info when we got back , they very much enjoyed it.

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89 reviews 89 reviews
32 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Verdant Works is essential to visitors interested in Dundee's history. Jute made Dundee's fortune - or at least the fortunes of the mill owners, if not the workers. Verdant Works tells the story of jute past and present and, more importantly, gives an insight into the lives of the mill workers (and their employers, the Jute Barons). There is lots... More

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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Spent a rainy mid day here while on holiday - had lunch before starting, in the cafe - very enjoyable. Wasn't sure what to expect of the museum but it explained Dundee's part in the jute trade in a very informative way (expected it to be boring but not at all!), using films, narratives, recreations, as well as a fascinating... More

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Dundee uk
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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Very interesting for all ages. Good parking facilities. We took my Grandson and had taken my son when he was young - they both enjoyed it. Watch out when you open the door of the outside loo.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Guide was very interesting and it was great to see machinery in action. Information was well presented and we found all staff to be friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Have just visited- great day out . Not to be missed and lots for kids. Guide Lily Thomson worked in a mill and has lovely first hand information and stories to share. Really enjoyed.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This really is a brilliant attraction in Dundee. Really delves into the past and brings to life Dundee during the industrial revolution when the jute mills were at the height of their success. The interactive nature of this museum is great making the information easy to understand but also i imagine, great for keeping kids interested. Would definitely recommend.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lived and worked in Dundee for nearly 20 years and feel a little ashamed that I have only just visited here. WONDERFUL place, well laid out and presented with written and verbal explanations of how the product was produced from before arriving in Dundee to ready to sell. Found it hard to imagine how many people worked in this building... More

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