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Verdant Works

West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BT, Scotland
01382 225282
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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
70 helpful votes 70 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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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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9 attraction reviews
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

what a fabulous museum and a brilliant informative one too...tells the story of how jute was originated and shows the process from begining to end.. so next time you buy a supermarket hessian bag for life think how it arrived here...lovely helpful young man and girl in ticket/cafe and very easy to negotiate around the museum..well worth a visit

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Troon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A great insight into the way the jute industry started and the social history of the time. An opportunity to see the machinery working and see the process from growing to final product.

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

an excellent hands-on museum, in a refurbished jute mill. Staffed by folk who used to work in the mills, so they know their stuff

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Really interesting museum. Gave you an idea of what it was like working in the mill and what a life that must have been like. We even saw one of the men from one of the videos working inside the mill grounds. Definitely worth a visit. Staff at the reception area were lovely and really helpful.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A decent diversion. It's more a large diorama than a working mill, but does give you the flavor of the times.

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