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Verdant Works

West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BT, Scotland
01382 225282
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Ranked #2 of 30 attractions in Dundee
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Great central location, easy to find, and free parking. Very interesting looking round the old jute mill, and office, giving an insight into what working life at the mill was like for the various employees, ie clerks, typist, spinners and weavers. Also information on where the jute came from, how it was extracted, dried and packaged, and by whom...go and... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you or your family worked in the jute industry then you will be transported back in time with the distinctive smell when you enter the exhibition. From the clerical offices to the range of machinery and the stages of jute, it is an insight into the biggest industry Dundee ever had. The short films are very educational. I'd you... More

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Dundee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

great museum- well laid out and plenty of time to read and explore the history and impact of the jute industry in Dundee. friendly welcome from the moment we arrived and good introductory talk before we started the visit. Excellent interaction from volunteer guide in the machine area and happy to chat and answer questions. Small cafe but homely and... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Great museum lots to see and you can purchase a ticket cheaper when you combine the Discovery and the Verdant Works. The museum was well preserved and an interesting story about the hard working people of Dundee .There was a great wee cafe there too with very pleasant and helpful staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Visited here with the whole family - my children are 5 and 9 and where totally engaged and entertained. Built around a living museum theme the interactive points were user friendly and easy to use. The staff were fantastic with the kids. Morning well spent.

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Mark M M, General Manager at Verdant Works, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review about your visit to Scotland's Jute Museum. It was nice to see your comments regarding the staff being good with the kids. Its funny to think that children used to work 12 hours a day in textile mills like Verdant Works - much better they are having fun in them now. Once again thanks for... More

Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I have been in Dundee for 4 years now and finally I managed to visit this museum. It is an old jute mill converted to a museum and quite organised and comprehensive as far as communicating the city's jute past. I am originally from Calcutta, India so I could see the Jute connection which Dundee had with India and how... More

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dundee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Cant believe this has been on my doorstep and I have never visited until now . Definitely the best museum in dundee and certainly puts into perspective the conditions my gran worked in when she was younger. Well worth the money

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Excellent resource. Very well laid out exhibition. Not so suitable for young children - quite a lot of information through written story boards. When we last visited, two ladies who had worked in the jute mills were there and were an amazing source of knowledge. Well worth a visit. Cafe and small shop - quite pricey I thought.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Very interesting insight to the old Jute Industry that Dundee was very famous for. A lady was there to demonstrate the equipment working as she previously worked in one of the many mills in and around Dundee. Well worth a visit!!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Best attraction in Dundee. On a weeks holiday from Swindon and tried out as many local Dundee attractions as we could - this one beats them all. Well worth the money.

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