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Verdant Works

West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BT, Scotland
01382 225282
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Ranked #2 of 22 Attractions in Dundee
Type: Museums
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

An amazing and very educational visit - great for families. I have visited about 10 times with my family. I is also very interactive for adults and children alike and inspired my own daughter to start a project on the Victorian era!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Good to see, hear and experience the history of my home town. Very atmospheric and informative. Staff were friendly and no pressure to buy anything from the shop.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This museum gives a true feeling of what is was like to live in dundee in the 1800's and work in a Jute mill. the jute industry gave Dundee the mills and mansion houses and the tenements for workers that give the City its character today.

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Durham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

An excellent museum run be very knowledgeable volunteers. Definitely worth a visit and very interesting. Lily a former mill worker has brilliant knowledge having worked on the machines during her working years. Highly recommended to spend a few hours.

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Had a fab visit here. Being a university student in Dundee, it is not particularly well advertised as being an attraction in Dundee. I appreciate that the place is run by volunteers which added to the experience :). Would recommend to older children and adults. There is not much to keep young children entertained. Fab little find in Dundee :).

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
50 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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10 reviews 10 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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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
80 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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