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Verdant Works

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Address: West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BT, Scotland
Phone Number: 01382 225282
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A must if you want to understand Dundee

The biggest thing that ever happened to Dundee in economic terms was the jute industry. It dominated Dundee until the mid 20th century and as it employed mostly women, it made... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The biggest thing that ever happened to Dundee in economic terms was the jute industry. It dominated Dundee until the mid 20th century and as it employed mostly women, it made the city a centre of feminism long before it was fashionable. This museum superbly goes through the history of the industry, the poor that worked in it, its connections... More 

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edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Travelled to Dundee with a party of 14 women. We had lunch on arrival, soup, sandwiches and tea/coffee, all ready and waiting for us (pre-booked) , followed by a guided tour by 'The Manager' suitable dressed in the attire of the time. Lily, guided us through the Jute refining processes explaining all of the machines...she knew the place inside out,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Didn't know much about jute before this visit - now I'm an expert!! I was interested to see his this interest directly mirrored the fate of the Lancashire cotton industry.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A very informative exhibition on a little known part of the UK's history. The displays and films were first class and kept your interest.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We very much enjoyed our tour of the Verdant Works, it was well displayed from the point of entry to the end of the tour. We were free to wander on our own and at our own pace absorbing the smells and materials displayed. You had a real insight into the might of the jute industry and the impact it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

For anyone who is from Dundee,now living in Dundee or simply just visiting Dundee this place is well worth a visit.Gives a fascinating and educational overview of Dundee's history and how the Jute industry was so important to the area.Not great for kids or teenagers in my opinion as they will probably get bored quick but for adults its great.

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Ellon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Spent a couple of hours here. The museum is very interesting not only for the artefacts, of which there are plenty but also from a social point of view as the working conditions were very well explained. The gulf between rich and poor was terrible and the conditions of the poor were just awful. I never realised that once boys... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Super trip into the Jute industry history and social history of Dundee Good cafe and very friendly and informative staff Spent morning at. Discovery equally top class got taxi between for £5 Great day out from Edinburgh with fast train from Edinburgh just over 1 hour

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Troon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Good exhibition but our visit was made all the better by the brilliant Lily who had actually worked the machinery. Could have listened to her all day ! The attraction is relatively new and is being expanded. Downside was the difficulty of finding somewhere to park the car. There is a car park, apparently, but it seems to be a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

£9 entry fee. Very interesting museum about the history of the jute industry in Dundee. Working machinery with demonstrations was different to similar museums with static machinery. A new extension was under construction during our visit which will have a working steam engine that would be worth a revisit next time we are in Dundee. The shop and tea room... More 

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Address: West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BT, Scotland
Phone Number: 01382 225282
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dundee

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