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Verdant Works

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Address: Verdant Works West Hendersons Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BT, Scotland
Phone Number: 441382225282
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Very interesting and informative

We allocated two hours for our visit, but we want to return. Fortunately, our ticket is good for a year! We found the story told in this former jute mill very informative and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Washington, DC

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We allocated two hours for our visit, but we want to return. Fortunately, our ticket is good for a year! We found the story told in this former jute mill very informative and fascinating. I knew some of my ancestors lived in Dundee and worked in a jute mill, but I had no idea of what that revolved. The only... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Verdant Works. I am so happy to see you had such a good time and that you already want to return - it is always great when people are as taken by Verdant Works as we are. I have passed on your comments regarding the signage for the... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

wonderful history lesson make you feel ashamed about moaning about modern working conditions a breath of fresh air

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great dedication to the Jute industry and the people of Dundee. Very well set out and informative. It was great to see some of the machines working. The highlight being the demonstration by Lily who used to work them. It was great to hear her stories of working during that era.

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Hook Norton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having already been to the Discovery Centre we decided to see the Verdant Works as something totally different. We were not disappointed. it's a good venue, well thought out. being able to self guide was really useful as you could take things at your own pace. At the time we visited there was a volunteer showing how the jute was... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We knew about the Verdant works from visiting the Discovery a few years ago, at that time we had not got enough time to visit, so this time we made it. It's all about the Jute industry as Dundee became known as the Jute capitol of the World. The museum takes you back to the beginning of the Jute industry,... More 

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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid for our ticket at same time when we went to the Discovery ship in the morning,this was a very good deal and reasonable.We really enjoyed our visit and found our tour guide very pleasant well informed and interesting to listen too.There are lots of interesting photography and machines to see,we really enjoyed the weavers demonstration!A lovely lady ,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely worthwhile for children and adults. There is lots to learn about Dundee's history.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had tickets to visit here included in an accommodation package and found an interesting insight into Dundee's past is on offer here. Lots of information provided on the importance of jute to Dundee and its population. The museum seems tucked away in the city but is well signposted.

Thank JCT61
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I visited today to see Oor Wullie and visited the cafe. Had a lovely lunch of soup, sandwich with crisps and salad and a cup of tea. Lovely lunch, good value and lovely friendly staff. Highly recommend.

Thank Pauline C
Newcastle upon Tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

Well thought out museum in an original Jute Factory. It tells the history of Jute and Dundee in a interesting way, illustrated using audio-visuals, original equipment and offices. It doesn't overload you and gives a great insight into Dundee and life in the 19th/20th centuries in the region. Good cafe on the site. It offers a combined visit ticket for... More 

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