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Verdant Works

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Address: West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BT, Scotland
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+44 1382 225282
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10:30 - 16:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 16:30
Wed - Sat 10:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Superb museum... don't miss it!

The Verdant Works may be a little tucked away, but it is well worth seeking it out and spending a couple of hours here - it is genuinely fascinating and so well run. Tracing the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Oatmealbear
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Verdant Works may be a little tucked away, but it is well worth seeking it out and spending a couple of hours here - it is genuinely fascinating and so well run. Tracing the history of one of the 'J's' Dundee is so famous for (Jam, Jute and Journalism), this museum is set in an old Jute works. It... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative and hands on attractions, the way of life for the people of Dundee with harsh conditions

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful exhibition, spent 4 hours on first visit, unable to see it all at one go, and went back 3 days later and spent another 2 hours viewing the rest of it, well worth going to see it twice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit immensely having relatives who worked in the jute mills the tour was exactly the same as the storied I had heard,particularly interesting to hear that the sails for ships and also the material for the wagons which opened the way for immigrants to America, I intend to go back as there is much more to learn... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How lucky we are not to experience the long hours and arduous work of the 1800 and early 1900 Jute and indeed any factory worker. The process of why Dundee became the Jute capital and how that industry was interlinked with whaling, sailing and the Indian plantations. Many people born in the 1940 and 1950s living around Dundee were born... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a day trip to Dundee and tried to pack as much as we could into this day. This museum was very informative and a little to my surprize lots of demonstrations and volunteer narratives. We spent a couple of hours there could have spent another 1/2 to hour Well worth the visit if in Dundee

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Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Keep a good few hours clear to really do the works justice. Lots to see and good films to watch was you wander round.

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Banchory, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We spent a marvellous January day at the works, having a break for a snack lunch in the middle. What a marvellous introduction: we were met by the 'Works Manager', dressed in period dress, who took us from the works entrance, into the works office, outlining the clocking on, weighing of the jute procedures, and how the office was run.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This is yet another great piece of learning for children (but not too young). It lets them learn about what people in this city done in the olden days and what their working conditions was like. It also shows them how they made the Jute.

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scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Well worth a look, gives a insight as to how hard life was during the Jute times in Dundee Nice cafe and enthusiastic staff.

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