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Verdant Works

West Henderson's Wynd

The story of jute and the story of Dundee are inseperable. The industry employed 50,000 people in the city at its peak and supplied much of the worlds demand for jute goods. Verdant Works takes you on a tour of the trade, from its beginnings in the Indian sub-continent to the end product in all its myriad forms. Experience how the people of Dundee really lived over 100 years ago - rich and poor, young and old, at work and play. Get a real insight into their lives, learn how they coped in an era of dramatic change and experience a bygone age. Absorb the sights and smells of the machine room, sense the earth tremble as the original machines roar into life. Feel what it was like to work here a century ago, and hear the workers' tales as they confide their secrets and tell you their hopes, dreams and fears.

Features and Facilities

  • Original working machinery

  • Computer displays & hands-on interactives

  • Juteopplis film show

  • Social history gallery

  • Gift shop & Café

  • Tour Guides available

  • Disabled access

  • All weather, open all year

  • Conference & function facilities.

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    Verdant Works Postcode for SatNav: DD1 5BT


    +44 (0)1382 309060
    +44 (0) 1382 225891

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