Scotland’s Jute Museum @ Verdant Works
Scotland's Jute Museum @ Verdant Works is the tale of two cities, both of them Dundee. For thousands in the 19th century it was a city of long working hours poor pay and ill health. For the privileged few it was a city of opportunity and wealth. At Verdant Works the rattle and roar of the original restored machinery, the juteopolis film show and computer displays transport you back over 100 years to an era when jute was king and Dundee was its realm.
In the 19th century Dundee's spinning and weaving traditions made it a natural centre for the manufacture of jute products. The local whaling fleets supplied the oil essential for softening the raw material. The streets of the city provided a ready workforce - skilled, experienced and cheap. Verdant Works follows the journey of jute, from the fields of the Indian sub-continent to the mills of Dundee, and then on to the four corners of the world.
Scotland's Jute Museum @ Verdant Works is a hands-on experience for everyone. Multimedia technology lets you touch the lives of the mill workers. Interactive displays demonstrate how jute fibre was grown and how it was woven. It's a unique journey that brings the past alive.
The new High Mill open gallery is now open and doubles the size and the experience for visitors.
3 January - 31 March & 1 November - 24 December
Wednesday - Saturday 10.30-16.30
1 April - 31 October
Monday - Saturday 10.00-18.00
Closed 1-2 January & 25-26 December
Opening times may vary. Please check website for details.
Phone number: 01382 309060