Verdant Works Textile Museum Dundee

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Weat Henderson's Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BT

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PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

The museum tells the dramatic story of Dundee's textile industry and its workers, and the restored courtyard, period rooms and working machinery add to the atmosphere of this listed Victorian building.

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Art and Design | Technology | Museums | Historical Heritage | Historic Buildings | Arts & Galleries | Science | History | Geography | Citizenship | Special Educational Needs (SEN)

What we offer

Travel back in time to the height of Dundee's textile industry with a tour of this nineteenth century jute mill. The exhibition includes audiovisual shows, computer interactives and displays of historic artefacts.

What makes us a great choice?

A school visit to Verdant Works enhances classroom teaching with the memorable experience of learning in historic surroundings. Period features and working machinery make Verdant Works the ideal location for pupils to experience life and work in Victorian Scotland.

Verdant Works holds a prestigious Sandford Award for Heritage Education.

Some comments following school visits:

An interesting visit pitched at the right level for the age of the children. (Class teacher)

We really enjoyed it - the teachers said it was the best trip ever and we all thought so too. (P7 pupil)

It was the most cool, fun and educational trip I?ve ever been on. (P6 pupil) 

Group Sizes Catered For

We have no limit on group size, though larger parties will need to be divided into smaller groups for the guided parts of the visit. 

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

To get the most out of your school visit, it is worth taking the time to do some advance planning. The Education Officer will be happy to discuss your requirements and make sure you have all the information you need. In addition, you can also take advantage of:

Free familiarisation visits: Teachers can visit the museum in advance of a class trip at no additional cost

Teacher's Orientation Guides: These printed guides contain a map of the museum along with ideas for activities and points for discussion with pupils. They are available from the Education Office and will also be sent out with your booking confirmation.

Education Pack: This gives detailed background information about both Discovery Point and Verdant Works, and includes worksheets and activities that can be used in the classroom or during a museum visit. The Education Pack is available on CD, if you would like a copy please contact Education Officer for further details. 

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions


Risk Assessment Details

Teachers are welcome to make a free familiarisation visit in advance of a visit, and we also have a Risk Advice leaflet that can be downloaded from our website.

Education Officer Information

Brian Kelly
Education and Community Outreach Officer
Telephone: (01382) 309078 (direct line) or 309060 (switchboard)

Pricing Information

School visits to Verdant Works cost £3.25 per pupil with one adult going free for every 10 children. Additional adults are charged at £6.00 each.

Joint tickets with our other museum, Discovery Point, are also available at £5.00 per pupil and £9.25 for additional adults over the 1-to-10 ratio.

Clothing Requirements


First Aid Information

There are qualified first aiders on site. 

Available Facilities

Rooms at Verdant Works can be booked for the use of visiting school groups. These can be used for activity and workshop sessions, packed lunches and for the storage of bags and coats. Please let us know when booking your visit if you require a room for your class.

The gift shop at Verdant Works sells a variety of souvenirs, toys and novelties as well as jute- and Victorian-themed items, and a visit here is a popular way of rounding off a trip to the museum. As space in the shop is limited, it is helpful if pupils visit the shop in small groups.

Verdant Works cafe offers a varied menu of snacks, including hot and cold drinks to take away. 

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

Full disabled access throughout the museum.

Opening Hours & Information

Verdant Works is open all year apart from 25th/26th December and 1st/2nd January.
April?October: Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 6.00pm, Sunday 11.00am to 6.00pm 
November?March: Wednesday to Saturday 10.30am to 4.30pm, Sunday 11.00 am to 4.30 pm

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