Scotland's Jute Museum @ Verdant Works

Exhibitions

West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee, Angus, DD1 5BT

    Scotland's Jute Museum @ Verdant Works is a tale of two cities, both of them Dundee.

    “If it wasnae for the weavers where would we be? We'd be in the poor house or infirmary.”

    For thousands in the 19th century, Dundee 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 Scotland's Jute Museum @ Verdant Works the rattle and the 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.

    Absorb the sights, sounds and smells; sense the earth tremble as the original machines roar into life. Hear the workers' tales as they confide their secrets and tell you of their hopes and dreams. With a stunning range of displays including film shows, multimedia computers and hands-on interactives, it's a great fun day out for all the family.


     

    Gradings
    5 Visitor Attraction
    Awards
    Assisted wheelchair access
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Catering

    • Lunch Available
    • Kiosk/ Shop
    • Dinner Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Restaurant
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Self Service

    Domestic

    • Toilets
    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Switch Card
    • Solo Card
    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Rack
    • Parking Parking is adjacent to the centre and is free
    • Bike Storage Available
    • Disabled Parking

    Children

    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member
    • Disabled Access
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Location

    • City Location
    • City Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Senior Citizens
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens

    Wedding Services

    • Wedding Packages Available
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Reception Facilities
    • Civil Ceremony

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point

    General

    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
    • Wheelchairs provided
      • These are freely available
    • There is a visual alarm system
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
    • Lighting effective throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors e.g. pools of light and dark areas are avoided
    • There is an audible alarm system

    Parking

    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria
    • Catering staff provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    Lift

    • There is a lift

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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