DAVAA Events /Tour of the Verdant Works
February 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
DAVAA and the Dundee Heritage Trust take you on a tour of Verdant Works as we journey through the history of Dundee, into the jute mills where you will hear the roar of the machinery, learn about life in industrial Dundee, listen to the workers stories and discover how an industry shaped the city of Dundee. Weave your way through 3 storeys of Dundee’s heritage and explore the history of this amazing city.
Verdant Works | Made in Dundee | One Mill | Many stories
A former 19th century jute mill in the Blackness area of Dundee was purchased in 1991 by Dundee Heritage Trust. The Trust restored the derelict buildings and opened them in 1996 as a museum dedicated to the textile industry, an industry that once dominated the city’s economy.Last year saw the opening of a new phase at Verdant Works – The High Mill – where a £3m project saw it transformed from a derelict and decaying building to a fabulous new cathedral height event space feature an 1802 Boulton & Watt Beam engine.