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Statement on Decolonisation

We believe that culture should be accessible and relevant to everybody. While our galleries have changed over the years, some outdated language and narratives remain in place, and we acknowledge that we need to do better. From now on, we will update our galleries to remove racist narratives, review insensitive language...
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Visit Scotland Days Out Incentive

We are happy to announce that thanks to VisitScotland ''Days Out Incentive'' scheme we are able to offer a *up to 50% off general admission tickets at Verdant Works and Discovery Point. Administered on behalf of the Scottish Government, the VisitScotland Days Out Incentive Fund will deliver £4 million of funding to...
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Reflecting on ‘She Town’ 

“There is no other town I know of with you can compare  For spinning mills and lassies fair”  From William McGonagall’s ‘Bonnie Dundee’, 1878  Today’s blog post is a quick delve into the unique situation for women workers during Dundee's domination of the jute industry and a chance to share some of the wonderful pictures from our...
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James Prain, Mill owner – Larchfield Works

James Prain was born at Inchture, Perthshire in 1802. His parents were called William and Catharine (nee Fender) Prain. [1] It is thought that James Prain went on to be a farmer of flax at the Rawes in the Carse of Gowrie. They put out flax to be spun...
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Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Coming to Verdant Works

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry is coming to Dundee for the very first time after a worldwide tour. Bringing together artists and communities from 34 countries across the globe, the tapestry explores the vast connections Scots have with the rest of the world. The tapestry is so huge that it will...
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We’re reopening on Friday 28th May 2021!

We are extremely happy to announce that, following the new guidance from the Scottish Government, Discovery Point will reopen on Monday 10th May, followed closely by its sister museum Verdant Works, which will reopen on Friday 28th May! Verdant Works will reopen with a blockbuster temporary exhibition that will run through...
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Verdant Works temporarily closed from 11/11/2020

We have made the difficult decision to temporarily close the multi-award winning museums Discovery Point and Verdant Works following the announcement by the Scottish Government that Dundee is to remain in Tier 3. Both venues will be closed to the public from 16:30 on Wednesday 11th November. We will be...
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We are open! Verdant Works visit information

To ensure all of our visitors have a safe and enjoyable visit we have made several changes and we will detail these here: What will be open? Great News! From Friday 14th August we will be FULLY OPEN! In addition to the already open stunning High Mill you can once again explore the...
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Verdant Works is reopening Friday 17th July 2020!

Dundee Heritage Trust is extremely excited to announce that we will be reopening Verdant Works on FRIDAY 17TH JULY! This will be exactly 4 months since we had to close our doors and we cannot wait to welcome you all back to our beautiful mill! We are now working hard to...
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Verdant Works temporary closures

Statement from Deirdre Robertson: In the interest of public safety and following the recent advice released by the government regarding COVID-19, Dundee Heritage Trust has decided to temporarily shut both Discovery Point and Verdant Works. We are sorry to have to make this choice but understand that in these uncertain...
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Other News

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