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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 While our galleries have changed over the years, some outdated language and narratives remain in place, and we acknowledge that we need to do better.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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Exhibit ‘Conversations with a city – Dundee’

🥳We are excited to host another impressive #art exhibit ''Conversations with a city - Dundee'', by Nick Brodie. 🥳👣 Come and see the new #exhibit starting from 16th April to 10th July, 2022. Entry to the gallery is FREE (admission for the museum is not required). Brodie uses photography, audio recordings...
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Easter at Verdant Works

With #Easter just around the corner and school holidays being in full swing, Verdant Works is excited to invite families for a #fun day out! 11-18th April 2022, kids under 16 years go free #Bobbin the mill mouse trail for kids & a goodie bag after completion of the trail Special...
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The Plight of the Half Timer

Back in the days of Dundee's industrial past, life was far from easy for the majority of school age children. Being allowed to go to school was actually a bit of a luxury!  By 1833 the new Factory Act had forbidden the employment of children under nine in the textile industry. Unfortunately, recommended regulations from this and subsequent Factory Acts passed by...
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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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