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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 While our galleries have changed over the years, some outdated language and narratives remain in place, and we acknowledge that we need to do better.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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Attention to Customers!

We apologise in advance that we will be closed on the 19th of January 2022 due to a private event. We will be hosting a team from Discovery Channel to film their TV series of Spooked: Scotland. In the series Gail Porter leads her team to investigate paranormal sightings and...
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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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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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