Scotland’s Jute Museum @ Verdant Works

Verdant 1

Opening times

Open all year


An admission charge applies


West Henderson’s Wynd

Scotland’s Jute Museum @ Verdant Works is a 5-star rated, award-winning museum run by Dundee Heritage Trust. Housed in an ‘A’-listed 1833 mill, Verdant Works tells the story of Dundee's textile industries, from the early days of linen, through the introduction of jute production to the present day and the manufacture of materials such as polypropylene. At its peak in 1900, the jute industry in Dundee employed 50,000 people in over 100 mills and supplied much of the world's demand leading the city to be named ‘Juteopolis’.

Our textile collections are recognised by the Scottish Government as ‘Collections of National Significance’ and relate to jute products, research and development, engineering and the working and social lives of workers both here in Dundee and India. To find out more, browse our collections online.

Highlights include our machine hall, featuring historic jute processing machinery, much of it over 100 years old, restored to working condition to give visitors a vivid appreciation of life in the mills. Photographs and personal objects depict what life was like for both Jute Barons and their workers, while the products of the jute mills and their modern-day descendants are displayed through a wide range of jute and flax products from traditional sacking and rope to new contemporary pieces.

Further information on ticket prices, exhibitions and events can be found on our website.

Verdant Works interior
Verdant Works interior
Verdant Works jute workers
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