International Garden Photographer of the Year

An array of the beauty of flora, fauna and landscapes from around the world in this spectacular showcase of selected awarded images from International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 17.

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Experience conservation work undertaken by Scottish engineers using traditional methods, to restore Discovery’s ageing timbers as she approaches her 100th anniversary as a Royal Research Ship in 2025!

Shackleton's Hope Cross

We’re honoured to be welcoming the original Hope Cross from Shackleton’s memorial cairn in South Georgia to Dundee. Find out how you can support the care and display of this poignant Antarctic artefact.

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Celebrate two iconic publications from within our Polar Collections; the famous South Polar Times compiled on Discovery in 1902, and Shackleton’s rare Aurora Australis.

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VERDANT works museum

The Fabric of Dundee
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Verdant Works Museum

Heritage brought to life

Experience the fascinating tale of Dundee’s industrial heritage at Verdant Works Museum – the hidden gem of the City of Discovery. In our beautifully refurbished Mill building, hear stories of the city’s mill workers in an industry that was integral to Dundee’s past. Witness the machines at work and step back in time to the heart of Dundee’s industrial era to discover more about the city’s fascinating social history.

EXHIBITION

International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition 17

4 April – 28 August 2024

Included in museum admission

We are proud to present a showcase of awarded images from International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 17, alongside awarded images from Special Award competition “Dundee’s Nature and Heritage“; array of beautiful flora, fauna and landscapes from around the world and Dundee fill our High Mill.

The “Dundee’s Nature and Heritage” special photography competition was created by International Garden Photographer of the Year in partnership with Dundee Heritage Trust. With entries open from Autumn 2023-February 2024, photographers of all abilities and backgrounds in the city of Discovery were encouraged to portray their favourite nature and heritage within the city; whether one of Dundee’s historic parks; a detail of greenery amongst heritage; or a meaningful scene. The competition received dozens of entries from across the city, with the judging panel currently selecting the photographs to be displayed in this prestigious exhibition hosted in one of the city’s most scenic historic spaces.

To celebrate the exhibition, we’re excited to welcome an array of speakers, artists and more for a programme of events throughout the summer. Find out what’s on here.

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Admission Fees
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  • Adult: £14.00
  • Child (0-16 years): Free
  • Concession: £10.50
  • Family: £28.00

Save when you visit Discovery Point and Verdant Works Museum in the same year with our joint pass!

  • Adult: £24.50
  • Child (5-16 years): £9.50
  • Under 5’s: Free
  • Concession: £20.50
  • Family: £58.00
Summer: 1st April – 31st October
  • Mon-Sat: 10am – 5pm
  • Sun: 11am – 5pm
Last entry 1 hour before closure
Winter: 1st November – 31st March (Weds-Sun only)
  • Weds-Sat: 10am – 4pm
  • Sun: 11am – 4pm
Last entry 1 hour before closure
Verdant Works, West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BT

FAQs

How long should I take to see Verdant Works?

We recommend allowing at least 1.5 hours for a visit. Admission comes as an annual pass, allowing unlimited repeat visits for 12 months – so visit as many times as you like!

Who is eligible for a concession rate?

Concession rate is available for students, visitors aged 65+, and disabled badge holders.

Do I need to book in advance to visit Verdant Works Museum?

You can either book in advance, or pay on arrival; whichever you prefer.

Do you have car parking?

We have free parking for our visitors just behind Verdant Works Museum, on Miln Street. Parking is only free if vehicles are registered with our friendly visitor services team on arrival.

Does Verdant Works Museum have a cafe?

Yes, we have a cafe serving light lunches, teas, coffees and more. Our cafe menu offers a true taste of Dundee; using locally sourced, homemade produce where possible.

Are dogs allowed?

Only Guide Dogs or Assistance Dogs are permitted at Discovery Point. View our accessibility guide.

Is Verdant Works accessible?

The museum is accessible, with lift access to each floor. Our courtyard and some areas of the museum are cobbled and have uneven surfaces. Read our full accessibility guide or find us on AccessAble.

Do we have to buy a ticket to visit the cafe or gift shop?

No, you do not need to buy a museum admission ticket to visit our cafe or gift shop. If you have travelled by car, please remember to register your vehicle to be eligible for free parking.

The engine-room of Dundee’s industrial past.

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What people say

This is one of the best museums I have visited. I really liked the focus on the contribution of women and the exploitation of Empire and Colonialism. Really brave. The curation, objects, films and storytelling talk of peoples, places and the harsh realities of 19th century industrialisation and the severity of business competition in the 20th century.

Verdant Works Museum – Jo T

Really great museum, a lot of history not just about jute, but working life in Dundee. Amazing tour, very well done. Great experience and would highly recommend this to anybody interested in local and Scottish history. I can imagine this would be a great place for School trips too. Plenty of space and activities for children of all ages.

Verdant Works – Michael S

What a wonderful museum! Full of interest and content supplemented with excellent staff.

Verdant Works Museum – Chris K

Simple fantastic, spent several hours here and should be must do for anyone visiting Dundee. Had a lovely soup and scone in the cafe. A very well presented and interactive museum.

Verdant Works Museum – Mike D

An interesting experience about history of industry, about development of company, which made jute and about difficult and unfair conditions of life workers and their families. Everything is interactive, there are many games for children. You can see original machines, many videos and different models. There is the option of buying souvenirs, drinks in gift shop near to entrance.

Verdant Works Museum – Robert F

I absolutely adore this place. The staff are so knowledgeable and friendly. There is so much to see! It’s a haven of information on Dundee’s history of the jute mills. It’s fascinating from beginning to end. It’s worth a visit!

Verdant Works Museum – Susan A

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