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Verdant Works

Verdant Works, Dundee
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Verdant Works, Dundee

A textile heritage centre housed in an old jute mill in West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee. Erected in 1833 and now one of the best remaining examples of a Dundee jute works, it is the headquarters of the Dundee Heritage Trust which purchased the site in 1991. Verdant Works, built for the flax-spinner and merchant David Lindsay in 1833, was taken over by a canvas manufacturer John Ewan in the 1850s. By 1864 it had three engines driving 70 power looms and a workforce of 500. Operating until 1899, it was one of 61 spinning and power loom works in the City of Dundee. The works re-opened as a museum in 1996.

The Verdant Works was the European Industrial Museum of the Year in 1999.


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