Saturday, May 10, 2014

2014 Tour Day Five

Dundee lies on the River Tay and was once known for Jute, Journalism, and Jam. Dundee is now home to two fine museums. Discovery Point about Admiral Scott's polar expeditions and his ship, the "Discovery and Verdant Works Jute Mill Museum.

In it's heyday, Dundee was called “Jutopolis.” Over 50,000 workers worked in the jute mills. Verdant Works Jute Mill, built in 1833 , was the 16th largest of 61 milles. The last of the jute mills closed in 1997. Verdant Works is the focus of today's video.

Read more information and see many photos about both museums, in 2011 Day 5 blog post.

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