Verdant Works, Dundee’s award-winning visitor attraction, is to extend its opening hours over the winter months due to popular demand.
The increase in tourism experienced in Dundee since the launch of the V&A Museum has had a significant impact on the number of visitors received by Dundee Heritage Trust’s two popular visitor attractions Verdant Works and Discovery Point.
To cater for the increased visitor interest, Verdant Works will now be open seven days a week in November, February and March, matching the opening hours of its sister attraction and giving the chance for visitors to experience a longer and more meaningful visit. In December and January Verdant Works will be open five days a week.
The extended opening hours is a significant change for Verdant Works. Traditionally for the five months from November to March, it has closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays and had a shorter opening day than its sister museum Discovery Point.
Deirdre Robertson, CEO of Dundee Heritage Trust said ‘’Verdant Works has been on the up since the completion of the High Mill development in 2015 which increased the size of the museum and improved the visitor experience. Visitor numbers have been rising steadily, undoubtedly helped by our position on Tripadvisor as No. 1 of Things to Do in Dundee, but these figures have also been boosted by the higher tourism profile of the city due to the arrival of V&A Dundee.
“A vibrant events programme has also brought new audiences to the museum, so the place is livelier than ever with people of all ages coming to concerts, talks, film screenings and craft sessions.”
Verdant Works has a special Halloween event coming up on Saturday 2 November, entitled “Ghostly Tales by Candlelight”, a chilling evening of haunting Victorian ghost stories, set in the eerily atmospheric High Mill. Verdant Works’ popular Winter Fayre will return this year on 30 November and 1 December.