Verdant Works museum in Dundee says it will be following in the footsteps of James Watt with its “Wee Weavers” event on May 8.

The site – which boasts a Boulton and Watt engine (on loan from Dundee City Council) – is promising stories, crafts and “messy play” for youngsters aged two to five.

Full details are listed below. You can also get updates and more information from the venue.

Name of event: Wee Weavers

Summary: Stories, crafts and messy play for wee ones aged two to five, inspired by Verdant Works. This event is a “super special session” – following in the footsteps of Scottish inventor James Watt.

Event website: 

Date of event: Wednesday, May 8,

Start and finish times/admission times: 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Location: Verdant Works, West Henderson’s Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BT

Admission: £4 includes refreshments.

Tickets – if you need to get tickets in advance or just turn up: Booking essential

Online booking link:

Email for enquiries:

Telephone number for enquiries: 01382 309065

Access to venue: Designated parking spaces are available on the right-hand side of the street as you approach the museum down West Henderson’s Wynd.

There is no charge for these spaces.

However, please note that they are not bookable.

Verdant Works also has a free car park for customers – although there are limited spaces (entrance from Blinshall Street from which there is level pavement access to the museum.)

Verdant Works has a historic cobbled courtyard entrance which is passable with care.

There are ramps throughout the museum whenever there is a change in floor level.

There is a lift to the first floor Social History gallery. This lift also provides access to the conference rooms. Wheelchairs are available for loan at no charge. Due to the restricted width of current doorways users of large mobility scooters may find access to the reception area difficult. There is a variety of seating throughout the museum and adapted toilets are available.

There is a Sennheiser Infra-red hearing system in place wherever there is significant audio content in the museum displays. Either headphone or ‘necklace’ units are available to borrow from Museum Reception depending on the nature of the hearing disability.

Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. Concession rates are available, and carers are admitted free.

Organisers: Dundee Heritage Trust / Verdant Works / Museums Galleries Scotland

Pictured above: Children by Di Lewis on

The exterior of Verdant Works museum in Dundee.
The exterior of Verdant Works museum in Dundee.