Verdant Works museum in Dundee is encouraging families to join its team for a special event this April. It will be all about “innovation” – appropriate for a museum boasting an innovative Boulton and Watt steam engine.

Full details are listed below.

Name of event: Family Day: Innovative Inventors!

Summary: Help Verdant celebrate Scottish inventor James Watt – taking a look at inventions big and small! A spokesperson for Verdant Works said: “We’ll have a host of special guests to help children explore their creativity and the spirit of invention. Budding inventors can try their hand at engineering, be inspired by cutting edge science, and bring their ideas to life at our Imagination Stations!”

Event website:

Date of event: Sunday, April 28, 2019.

Times: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please check times with venue.

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

Admission: Included in the museum admission price.

Tickets – if you need to get tickets in advance or just turn up: Admission tickets can be purchased up to seven days in advance from or on the day from Verdant’s Front of House team.

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