James Watt will be the inspiration for the May monthly talk at Verdant Works in Dundee. The museum says the event will also feature a “mystery object” from the collection.

Full details are listed below.

Name of event: The Thing Is:

Summary: Monthly lunchtime talk featuring a mystery object from our museum collection – and this month the museum is taking inspiration from James Watt!

Event website: http://www.verdantworks.com


Date of event: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Start and finish times/admission times: 1:15 p.m. to 1.45 p.m.

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

Admission: Free

Tickets – if you need to get tickets in advance or just turn up: No booking required. However, please be aware that Verdant’s drop-in sessions can be very popular and have a limited capacity. The Museum says: “We therefore can’t guarantee that spaces will always be available.”

Email for enquiries (for publication): audiences@dundeeheritage.co.uk

Telephone number for enquiries (for publication): 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