Dundee's history is closely linked to the industries it served. Famous for the three j's - jute, jam and journalism the city had a heavy industrial past with many factories dominating the cityscape. The Verdant Works is a must see museum recreating an old jute mill.


As a major port of the North Sea, Dundee has a long history of ship building. This began with small wooden fishing vessels, until steam engines arrived in 1814 and iron ships came along in the 1820s.


The most famous ship built in the city, RRS Discovery who's first mission was the British National Antarctic Expedition, carrying Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their first, and highly successful, journey to the Antarctic, known as the Discovery Expedition is docked by the V&A with an immersive visitor centre charting it's history.


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