Jute is a rough fibre that was used in many applications. It is rawest form, it is a rough, strong fibre that held cotton bales together and yet, with a little more refinement it was used in soft furnishings. As a port city, you would expect much of its history to be about the sea and the trade that it brought.
The Jute Museum charts this long history, with interactive displays including how the working class were the backbone of this industry. Fascinating for all ages, a ticket for Scotland’s Jute Museum can also mean a discount when visiting the RRS Discovery too.