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Discovery Point

Riverside Drive, Dundee DD1 4XA, Scotland
+44 1382 309060
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Excellent place to visit. Lots to see and do. Good for kids with interactive activities... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Scotland
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An extremely interesting experience and being able to go on the actual ship is amazing, very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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MADE IN DUNDEE | DESIGNED FOR ADVENTURE Discovery Point is home to the world famous Antarctic research vessel RRS Discovery. This award-winning visitor attraction tells the story of the Discovery, from her beginnings in Dundee in to her amazing Antarctic expedition and her voyages thereafter. Follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott and his heroic team at Discovery Point! Find out about the Heroes of the Ice who braved the harsh conditions of the Antarctic and hear their stories first hand. As you explore the self-led museum at your own pace you will: Enter the shipyard and find out how and why Discovery was built Learn about the first voyage of Discovery to the most inhospitable place on the earth Walk in the footsteps of Heroes and climb aboard one of the most incredible ships ever built Find out about ‘Scott of the Antarctic’ and explore the crews quarters and the Officers Wardroom Discover more about the ships voyages and journeys after The Discovery Expedition. Don't forget to visit the gift shop for unique Discovery themed items or your very own cuddly toy Emma Penguin. There is also a cafe on site with something for all tastes.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Riverside Drive, Dundee DD1 4XA, Scotland
+44 1382 309060

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent place to visit. Lots to see and do. Good for kids with interactive activities. Fascinating to go on board and see conditions/ accommodation for crew. Will be back when it's actually on water.

Thank EMEdin
Reviewed 5 days ago

An extremely interesting experience and being able to go on the actual ship is amazing, very atmospheric, worth every penny of the entrance fee.

Thank ChrisHuddersfield
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I didn't think this would be 'my thing' but it was fantastic. The museum and boat were both fascinating and full of information and so well done. It's well worth a visit.

Thank trvlr13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Knew some of the history, but actually so much more to see. Allow plenty of time. If possible allow extra time for the associated Verdant Works museum on a good deal for entry (we'll have to go again some time).

Thank Martyn C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum, plenty to see and do for all the family young and old. When we were there a lot of car park taken up with workers vans from new hotel getting built next door. Cafe excelent choice of menu in cafe. But £1 60...More

Thank Sabre007
Reviewed 1 week ago

The centre gives fantastic info on the race for the South Pole. Interactive and informative. The ship is brilliant and hard to believe the hardships they endured. X

Thank Diane G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well done museum of the history of Scott's first voyage to Antarctica. The building of the ship and preparations are nicely covered. There are short films. Several stations have interactive displays. Worth the price and time.

Thank rvhenry
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the museum with my mum and sister on a day out . we had a cup of tea and cake in the café and then went on the tour. we thought the tour was very good and informative. we loved the actual ship...More

Thank jacksAberdeen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have a look around the ship Discovery, There is a building with lots of interesting facts about the ship and its history. Shop, cafe inside .

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Discovery centre whilst on a day trip to Dundee. The centre was packed with equipment from the journey to the Antarctic undertaken by Captain Scott and you are given a real insight into the conditions encountered by this brave man in his...More

Thank Roger M
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Margaret B
May 28, 2017|
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Response from Curlynob | Reviewed this property |
I just turned up just before it opened and went straight in before any groups arrived. Did not book in advance.
February 17, 2017|
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Response from Lorna D | Reviewed this property |
Depends on season: Summer opening April – October Mon – Sat - 10am-6pm (Sun 11am) Winter Opening November – March Mon – Sat - 10am – 5pm (Sun 11am) Closed 25th & 26th December and 1st & 2nd January NB. last admission... More
Helen S
October 11, 2016|
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Response from Mark M M | Property representative |
Hi Helen. The Parking at Discovery Point is in a Dundee City Council run car park next to us. The cost is £2.00 for 2 hours. There are options to increase your time if needed. As with all council car parks, parking is free... More