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“well worth a visit”
Review of Discovery Point

Discovery Point
Ranked #1 of 93 things to do in Dundee
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“well worth a visit”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

The ship itself is absolutely lovely and interesting, the guides are great & informative. The cafe isnt so great but staff again are nice (the cafe faces onto the road and railway station which is a pity as the Tay would be nicer to see). Location is central and the wee shop is nicely stocked with souvenirs and postcards. If you visit Dundee it is well worth a visit. Family friendly too.

Visited February 2013
Thank Anna C
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London, England, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Better than I expected.”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

I loved it. To be honest I really didn't fancy it and I thought it'd be really boring but it wasn't. There are loads of hands on things to do. I have a 3 & 10 year old and they loved climbing on the boat and doing the hands on stuff.

Visited March 2013
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Perth, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

The only fault was the expensive car park, maybe it is to put off shoppers. But the whole visit was greatly enjoyed by us all.
The staff are most welcoming and even the toilets are child friendly plus there is a good reasonably priced cafe on site.
The walk around the ship follows lots of informative films and exhibits with plenty of hands on tasks for little hands. The children were very excited by the ship and had a great time above and below decks.
This attraction is well worth a visit and allow for longer than you might think. Plus it is twinned with the Verdant Works which is also very informative about Dundee and the jute trade.

Visited April 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Visited the Discovery yesterday, and the weather even played it's part by putting on a snow flurry when we came out from the indoor displays to go around the Discovery herself. Very interesting and informative 'museum', easy to take in the information about this wonderful ship and her crew.

Visited March 2013
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“What a good visit”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

We came upon this attraction after bad weather caused a change of plans. What a facinating insight into polar travel. First the film and display area including how the Discovery was built to stand up to Antartic conditions then to get aboard for an excellent walk around the ship, left to ones self, to explore all the below decks and above decks area. The presentation was first class and being ajacent to the river in an easterly gale it gave the visit a real feeling of life on board. Not to be missed.

Visited March 2013
Thank Terry B
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