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“Enjoyable and informative”
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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Enjoyable and informative”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Good mix of exhibits that catered for the needs of all ages. The volunteer guide on the ship was knowledgeable and helpful. Good visit

Visited April 2013
Thank Glenn48
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent information”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Went with family and we all enjoyed the interesting information that was provided, loved reading about how much food was taken abroad for the trip. We also enjoyed walking around the ship. I have done this tour often but I never get fed up going back. Stop for tea and scones, very tasty.

Visited April 2013
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Plenty for the whole family”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

We visited with my parents and my friend's children. The highlight was going on the boat itself and seeing how life would have been for those aboard. The interactive displays were good for engaging the children and keeping their interest going. We enjoyed coffee and cake in the cafe on site afterwards, would recommend this for maybe partway through your visit if it's a cold day as out on the boat itself was quite chilly with the wind.

Visited May 2012
Thank liffdi
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A pleasant surprise”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Having been to similar attractions my expectations were quite low,but Discovery point was excellent.
The Staff were all extremely helpful and pleasant.The information was extensive and interesting.
The layout was perfect as you progressed through.A treasure hunt was provided for our 2 children(8 and 5) and kept their interest up throughout.The Cafe was also excellent and the quality of food was high.I would highly recommend Discovery point.

Visited April 2013
Thank Laird Scott M
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Really interesting”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

A great museum which really brings antarctic exploration history alive. My 11 and 13 year old were actively interested in the visit, asking questions and enjoying the interactive elements of the displays and tour around the ship.

Visited March 2013
Thank thenewcomer
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