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“Great day out”
Review of Discovery Point

Discovery Point
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$14.71*
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Discovery Point Admission Ticket
Ranked #2 of 90 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, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We visited this attraction on the 6th of July this year with our grand sons from Australia, having visited the same attraction not long after it opened in the nineties. What a transformation and now it is really worth going to see with many additional features that make it very child friendly. We wish we had eaten in the cafe but went to the Table Table restaurant beside the car park, big mistake! Food when we were eventually served was good but it took almost fifty minutes to get our food from the time we ordered until we were served and they were NOT busy. A great day spoiled.

Thank Subaru
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We have visited the Discovery since it opened there always something new happening
The shop is full of all sorts from rubbish gifts to the best
The cafe is just fine
The Exhibition is always amazing
The Ship it self is just fabulous
The staff are well trained too

Thank sherbert852
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Well thought out. Very good logical storyline flow. The Discovery itself is amazing . There are loads of exhibits to ponder over. Great justice has been done to the Captain Scott story. There are some very educational mock ups of how life was lived on the expeditions.

Thank David A
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Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

We made our annual trip to R.R.S. Discovery today as we got married on the top deck six years ago. Every year there is something new to see and we also read something we've missed on previous visits. The ship is in amazing condition and it's hard to believe it's so old and has been to the Ant-Arctic several. I really like the cafe here as there's always some sort of art exhibition on soooooo it's constantly changing. Can't wait to visit again next year #

Thank Jenn_Dundee
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

An interesting afternoon out. Amazing to find your are standing on the actual ship that went to the South Pole. Very educational.

Thank Brandylady
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