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Discovery Point

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Address: Discovery Point Riverside Drive, Dundee DD1 4XA, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1382 309060
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Discovery Point & Royal Research Ship Discovery A trip to Discovery...

Discovery Point & Royal Research Ship Discovery A trip to Discovery Point is an adventure in its own right as audiovisual shows, computer-based multimedia and displays of the actual artefacts of the crew transport you to Antarctica. Climb aboard Captain Scott's ship RRS Discovery where you will follow in the footsteps of him and his crew, see how they lived, what they ate and witness their hardships and their triumphs. It's a fascinating tale of one of the most heroic voyages of exploration ever undertaken. A great day out for all the family. - All weather award-winning 5-star attraction - Hands on interactives - Computer-based multimedia and displays - Audio visual show - Gift Shop - Cafe - Guided Tours available - Open all year, all weather attraction

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Captain Scott ship

Very worthwhile visit. Free to roam at will. Very informative and get the feel of it what it must have been like in bygone days

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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forfar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very worthwhile visit. Free to roam at will. Very informative and get the feel of it what it must have been like in bygone days

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were fortunate to visit the Centre just after the Discovery itself was re-opened after attention to the rigging. And what a great visit we had! The Centre itself looks just like a small round building and from the outside offers few clues about the richness of the contents awaiting visitors. Like Dr Who’s Tardis, the inside seems enormous. It... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction is a must, the exhibition of Captain Scotts expedition to Antarctica is exhibited in great detail and full of all relevant information on his expedition, the main attraction of this is the tour around his ship the Discovery which was built in Dundee,you can almost feel the atmosphere as you walk around.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good tourist attraction. Quite claustrophobic on board. Interesting interactive displays for families. Nice at seafront and walkable from train station. Can have outdoor and indoor activities.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great exhibit. I thoroughly enjoyed both the centre and the vessel itself. The centre is interesting and informative with some great displays and detailed models. The Discovery is beautifully restored and gives a great insight into what it must have been like on these polar expeditions. The audio tour is excellent. Definately going to visit again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time in the boat The exhibition really brought everything to life and all my kids really enjoyed it. Well worth the visit

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just recently spent a weekend in Dundee and paid a visit here thinking it would be a good way to spend an hour out of the cold. Ended up having a lovely morning and an excellent lunch in the attached cafe instead. Really informative exhibition with film shows finally ending up on the ship. Most areas on the ship accessible... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for a minute, and spent there more than 2 hours. The exhibition is interesting for families.

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Monifieth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit here to find out all about Dundee's connections with Polar exploration in the early 20th Century. Very informative museum, and exploring the ship itself is really quite something.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please be aware that this attraction is not fully accessible. Living local I have been to the Discovery many times. I have always found it very interesting. It is pricey but well worth the money (especially as you can get a free years revisit pass) Great for families, couples, tourists etc. Lots to learn and discover

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