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Discovery Point

Riverside Drive, Dundee DD1 4XA, Scotland
+44 1382 309060
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A must visit if in the are

We travelled from Stirling to see this ship, the information before you even get on the ship is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Heather B
via mobile
An excellent museum - allow enough time to get round it.

There's a heck of a lot to see in this museum - excellent displays and films and 'hands on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peter R
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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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 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Riverside Drive, Dundee DD1 4XA, Scotland
+44 1382 309060

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We travelled from Stirling to see this ship, the information before you even get on the ship is amazing, this includes informative videos band many items to read. When we eventually got on board the ship I had one of the audio devices. I loved...More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 2 days ago

There's a heck of a lot to see in this museum - excellent displays and films and 'hands on' activities to keep younger visitors happy. I expect most visitors - us included - are pretty knackered by the time they actually get on to the...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the RSS Discovery this week with my two teenage sons, Discovery Point where the ship and exhibition centre is located is excellent and easy to get to by car. We spent a couple of hours going round the exhibition as well as spending time...More

Thank Scottforever
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very good displays with interesting facts about Scott's first expedition. Note that the focus of this museum is not his ill fated expedition on a different ship. We enjoyed exploring the Discovery and appreciating its impressive construction. It was also fun going below deck &...More

Thank Jo J
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very thorough look at the expeditions made by the discovery and the brave men who contributed to history. There is something for all ages: film, hands-on activities for children, and of course the visit of the ship, which has been restored to perfection. We...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 6 days ago

This lovely ship and the story of Scott's ill fated expedition to the Antarctic is a must. The centre has a great talking story of the building of the ship and the expedition to the Antarctic and the life and endurance of the crew.. Then...More

Thank Elizabeth N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay so the boat itself is absolutely fantastic, but what makes Discovery so much fun is all the history around it which is really well told in terms of artefacts and film. Admission was well priced and we were given an annual ticket for free...More

Thank iantovecta
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a child I watched them float Discovery up the Tay but had never visited it until now. What a fab exhibit and so informative. My 2 children really enjoyed it and the free quiz sheets were a great way of getting them to actually...More

Thank Ally C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found our visit to the Discovery Centre & Ship very interesting & informative. We had no idea, what Scott & his Crew endured. Not only the weather & cold conditions but the logistics of food & supplies to keep the crew fed & watered...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found Discovery Pont very interesting in history, very good tour. Friendly staff. The film about the expedition and RRS Discovery was so good. We were also able to board the Ship which was amazing to see inside. Stepping back in time is amazing feeling. I...More

Thank Lorraine H
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Margaret B
28 May 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.
17 February 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
11 October 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