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Discovery Point

Riverside Drive, Dundee DD1 4XA, Scotland
+44 1382 309060
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It's a piece of history and a very lovely ship to admire, not something too exciting but a good... read more

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Sinead P
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Oustanding display and stunning footage

Just done discovery point for first time and really impressed with the displays The trials and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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

It's a piece of history and a very lovely ship to admire, not something too exciting but a good piece of history and a lovely view when you exit the train station.

Thank Sinead P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just done discovery point for first time and really impressed with the displays The trials and tribulations Scott and his men went thru for the enhancement of science in such a harsh and hostile ares like the antartic was mindblowing Working thru temperatures of minus...More

Thank happywanderer1960
Reviewed 6 days ago

First time I have been here , very interesting and educational makes you think how hard a life these men had it back then , and when you go on to the ship it's amazing how small the living space is , worth a visit...More

Thank baligirl77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Certainly worth a visit. One of the main attractions for visitors to the city. We spent a good few hours here. Displays are well-laid out and take you on Scott's journey from Dundee to Antarctica. There are many interesting artefacts on display as well as...More

Thank Maria D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learnt so much here. Fantastic exhibitions, audio at various points. Ship itself a testament to those working on it, to bring it back to how it must have been. Good signage telling you what you're seeing. Very moving. Thought we'd be here an hour....spent more...More

Thank lesleyframe2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have passed this place a few times whilst visiting Dundee and popped in today on a whim. It is quite pricey (£9.25 for an adult) but you could easily spend half a day here. The history of antarctic exploration is covered with lots of...More

Thank MarcusHurley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the afternoon with my toddler. He loved exploring the ship and looking at the exhibit in the visitor centre! Washrooms were clean with baby changing facilities. It was easy to take our stroller around the whole site. Tour guides and staff were very friendly!...More

Thank AndreaMcN
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience visiting this ship. I took my 5 year old granddaughter and wondered if she would enjoy. She was greatly entertained with the interactive fishing hooks! We both enjoyed climbing up and down all the decks on the ship and had a nice lunch...More

Thank katarina_9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attraction is about the polar expedition boat the Discovery. When I visited the boat was undergoing renovations so only left the centre to visit. The price was reduced by half which made up for this. An interesting morning but would find it hard to...More

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Mark M M, General Manager at Discovery Point, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Discovery Point and I am very happy to see that the closure of the ship did not spoil your day too much. I am pleased to say that the ship is no once...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great areas for exploring and visiting Captain cooks museum and ship, at the time of our visit the ship was not available to see, due to building work next-door. Museum was well worth it and timeline in history for all ages.

Thank michelle097
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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