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Discovery Point

Discovery Point Riverside Drive, Dundee DD1 4XA, Scotland
+44 1382 309060
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A superb attraction that deserves to be on a few bucket lists ...

Having had a fascination with Scott of the Antarctic since I was a teenager, we decided to drive up... read more

Reviewed today
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Fascinating presentation of amazing courage

One can't but be awestruck by the courage and tenacity of Robert Falcon Scott on both his... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Robert D
Colchester, United Kingdom
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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
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Discovery Point Riverside Drive, Dundee DD1 4XA, Scotland
+44 1382 309060

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Reviewed today

Having had a fascination with Scott of the Antarctic since I was a teenager, we decided to drive up to Dundee on a day off during a working holiday in Scotland. This is the home of one of Scott's ships, the Discovery, along with the...More

Thank BronteBabe15
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One can't but be awestruck by the courage and tenacity of Robert Falcon Scott on both his adventures to the Antarctic. Although RSS Discovery was closed for a re-rig the museum is full of artefacts, short films and information boards, totally absorbing. The 1901 expedition...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to visit the discovery on a whim last year for something to do on a day off from work. Had a great time,very education and good value for money. The employees were very helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank Jen M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is a pity the Discovery is still closed to to refurbishment, suppose to open again in July. But they only charge half price to go round the exhibits which are very interesting all about Scott and the Antarctic plus how the boat was made...More

Thank merc43
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I did not realize until I arrived about the great history of Dundee . Well worth a visit even though it is being repaired

Thank Gerard m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is great place To visit for a bit of history and amazing inside a bit smelly and very tight inside for my liking but cultural. Would recommend anyone who likes a bit of history and adventure to visit here especially good for kids and...More

Thank freda-babes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was really good to see but think the younger ones in our party were a bit in a rush round. Alot of interesting history & well worth a look.

Thank busymamma39
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a return visit for us. We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit so were looking forward to seeing the ship and museum again. However on arrival, we were informed that the ship was closed for refurbishment and as a result a 50 per cent...More

Thank 94Gill
Mark M M, General Manager at Discovery Point, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking your time to review your recent visit to Discovery Point. We really do like to see people making return visits and I am sorry that you felt disappointed on this occasion due to the temporary closure of the ship for the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I were spending 2 nights in Dundee & decided to pay a visit as we had read that it was one of Dundee's highlights. The weather was awful - heavy rain & I was glad of the shelter but had no idea...More

Thank sandramilne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a small boat he used to undertake his mission! Absolutely fascinating to walk through this vessel and see the various rooms, bunks, sick room, steam engines etc. I could never see myself going on this ship to the Antarctic! After the tour we all...More

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Margaret B
Hi I am planning to visit Discovery Point on Thursday or Friday next week. Do you think we should book in advance or is there a good chance of buying tickets when we turn up? Peggy
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.
What is the opening hour?
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
how much does it cost for car parking
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