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Discovery Point

Riverside Drive, Dundee DD1 4XA, Scotland
+44 1382 309060
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Worth a Visit and open again

First visit to Exhibition and on-board Discovery, walking in the footsteps of Scott and Shackleton... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Fascinating trip through history

Took my two young Sons as my eldest picked The Discovery as his topic for a school project. Having... read more

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Jenifer L
Dundee, 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

First visit to Exhibition and on-board Discovery, walking in the footsteps of Scott and Shackleton. There is a cafe and a nice giift shop too. Your ticket will get you back in to a year as well. Very good.

Thank Tullibardine_13
Reviewed yesterday

Took my two young Sons as my eldest picked The Discovery as his topic for a school project. Having lived in Dundee my whole life I'm very disappointed with myself that I've never visited before. So many interesting things to see & learn. The kids...More

Thank Jenifer L
Reviewed 2 days ago

An interestingly laid out building, with loads of photographs and exhibits. Great for the kids with lots of interactive stuff, and the chance to go aboard the Discovery.

Thank 2wirralwanderers
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is so much to learn and take in at this interactive site. The ship is in excellent shape and gives you an insight into how cramped the conditions would have been during a voyage to Antarctica. Best bet is to get a headset to...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a good museum with interactive exhibits, headsets for non English speakers and to finish the experience the privilege of walking round Discovery. Going down into her lower decks to see the engine room, mess kitchen etc. Well worth the ticket price.

Thank HGlasgow198
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a fabulous place to visit if you are interested in the intersection of Science and History! The museum details the building of the first ship built exclusively for scientific exploration, and describes the adventures of the men who went to the Antarctic on...More

Thank she61woman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last month we visited Roald Amundsen's "Fram" ship in Olso and the two museums/attractions seem very similar, so it was very tempting to compare them to each other. It was hard to pin down exactly why the Fram experience was so much better, but it...More

Thank Kay V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walk pass it every other day.haven't been on it.new vc building getting build right beside it.lovely cafe next door train stat ion straight across from it.2 mins from town centre

Thank Isabella R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here several times - the last time we brought our 2 young grandsons and they loved it as much as we have. Great for all ages

Thank Jean P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought this was a great destination. Spent a couple of hours there with my cousin and his family. The museum told ya a lot about the ship and the adventure they encountered. And the ship its self was awesome.

Thank lorneaj
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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.
18 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
12 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