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Discovery Point

Riverside Drive, Dundee DD1 4XA, Scotland
+44 1382 309060
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Interesting venue

I didn't have much time to visit. However it was certainly interesting and I can highly recommend... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Good day out

This is a great experience if you like a small museum . The attraction is well appointed... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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: 11:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Riverside Drive, Dundee DD1 4XA, Scotland
+44 1382 309060
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I didn't have much time to visit. However it was certainly interesting and I can highly recommend the cafe. I visited on a cold day and the soup and roll was delicious and very welcome.

Thank Techno-rose
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great experience if you like a small museum . The attraction is well appointed & exceedingly well done. This is not the first time I have been here , and I would tell any one to give it a try

Thank StevieDfraeLochee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eventually got round to stopping in Dundee to visit the Discovery and the exhibition. What a great amount of information there is about the ship it’s travels and trips to the south Atlantic. Then there is the ship itself and the guides below deck gave...More

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum does a good a job of taking you through the history and the background of why the boat was built before you actually immerse yourself aboard. The boat restoration job is fantastic with its masts and rigging. Then to stand up on the...More

Thank fiat500cc
Reviewed 1 week ago

A well presented museum/attraction. Lots of information to read and items to look at so I would advise not to visit if there are likely to be lots of visitors because you need time to appreciate it all.

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's shameful to say, I haven't been here for years, and I am so glad we came back. You can spend hours looking and reading about the hard life these brave men had. A nice touch also is the fact your ticket is valid for...More

Thank ian g
Reviewed 1 week ago

My two sons (aged 11 and 8 yrs) were fascinated with all the artifacts on display and loved being on the ship. Very informative and caters well for children. Quite reasonably priced.

Thank Avebla
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a museum about the expedition to the South Pole by Captain Scott and you can also go aboard his restored ship the RRS (Royal Research Ship) Discovery. I got tickets for this venue to 'kill' some time when I was in Dundee but...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to take kids. Lots to see and do. Have great time on the ship. Lots of parking nearby.

Thank lan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting and informative, with lots of artifacts on display. RRS Discovery was amazing to explore.

Thank Hilary1950
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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