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“Very enjoyable, very interesting experience”
Review of Discovery Point

Discovery Point
Ranked #2 of 119 things to do in Dundee
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We found the exhibition very interesting and informative with, for example, the cutaway of how the ship itself was constructed, much of it based on the accumulated experience and knowledge of the whaling fleet in Dundee, really fascinating. The exhibition was very definitely worth spending time in before visiting the ship, which was itself fascinating.

Thank Scrope1
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Very interesting but a bit expensive for a short visit. Small museum the a walk around the ship. Ship is difficult to get around for people with disabilities and could show more. Cafe had extremely slow service.

Thank Barrie J
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit to Discovery Point. Very informative tour and the waterfront is very enjoyable. Learned a great deal about Antarctic exploration.

Thank Plnorris
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Great history on our doorstep. Spent the afternoon. Something of interest for all the family. The Ship was in brilliant condition and exceptional craftsmanship.

Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This was a real treasure of a venue, reasonably priced and interesting to visit.

We visited on Easter Sunday and it wasn’t too busy.

Thank Steve432016
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