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Discovery Point

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Address: Discovery Point, Discovery Quay, Dundee DD1 4XA
Operated by: Dundee Heritage Trust
Opening Hours: April to October, Mon - Sat: 10 am to 6 pm, Sun: 11 am to 6 pm
November to March, Mon - Sat: 10 am to 5 pm, Sun: 11 am to 5 pm 
Closed 25, 26 December and 1, 2 January
Last Admission 1 hour before closing.
Admission: Discovery Point: Adult £ 11.25, Child £ 6.25, Senior £ 8.75, Family £30
Parking: Yes (Pay & Display nearby ~£2.50)
Languages: English (some displays in French / German)
Accessibility: Yes, except for the ship
Toilets: Yes
Shop: Yes
Cafe/Restaurant: Yes

Discovery Point is an all-weather attraction based around the RRS Discovery, the ship used by Captain Scott for his 1901 exploration trip to Antarctica.  This is an excellent attraction, one that we consider to be among the best in Scotland and it will appeal to all ages.

Before embarking on the RRS Discovery you are taken through a series of exhibition areas that explain the purpose of Scott's mission, the construction of the Discovery,  and the equipment used for Antarctic exploration in the early 1900's. It really is worth reading the details as there are some fascinating facts, but don't worry as there are also films that explain the history of Antarctic exploration and the RSS Discovery. Children will be kept entertained by the hands-on experiments and games.

And then there is the ship! The RSS Discovery has been beautifully restored and you can explore the engine room, cargo hold, galley, mess deck, chart room and the relatively luxurious officers' Wardroom with Captain Scott's cabin looking as if he'd just left. The experience is brought to life by realistic figures and sound effects. Look out for the ship's cat!

RRS Discovery at  moorings in Dundee RRS Discovery main deck

RRS Discovery Officer's wardroom RRS Discovery Crews' Mess

RRS Discovery Ship's cook in the Galley Captain Scott's cabin at Discovery Point RRS Discovery Mast & rigging

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