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Discovery Point

Overview

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!

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 £ 11.50, Child £ 6.40, Senior £ 8.95, Family £32

Parking:

Yes

Languages:

English (some displays in French / German)

Accessibility:

Yes, except for the ship

Toilets:

Yes

Shop:

Yes

Cafe/Restaurant:

Yes

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