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Discovery Point

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Address: Discovery Point Riverside Drive, Dundee DD1 4XA, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1382 309060
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Discovery Point & Royal Research Ship Discovery A trip to Discovery...

Discovery Point & Royal Research Ship Discovery A trip to Discovery Point is an adventure in its own right as audiovisual shows, computer-based multimedia and displays of the actual artefacts of the crew transport you to Antarctica. Climb aboard Captain Scott's ship RRS Discovery where you will follow in the footsteps of him and his crew, see how they lived, what they ate and witness their hardships and their triumphs. It's a fascinating tale of one of the most heroic voyages of exploration ever undertaken. A great day out for all the family. - All weather award-winning 5-star attraction - Hands on interactives - Computer-based multimedia and displays - Audio visual show - Gift Shop - Cafe - Guided Tours available - Open all year, all weather attraction

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An interesting place with lots of interactive activities and films to watch. Then the ship itself which was an eye-opener. Amazing that they could survive in such inhospitable... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

An interesting place with lots of interactive activities and films to watch. Then the ship itself which was an eye-opener. Amazing that they could survive in such inhospitable surroundings in such a small space.

Thank finu443
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the Discovery Point on Tesco Vouchers and added Verdant works in paying £16 incl. You are given your receipt which you then hand in at your second place and they take it. The other part of the receipt which is attached to a leaflet you send off with a photo and then they send you back an annual pass.... More 

Thank Kairlan M
Dundee, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A fitting tribute to polar exploration. The boat itself is the epitome of Edwardian endeavour. Anecdotes, ephemera and mannequins pay tribute to Britain's wonderful history of exploration at the edge of the world. The ship does not require compliments. It is wonderful. Experience Scott's cabin and the mess room in which many months were spent by desperate men whose epitaph... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was actually here as part of a large business group who had made special booking to both visit the ship & have a special dinner at the venue. The visit to the lower layers of the ship is interesting, and this is well-supplemented by additional information provided in the various sections of the museum.

Thank King L
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I wasn't expecting much, but then I was extremely pleased with my visit! They had mini cinema, videos, really informative descriptions, and the ship itself is great. You will get the full experience if the antartica discovery when you leave the museum.

Thank Malika A
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The exhibition centre alone was worth every penny - very good - plenty of background, films to watch and artefacts. Takes a while if you read it all. Then you go out to the Ship. Make sure you go below decks. There was a very helpful guide in the wardroom and the ships Carpenters was busy in his workshop. He... More 

Thank mark d
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nicely done museum. Going through the museum puts the ship in context. Really shows how little was known about Antarctica before the expedition, and explains the background of the crew well. The ship is really interesting to walk through, and walk around. Just be aware there is a cafe inside the museum, but nothing else really close by, so if... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a great time here. The exhibition setting out the story was good, lots of interactive for those who didn't know the full story of Scotts expeditions. Then to the ship itself. Quite a lot of building work going on next door, and the ship being worked on too, but it was a thrill to go aboard and tread the... More 

Thank neil375
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was interesting to see this ship in the dock. The surrounding area was pretty bleak, there were a lot of huge constructions going on.

Thank OZS969
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to stop off in Dundee as we made our way to Aberdeen from St Andrews. And I'm glad we made the stop! I knew of Scott's visit to the South Pole but not much about the Discovery and his prior expeditions. The museum is informative and interactive and thoroughly enjoyable. At the end, you get to set foot... More 

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