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Discovery Point

Riverside Drive, Dundee DD1 4XA, Scotland
+44 1382 309060
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Great drop in location for a cuppa and a sticky bun!

What a location and can't wait to see how it turns out when the restaurant is moved to the rear to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandra B
Dundee, United Kingdom
Loved it!

This exhibition is so interesting, the displays are all so well laid out with plenty room to move... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Riverside Drive, Dundee DD1 4XA, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a location and can't wait to see how it turns out when the restaurant is moved to the rear to take in the view of the river. The menu is basic and limited, but spotlessly clean and always a very warm welcome.

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This exhibition is so interesting, the displays are all so well laid out with plenty room to move about. We really enjoyed the film and the special effects in the whole area.

Thank mise56
Reviewed 1 week ago

This wonderful museum and ship is a must if in the area, the place is very informative, a visit can last for hours if you read everything,and go aboard the ship. Spotless toilets too

Thank HelmarkCardiff
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned a lot in this museum .. very simple to understand . But missed out on the chance to ask questions .. you are on your in here - unlike the verdant works where they have human contact ..More

Thank jagmannnn
Mark M M, General Manager at Discovery Point, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Discovery Point, I am very happy to see that you found your visit so educational. In relation to your comment regarding human contact. We fully appreciate the extra value our volunteer guides provide...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place to visit. Really enjoyed the museum and the boat itself. Hilarious models of people on the boat. Quite cheap and worth the visit.

Thank Ohbeer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating visit to see the ship Discovery, and see the way the men on board lived, it must've been a very hard life. It was a very wet day when we visited and a bit slippery, but we enjoyed the visit.

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Museum based on RMS Discovery which has been refurbished & restored to Dundee. Some interactive elements ship itself is most interesting part. Plenty for children. Restaurant,shop & toilets.

Thank jacqui3744
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its an interesting visit for all age groups especially children. There is an entire museum set up in the ship that is very exciting to visit and totally worth the entrance ticket. The gift shop is great. All in all, if u r in dundee...More

Thank HiraTariq_7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my most recent trip to the Discovery and would definitely recommend it. The centre is a good mix of interactive games; films; artefacts and information to read – meaning there’s lots to keep both adults and children entertained. The museum also provide...More

Thank Eilidh M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit overshadowed by its new next door neighbour, the magnificence of the Dundee Victoria and Albert Museum ... almost complete and looking like a luxury liner beside the humble but deliciously original ship "Discovery" ... this fine and worthy "Point", as it is known,...More

Thank Angus E
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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.
18 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
12 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