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Discovery Point

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Discovery Quay

Welcome to Discovery Point, home of Captain Scott's famous RRS Discovery. Discovery was one of the last wooden three-masted ships to be built in Britain and the first to be constructed specifically for scientific research. Launched in 1901 it was the beginning of an adventure that would take her deep into the unknown waters of Antarctica and secure her place in the Heroic age of polar exploration. Explore the RRS Discovery, the actual ship Scott sailed in! See the wardroom where he planned his epic Antarctic journey, and feel what life was like for the crew who survived two long winters locked in the ice. See how Discovery was built, witness the launch - and see her blasted free of crushing pack ice in a dramatic rescue. Uncover the secrets of Antarctica - do your own scientific experiments! With loads of interactive activities for kids, Discovery Point is great fun for all.

Features and Facilities

  • Gift shop & Café

  • Tour Guides available

  • Disabled access

  • All weather, open all year

  • Parking (car & coach)

  • Dining facilities on board Discovery

  • Conference & Function facilities.

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    Opposite Dundee railway station 10 mins from Dundee Bus Station - city centre located just by the River Tay

    Discovery Point Postcode for SatNav: DD1 4XA


    +44 (0) 1382 309 060
    +44 (0)1382 225 891

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