Learn more about the story of one of the bravest expeditions of the 20th century at Discovery Point. Climb aboard Discovery, the original ship Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton sailed to the Antarctic in 1901. A guided tour will take you above and below deck, and show you the original navigation system. Multimedia displays made of sculptures, photos, and computer-based art illustrate how the crew lived, what they ate, and how they passed their time. Learn about the crew's hobbies through artifacts such as letters, watercolors, and card games. Although the crew of the Discovery rationed out their food supply, you can enjoy a meal at Cafe at the Point. Check out the gift shop, which sells Dundee-edition Monopoly. The ship is wheelchair accessible. For Discovery Point and beyond, use our Dundee visit planner to get the most from your Dundee vacation.
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The ship is now not well placed next the V&A, but the cabins and below decks facinating. In the entry/museum display the main projection was faulty sadly. The cafe quite poor.
The ship is now not well placed next the V&A, but the cabins and below decks facinating. In the entry/museum display the main projection was faulty sadly. The cafe quite poor. more »
What a step back into history. An absolute brilliant two hours exploring life on board. All ages will enjoy although there are a lot of steps to climb once on board. Tour is in two parts. One is the..... more
What a step back into history. An absolute brilliant two hours exploring life on board. All ages will enjoy although there are a lot of steps to climb once on board. Tour is in two parts. One is the..... more »
Well worth a visit can easily spend a couple of hours here interesting history and nicely presented plus you can explore the ship too
Well worth a visit can easily spend a couple of hours here interesting history and nicely presented plus you can explore the ship too more »
This is a really nice piece of living history, giving visitors some insight into what it was like to explore extreme conditions of the Antartic in a big wooden box. Interesting galleries and displays, the ship itself is in really good condition and has good access to all the important areas which you are free enjoy at your leisure. It was not very crowded on the day we visited.
Oh if you ever have the chance to come see Discovery. Then do we have had an amazing time. Learning listening and seeing the greatest of history. Oh to stan on this great ship. To hold the wheel where these , greatest men worked to reach the Antarctic. I loved everything ❤️
World class exhibition. Phenomenal, you'll need 2hrs here - at least. Even better than I imagined. I was really rushing and there's a lot to read and watch and was struggling to complete it all in 90 minutes. Extremely educational for all ages. One of the best exhibitions I've been to. Well done to everyone involved. Unfortunately I never had time to go up into the dome and you'll need to book a slot for this. This is one of the many reasons to come and visit Dundee.
What a great way to spend a few hours. A great time was had by myself, wife and elderly parents. You look around a very nice gift shop with some helpful staff. Next you can walk through a fabulous display that tells you about the history of the RRS Discovery, it's crew and it's exploratory roles. Next comes the ship itself, wow, it really was like stepping back into the old days of adventure and new discoveries. The staff on board are really helpful and informative, don't simply say hello and walk past them, they really do know this ship like the back of their hands. All in all it was well worth going. We all enjoyed it more than we thought we would.
Super experience, clearly still improving. The ship is unexpectedly original and, as such, the stairs are challenging, but it makes you feel that you are there as it sails for the frozen wastes of Antarctica. The exhibition is a little difficult to navigate at present as you have to go right through the galleries to start at the end. The accompanying film is outstanding do not miss!
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