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Discovery Point, Dundee

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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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  • All the recent Massive investment in Dundee was started by Captain Cooks discovery refit and situated at Discovery Quay with it own Discovery tourist attract site with all mod cons and access to the a...  more »
  • We enjoyed a great couple of hours exploring the exhibits and ship. Very informative and good interactive things for kids and interesting films. A very worthwhile visit and a lovely cafe as well.  more »
  • A lovely ship and interactive experience. Presented in a way that will keep children and adults interested . £11 per adult and allow at least an hour or two to look around.  more »
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  • A wonderful learning experience for all ages. Experience the conditions on board the RRS Discovery by going below decks. The museum was fun and interesting for all ages and the staff extremely helpful. Plus the cafe had a great selection and the quality was very high.
  • Excellent exhibition gave me a good all round knowledge of the ship and the mission. Then tour the ship itself. Cafe had a delicious sharing platter. Super morning in Dundee.
  • Definitely a place to visit if you are interested in the South Pole and Dundee. RSS Discovery was a ship built in Dundee and was used to explore the South Pole! About 2 hours will be required to walk the site at a comfortable pace.
  • Excellent museum with great exhibits and video presentations explaining construction and first voyage of the ship. Ship was interesting to look round too.
  • Lovely museum about Scott's expedition to the Antarctic & bigger than it first appears - some interactive places for kids (or forever young at heart), plenty of info to read and several short informative videos if that's more your thing. Lovely little shop too with a great variety of things to buy. The interior of the ship was also great, fantastic reconstructions & plenty of information there too.
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