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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. Use our Dundee tourist route planner to add Discovery Point and other attractions to your Dundee vacation plans.
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  • This is great place To visit for a bit of history and amazing inside a bit smelly and very tight inside for my liking but cultural. Would recommend anyone who likes a bit of history and adventure to v...  more »
  • Was really good to see but think the younger ones in our party were a bit in a rush round. Alot of interesting history & well worth a look.  more »
  • This was a return visit for us. We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit so were looking forward to seeing the ship and museum again. However on arrival, we were informed that the ship was closed for ref...  more »
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  • Love this attraction. Unfortunately as of April 2017 Scott's ship has been demasted to allow for the construction of the new V & A next door. What a pairing this will make!!?
  • The RSS Discovery is currently undergoing maintanance at the moment when I visited however this is for the greater good as the whole of Dundee Waterfront is transforming at the moment. Next door the the RSS Discover is the new Victoria and Albert Museum of Design which was designed by architect Kengo Kuma from Japan. The museum and all the upgrades to the city including the new railway station, Slessor Gardens and multiple new hotels is going to boost visitor numbers to the last traditional wooden three mast ship built in Britain.
  • The Discovery ship of limits the day we visited due to overhaul, so they only charge half price to go round the museum which is quite interesting, after we had a coffee an cake in the cafe which is quite expensive plus the coffee was rubbish,
  • This is the museum entrance if you are going to visit Discovery, one of the most important ships in the United Kingdom due to its scientific research at the Antarctic regions. In this building you will also find The Point, which is a nice café.
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