Discovery Point & RRS Discovery

“Walk through the history of Captain Scott’s Antarctic ship” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

DUNDEE, DUNDEE

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Our View

Discovery Point is the home of RRS Discovery, Captain Scott's famous Antarctic ship. Spectacular lighting, graphics and special effects re-create key moments in the Discovery story. The restored bridge gives a captain's view over the ship and the River Tay. Learn what happened to the ship after the expedition, during the First World War and the Russian Revolution, and find out about her involvement in the first survey of whales' migratory patterns.

Discovery Point & RRS Discovery
Discovery Quay, DUNDEE, DD1 4XA
Phone : 01382 309060

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Access to exhibition on top deck, no access to lower deck, but virtual tour available
  • Facilities: In-house wheelchairs & lifts, parking, ramps onto ship
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, Apr-Oct, Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-6; Nov-Mar, Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5. Closed 25-26 Dec & 1-2 Jan

About The area

Discover Dundee

Dundee has one of the most spectacular settings of any Scottish city. It is located on the north bank of the Firth of Tay with the Sidlaw Hills behind, the Fife shore to the south, and the North Sea to the east. Facing south across the wide, silvery Firth of Tay, it’s also one of Scotland’s sunniest cities. From the summit of Dundee Law, the extinct volcano that dominates its northern skyline, you can look inland to the Cairngorms, south over the hills of Fife, far out over the North Sea, or westward up the Tay as far as Perth.

This is a city that has reinvented itself more than a few times. And as you’ll see when you arrive by road or rail via its iconic bridges (two of the longest in Britain), it’s busy reinventing itself yet again. 

V&A Dundee is a design museum in Dundee, Scotland, which opened on 15 September 2018. The V&A Dundee is the first design museum in Scotland and the first Victoria and Albert museum outside London. The V&A Dundee is also the first building in the United Kingdom that has been designed by Kengo Kuma.

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