Discovery Point and RRS Discovery

Discovery Point and RRS Discovery
Discovery Quay,
Riverside Drive





01382 309060


01382 225891

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RRS Discovery
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This is the story of Discovery from her beginnings in Dundee and Captain Scott's remarkable Antarctic expedition, through her long ocean-going career until her final journey home. Find out about life on board and the essential design features that allowed her to survive the extreme polar conditions. Explore Discovery for yourself with an area-by-area tour of the ship.

Venue Type:

Ship or maritime heritage site, Gallery

Opening hours

Daily 1000-1700 (11am Sunday)
Daily 1000-1800 (11am Sunday)

Admission charges

Adult £8.50
Concession £6.75
Child £5.00
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £24.00 (£22 if you book online)
Special offers are available in conjunction with Scotland's Jute Museum @ Verdant Works. See website for details.

Getting there

Directly opposite Dundee Rail station

Additional info

Guided tours available for groups, but advance booking required tel: 01382 309060.
Audio tours available for an additional cost.

Collection details

Archives, Land Transport, Maritime, Personalities, Science and Technology

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Polar Explorer

Meet a Polar Explorer

  • 16 May 2015 11am-4pm
  • 17 May 2015 12-4pm

Would a fur hat and two pairs of socks be enough preparation to take you on this epic journey?! Step aboard the RRS Discovery, a true veteran of Antarctic exploration, and you'll be following in the footsteps of Captain Scott and his men on their historic 1901 expedition. Our very own Polar Explorer will size you up to see if you are fit for the rigours of the Antarctic, show you some of the specialised equipment to take along and give you an idea of the rations you'll need to survive the long journey into the frozen South Pole. We're guessing two pairs of socks won't pass muster so there's also the chance to try out sone more appropriate clothing for yourself and see how it feels to follow in Captain Scott's remarkable footsteps.

Suitable for


Getting there

Directly opposite Dundee Rail station