Discovery Point and RRS Discovery

Discovery Point and RRS Discovery MADE IN DUNDEE | DESIGNED FOR ADVENTURE
Discovery Point is home to RRS Discovery.
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Last admission is 1 hour before closing, however we recommend at least 1.5 - 2 hours for your visit. Transport directions and car parking

By road:
Discovery Point is on Riverside Drive, just off the northbound slip-road of the Tay Road Bridge. All other entry routes should follow signs for ‘city centre’ but Discovery Point is clearly signposted throughout the
city. By rail:
Dundee is on the main

East Coast line and railway station is directly opposite Discovery Point. By bus:
Most buses from Fife stop at Greenmarket which is just at the side of the railway station so only two minutes’ walk to Discovery Point. If you are coming from Forfar, Discovery Point is a short walk from the
High Street. All buses from Perth, Blairgowrie and Coupar Angus stop at Debenhams, outside the Overgate shopping centre. Discovery Point is just minutes away from any city centre bus stop. Car Parking:
There is short-term pay and display parking adjacent to Discovery Point. For other parking you can use the Greenmarket multi-storey car park (sat nav DD1 4QB) or either the Gellatly street car park (sat nav DD13RB) or the Olympia car park (sat nav DD1 3JU).

⏱ Save the date! We're thrilled that Katherine MacInnes, author of "Snow Widows: The Untold History of Scott’s Fatal Ant...
07/01/2024

⏱ Save the date!

We're thrilled that Katherine MacInnes, author of "Snow Widows: The Untold History of Scott’s Fatal Antarctic Expedition Through the Eyes of the Women They Left Behind" is joining us for an author talk at Discovery Point on Saturday 10th February at 5pm.

❄️ Using never-before-seen archive material, MacInnes offers a fresh perspective on the race to the South Pole, vividly depicting the lives, loves, and losses of the women forced into the public eye by tragedy and shaped by the unrelenting culture of empire.

Where better to hear more about these women, than overlooking Captain Scott's first Antarctic ship, Discovery.

Tickets coming soon! Follow our page and our Eventbrite to book your tickets as soon as they are released: tinyurl.com/discoverypointeventbrite

Abertay Historical Society Tay Valley Family History Society - Dundee Old Dundee in Pictures Dundee Waterfront Walks .

🗻📷 We're so looking forward to hosting Bill Duncan's 'Iceland: Invisible Landscapes' exhibition, here at Discovery Point...
03/01/2024

🗻📷 We're so looking forward to hosting Bill Duncan's 'Iceland: Invisible Landscapes' exhibition, here at Discovery Point!

Described by the artist as "a love letter to the Highlands of southern Iceland", the exhibition features breathtaking photography paired with poetry, paintings and diary entries from Duncan's journeys on long-distance trails in the otherworldly Icelandic peaks.

To hear more about the artist's travels and the process behind the exhibition, join us at 2pm on 27th January for an exclusive artist talk! Tickets to this are free*, but are limited so please book ahead here: tinyurl.com/billduncantalk

📆: 13 January - 10 March 2024
🕰: During museum opening hours
🎟: Entry to the exhibition is free*

Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Federation Gallery Creative Dundee Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee Dundee Mountain Film Festival *Does not include entry to rest of museum.

Happy New Year from all of us at Discovery Point 🐧We're back open tomorrow, 3rd January at 10am and look forward to welc...
02/01/2024

Happy New Year from all of us at Discovery Point 🐧

We're back open tomorrow, 3rd January at 10am and look forward to welcoming you for an Antarctic adventure in our award-winning Discovery Dome, inspiring museum and aboard the incredible RRS Discovery!

And in case you missed it Dundee; throughout January 2024 we're offering free entry to Dundee residents!* 🌟 No booking required! Please do read our full terms and conditions before visiting: www.rrsdiscovery.co.uk/dundee-goes-free/

See you soon!

*Terms and conditions apply. Read terms and conditions at: www.rrsdiscovery.co.uk/dundee-goes-free/

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🥃 Happy Hogmanay everyone! We hope you all have a wonderful evening as Scotland rings in the bells!🗓 We will be c...
31/12/2023

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🥃 Happy Hogmanay everyone! We hope you all have a wonderful evening as Scotland rings in the bells!

🗓 We will be closing our doors earlier at 3pm and will remain closed on New Year's Day and Tuesday before reopening on Wednesday!

❤️ From all of us at Discovery, thank you for visiting us in 2023!

It's time for a cocoa break! We'll be closing at 3pm on Sunday 31st December, and will reopen at 10am on Wednesday 3rd J...
30/12/2023

It's time for a cocoa break!

We'll be closing at 3pm on Sunday 31st December, and will reopen at 10am on Wednesday 3rd January. Wishing all of our followers a very happy new year! 🎉

In the meantime, you can enjoy all things RRS Discovery at our YouTube channel and our blog!

📚: www.dundeeheritagetrust.wordpress.com
📺: www.youtube.com/

Image: Evans, Bowers, Dr. Wilson and Capt. Scott stopped for a meal during the Terra Nova Expedition.

‼️ Visitor Announcement Due to the storm, we have closed today. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.Safe v...
27/12/2023

‼️ Visitor Announcement

Due to the storm, we have closed today. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Safe voyages! 🐧

📷: Dundee Waterfront Walks .

Heading to the kitchen for Boxing Day leftovers like... 📸: Lantern slide from our collections, from Scott's Terra Nova E...
26/12/2023

Heading to the kitchen for Boxing Day leftovers like...

📸: Lantern slide from our collections, from Scott's Terra Nova Expedition. Annotation reads; "On the March".

We reopen tomorrow, Wednesday 27 December from 10am, following our Christmas break. We'll be open daily as usual, but closed on 1 and 2 January 2024. See you soon!

Plan your trip: www.rrsdiscovery.co.uk

🎄❄️❤ It's the last   before Christmas, so here's a lovely Christmas card from our collections which was produced as part...
15/12/2023

🎄❄️❤ It's the last before Christmas, so here's a lovely Christmas card from our collections which was produced as part of the Discovery Oceanographic Expedition in 1926. The card features a beautiful drawing of the Discovery at the whaling station in South Georgia.

🎉 Big news! Dundee residents go FREE at Discovery Point and RRS Discovery and Verdant Works in January 2024!*We're givin...
15/12/2023

🎉 Big news! Dundee residents go FREE at Discovery Point and RRS Discovery and Verdant Works in January 2024!*

We're giving this special offer as a chance for the city to connect with its roots, and as a thank you for the continued support. Take this opportunity to come experience our immersive Discovery Dome, see Captain Scott's story through our galleries, and explore the magnificent RRS Discovery; above and below deck! ❄

Dundee Culture IYN Coldside IYN Maryfield Dundee Bairns Stobswell Forum SCIO, Dundee IYN North East IYN Strathmartine Beechwood Residents Group Lochee Family Fun IYN East End *Terms and conditions apply. For full terms, see our website: www.rrsdiscovery.co.uk/dundee-goes-free

👋🐧 A reminder that Discovery Point and RRS Discovery are CLOSED from 5pm on Sunday 17th December, for our Christmas brea...
14/12/2023

👋🐧 A reminder that Discovery Point and RRS Discovery are CLOSED from 5pm on Sunday 17th December, for our Christmas break.

Wishing you all a joyous festive period and all the very best for 2024. Thank you for supporting Dundee Heritage Trust this year, and the RRS Discovery.

We'll be back open at 10am on Wednesday 27th December! Please note we'll also be closed on 1st and 2nd January 2024.

📸: Catrin Evans

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of our former colleague, Riche Haye. Riche was the Executive chef at Eurest, an...
13/12/2023

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of our former colleague, Riche Haye.

Riche was the Executive chef at Eurest, and then Compass Group, working with our cafe staff for many, many years from the 1990s. A true gentleman, Riche was also a very talented chef; working tirelessly to devise delicious menus for numerous Wardroom dinners aboard Discovery, and for buffets, conferences and events.

He became part of the fixture and fittings at Discovery Point and never ever let his colleagues down - but more importantly, he became our friend who will be greatly missed 💙

11/12/2023

Our Christmas Party Nights are in full swing! 💃

Celebrate this festive season in style, with delicious food, top-class entertainment from The Vintage Girls and our resident DJ, and a remarkable view over Dundee's shimmering waterfront in Discovery Point! ❄

Last weekend's revellers told us "The function room looked amazing, food was delicious and the entertainment was fab!"

🎉 We have availability for Friday 15th December. If you're searching for your perfect night out, get in touch at our website! www.rrsdiscovery.co.uk/event/christmas-at-discovery-point/

❄️ Looking for a special gift for the person who has everything? Adopt an Object is a unique way to engage with our insp...
10/12/2023

❄️ Looking for a special gift for the person who has everything?

Adopt an Object is a unique way to engage with our inspiring Recognised Collections and unlock exclusive behind the scenes opportunities, whilst helping us care for the collections and tell their enduring stories for generations to come. It also makes for a memorable gift for a loved one!

🔍 We've selected 10 incredible items for you to choose from, spanning our Jute and Polar collections; from goggles that have seen the last place on Earth, to the first book published in the Antarctic (by Ernest Shackleton himself!), to the top-of-the-art microscope used by Scott and his men on Terra Nova, and more!

Your support helps us to continue to care for and preserve these extraordinary items and their enduring legacies 🩵

Browse the objects and adoption packages here: www.dundeeheritagetrust.co.uk/adopt-an-object/

🐧📖 Our little Emma penguin recently took a research trip (don't worry, she was accompanied by our Interpretation Curator...
08/12/2023

🐧📖 Our little Emma penguin recently took a research trip (don't worry, she was accompanied by our Interpretation Curator) to visit our friends at British Antarctic Survey, The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), the National Maritime Museum and the Brunel's SS Great Britain ⚓️

Read all about the trip here (spoiler - lots of penguin friends were made): dundeeheritagetrust.wordpress.com/2023/12/05/emma-penguin-tours-england/

We thoroughly enjoyed The Polar Academy's presentations at our neighbours V&A Dundee yesterday! Braeview Academy did bri...
07/12/2023

We thoroughly enjoyed The Polar Academy's presentations at our neighbours V&A Dundee yesterday! Braeview Academy did brilliantly ❄ An inspiring day of polar innovation - thank you for having us!

🤗 Last week, the Dundee Heritage Trust team enjoyed a brilliant staff enhancement day, learning about each other and the...
03/12/2023

🤗 Last week, the Dundee Heritage Trust team enjoyed a brilliant staff enhancement day, learning about each other and themselves.

This was possible thanks Insights and the lovely Louise Clark hosting the session. We then headed along to see our friends at HMS Unicorn for a cannon-making workshop (that only became a little bit competitive)! Thank you for having us, and thank you to Taza Indian Buffet Restaurant Dundee for a delicious lunch.

🐋🖌 It's a pleasure to be hosting 'Discovery Wildlife' by Dave Thompson, here at Discovery Point!The exhibition is a coll...
02/12/2023

🐋🖌 It's a pleasure to be hosting 'Discovery Wildlife' by Dave Thompson, here at Discovery Point!

The exhibition is a collection of paintings of wildlife that would have - or at least could have - been seen from the RRS Discovery during its long history of exploration and scientific expedition. The work is mainly in acrylics on large canvases and is not to be missed!

🐬 We work in partnership with the Marine Biological department at University of St Andrews on a number of projects relating to Discovery Point so its great to be able to showcase Dave Thomson’s art and share the beauty of the Antarctic wildlife.

📆 On display until 5th January 2024
🎟 Free to view (does not include the rest of Discovery Point)
🥸 Keep an eye out for an artist talk being announced soon!

🇦🇶 Today is Antarctica Day! To celebrate, we wanted to share this picture of Discovery when she was trapped in packed ic...
01/12/2023

🇦🇶 Today is Antarctica Day! To celebrate, we wanted to share this picture of Discovery when she was trapped in packed ice in 1904.

This picture belonged to a collection of papers associated with William Colbeck, Captain of the "Morning", which made two trips to Antarctica as a relief vessel for the Discovery during the British National Antarctic Expedition.

🌟 Dundee Heritage Trust is proud to commit to the Young Person’s Guarantee and join employers across Scotland in creatin...
29/11/2023

🌟 Dundee Heritage Trust is proud to commit to the Young Person’s Guarantee and join employers across Scotland in creating the best opportunities we can for young people.

The Young Person’s Guarantee is a joint commitment to provide opportunities for all 16-24 year olds in Scotland through jobs, apprenticeships, further and higher education, training programmes and volunteering.

Developing the Young Workforce, Tay Cities

🎄 A Few tables are remaining at our Christmas Party Nights! 🎄🔎 Looking for the perfect city centre venue with a spectacu...
27/11/2023

🎄 A Few tables are remaining at our Christmas Party Nights! 🎄

🔎 Looking for the perfect city centre venue with a spectacular view, delicious local food and top-class live music for your Christmas party this year?

🎄 Join us throughout December for our Christmas party nights - set to the view of World Heritage Asset the Royal Research Ship Discovery and Dundee's glimmering waterfront, taste some of Scotland's best flavours whilst enjoying a performance from The Vintage Girls. Then, our DJ takes to the decks so you can dance the night away and celebrate the festive season in style!

⭐️Available on the 8th and 15th of December.
⭐️Festive Night Packages are £60.00 (incl. VAT) per person.

For more information, please contact our events team!
E: [email protected]
P: 01382309060

🎄 We are open for day 2 of our Christmas Fayre at Discovery Point🎄Come along and explore a great selection of small loca...
26/11/2023

🎄 We are open for day 2 of our Christmas Fayre at Discovery Point🎄

Come along and explore a great selection of small local businesses!

SHOP LOCAL - SUPPORT LOCAL

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☃️ Thank you to everyone who came along and made day 1 of our Christmas Fayre so special - our visitors, our stallholder...
25/11/2023

☃️ Thank you to everyone who came along and made day 1 of our Christmas Fayre so special - our visitors, our stallholders, and the fabulous Loadsaweeminsinging!

We're back in the swing of things tomorrow from 11am until 4pm, with new stallholders joining us, and there's 10% off entry to Discovery Point and RRS Discovery*! Do come along and get in the festive spirit, with inspiring Antarctic stories in our museum, and some of Tayside's finest produce in our market.

📆 26th November, 11am-4pm
🎟 Free entry to Christmas Fayre, 10% off entry to Discovery Point museum
🐧 All welcome!



*T&Cs apply. Sunday 26th November 2023 only.

🐧👋 Say hello to the fantastic stallholders who will be joining us at our Christmas Fayre this weekend! We're bringing to...
23/11/2023

🐧👋 Say hello to the fantastic stallholders who will be joining us at our Christmas Fayre this weekend!

We're bringing together a real mix of some of the finest producers, crafters and bakers from Dundee and beyond: click through to get a sneak peek at what to expect, for the perfect day of shopping and supporting local independent businesses here at Discovery Point 💙

We'll also be welcoming Loadsaweeminsinging at 1pm on Saturday 25th November, for a magical performance. Join us for an unforgettable festive weekend!

📆 Sat 25th & Sun 26th November
🕰 11am-4pm
🎟 FREE* entry to the Fayre, and an offer of 10% off museum admission on 25th & 26th November to celebrate!**

Please note that our Discovery Dome will not be accessible this weekend, we apologise for any inconvenience.

www.rrsdiscovery.co.uk/event/christmas-fayre-at-discovery-point/
*Does not include rest of museum, RRS Discovery or Discovery Dome. **T&Cs apply.

Dundee - One City, Many Discoveries Very Good Baking Company UK Sophie.Lauren.Bevan GHQ Spirits Spice Harmony MIYO- Make It Your Own Bare Baked Lunabuloona Pauline Lavery Art Wynd & Wander 1320Elements Scotia Candles Gilly Bee Creations JP Woolies Scotland Cala Jewellery by Lesley Bruce Casa Di Gelato Dundee Kattarius Wormit Woolies Yolla.Studio The Dundee Gin Co Law Brewing Co Nicola Kleppang Artist The Crystal Collective

🎤🎶📕 Sign, Sing and Story is an exciting new workshop coming to Discovery Point, every Tuesday from December 2023 at 10am...
23/11/2023

🎤🎶📕 Sign, Sing and Story is an exciting new workshop coming to Discovery Point, every Tuesday from December 2023 at 10am!

It will be a multi-sensory storytelling session incorporating music, movement and props to engage and empower.

Aimed at babies, toddlers, and children aged 0 – 10, Makaton signs & symbols will be used but no prior knowledge is required!

We recommend booking in advance as spaces are limited

📍 Discovery Point
📆 Every Tuesday in December
🕒 10am - 11am
🎟 Free, donations welcome
🔗 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sign-sing-story-the-night-before-christmas-with-makaton-tickets-741412232947?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Dundee is the place to be for Christmas activities this weekend! ❄ Join us at Discovery Point from 11am-4pm on Sat 25th ...
22/11/2023

Dundee is the place to be for Christmas activities this weekend!

❄ Join us at Discovery Point from 11am-4pm on Sat 25th & Sun 26th November as we bring together some of Scotland's finest producers & crafters in our Christmas Fayre! We'll also have a festive performance from Loadsaweeminsinging (at 1pm on Sat 25th), there will be children's activities, and more!

And, while you're in Dundee, visit our sister museum, Verdant Works to experience the city's industrial heritage brought to life, stop by Dundee Contemporary Arts and V&A Dundee for their markets and, swing and swirl your way to the city centre for Dundee - One City, Many Discoveries's Hooley!

The lovely Creative Dundee have pulled together all the activities in a handy guide, check it out here: creativedundee.com/2023/11/2023-dundee-festive-markets-round-up/

🎄 Only 5 days to go until our Christmas Fayre weekend! Here's a sneak peek of some more of the fantastic stallholders wh...
21/11/2023

🎄 Only 5 days to go until our Christmas Fayre weekend! Here's a sneak peek of some more of the fantastic stallholders who will be joining us;

🖍 Niamh Shaw is a Scottish illustrator whose work is often inspired by the great outdoors and the fun of being outside. As well as using graphite pencil, she experiments with letterpress, screen printing & mono printing!

🥃 GHQ Spirits produce luxury craft spirits, immersed in the beauty of the Cairngorms national park!

🏡 Nicola Kleppang Artist creates quirky cityscapes, from Dundee, Carnoustie, Broughty Ferry, Monifieth, Arbroath, St. Andrews and more!

👜 Yolla.Studio will be bringing a selection of their bright, bold polymer clay earrings and screen printed textiles; like t-shirts, sweatshirts, bags and purses!

We can't wait to welcome you all along. Join us from 11am-4pm on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November here at Discovery Point and get in the festive spirit 💙

www.rrsdiscovery.co.uk/event/christmas-fayre-at-discovery-point/

A reminder that Discovery Point and RRS Discovery are CLOSED tomorrow, Monday 20th November, for staff enhancement. We a...
19/11/2023

A reminder that Discovery Point and RRS Discovery are CLOSED tomorrow, Monday 20th November, for staff enhancement. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

We'll be back open as usual at 10am on Tuesday 21st November: see you then! 👋🐧

🥽⛵📦 For this week's  , we have the Snow Goggles worn by Frank Plumley in the Antarctic during the Discovery Expedition f...
17/11/2023

🥽⛵📦 For this week's , we have the Snow Goggles worn by Frank Plumley in the Antarctic during the Discovery Expedition from 1901 to 1904.

Snow goggles helped prevent snow blindness, a painful condition caused by the sunlight reflecting off the snow. Each of the Discovery crew members chose different designs of goggles, as no design was perfect.

You can adopt the object as part of our Adopt an Object initiative which helps us preserve extraordinary objects and continue to tell their fascinating stories for generations.

Apply to Adopt an Object now at: https://www.dundeeheritagetrust.co.uk/adopt-an-object/

Address

Discovery Quay, Riverside Drive
Dundee
DD14XA

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

Telephone

+441382309060

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