RRS Discovery


  • Attractions
  • City Centre

RRS Discovery is a beautiful steamship with a rich past and a unique place in the history of polar research. Launched in 1901 and now a permanent exhibit in Dundee, and is forever linked to Captain Scott’s legendary voyage to the Antarctic.

This award-winning visitor attraction tells the story of the iconic ship ‘Discovery’ from her beginnings in Dundee, her amazing Antarctic expedition with Captain Scott and her voyages and uses thereafter. Through extensive galleries, video and film shows, interactives and artefacts, Discovery Point is a fascinating visitor attraction which appeals to all ages.

Discovery Point is a fully Accredited museum with Recognised collections of National Significance, has won numerous awards and is a 5-star accredited Visitor Attraction with VisitScotland. RRS Discovery is listed on the UK Core Collections of important vessels drawn up by the National Historic Ships Committee, the only scientific vessel on the list.

For more of Dundee’s fascinating history make sure to visit the Verdant Works; Dundee’s world famous Jute Museum

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Key Features

  • Family Friendly
  • Gift Shop
  • History & Heritage
  • Public Toilets
  • Rainy Day Favourites
  • Restaurant/Cafe on site
  • Tours

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