The Discovery Point ship museum, Dundee, Scotland

The Discovery Point ship in Dundee, Scotland

No visit to the highlands is really complete without a visit to Discovery Point in Dundee. Home to the ship on which undertook the first exploration of the world's last great undiscovered place, Discovery Point holds a special place in history.



It was right here in Dundee that the Discovery was commissioned to be built, as most of the UK's whaling fleet was during those times. So it is only fitting that the Discovery now rests in this very place.

A guided tour of the ship will take you through a fascinating journey that starts with her maiden voyage from Scotland to Antarctica, with Commander Robert Falcon Scott at the helm, and then through her long career on the high seas, until the day she came to rest at this very place.

There's only one way to find out for yourself, what it must have been like to live in the ship, while it was trapped in ice for two years and survived to make it back in one piece.

The museum is open all year round and includes hands on interactives, computer-based multimedia and a gift shop.

Discovery Point address and hours

Discovery Point
Discovery Quay

Summer opening
April – October
Mon – Sat - 10am-6pm (Sun 11am)

Winter Opening
November – March
Mon – Sat - 10am – 5pm (Sun 11am)
Closed 25th & 26th December and 1st & 2nd January
NB. last admission 1 hour prior to closing

As Discovery Point has an extensive range of audio visual displays and hands-on interactives as well as the ship itself, we recommend you allow up to 2 hours for your visit.

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