About Discovery Point

Discovery Point is home to RRS Discovery – Made in Dundee | Designed for Adventure.
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.

To learn more of our amazing collections please view our online database

Where next

Why not combine a visit to Discovery Point with a trip to our sister museum Verdant Works.

Verdant Works is a world class visitor attraction which tells the story of Dundee’s industrial textile heritage in the atmospheric setting of a beautifully refurbished Mill building dating back to 1833.  Hear the tales of the mill workers, see how they lived and worked in an industry which was at the heart of Dundee.  Explore this amazing building, see (and hear) the machines at work, and step back to a time where the Mills were the heart of Dundee.

Save money and buy your tickets for both at the same time. Joint venue tickets can be bought in advance online or on the day at Discovery Point.