Admission Information

You don’t have to pre-book tickets, but if you would like to make a booking online, you can do.

Alternatively, you can buy tickets on the day when you arrive at Discovery Point or our sister museum Verdant Works.

General Admission / Joint with Verdant Works

Adult Price *

£17 / £24.50

Concession Price *

£13.00 / £20.50

Child Price *

£9.50 / £9.50

Family Price*

£46.50 / £58.00




General Admission Includes ground-floor galleries, RRS Discovery Visit and includes access to the Discovery Dome.
Joint Admission includes access to our sister museum Verdant Works.
*Family price is for two adults and two children.
All paid admissions will also receive a free annual pass allowing you to return as often as you like for the next 12 months at no extra cost.
Children under five gain free admission. Child price is for ages 5 to 16
The concession price covers school pupils over 16, students and those over 65 years.

Kids under 16 need to be accompanied by a supervising adult.

Guide dogs are not allowed to be unattended and must always be on a lead.

What you will see

Follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott and his heroic team at Discovery Point!
Find out about the Heroes of the Ice who braved the harsh conditions of the Antarctic and hear their stories first-hand.

As you explore the self-led museum at your own pace, you will:

  • Find out about ‘Scott of the Antarctic’ and explore the crews quarters and the Officers Wardroom
  • Discover more about the ship’s voyages and journeys after The Discovery Expedition
  • Discover the unique design features of the first ship built for scientific research in Antarctica
  • Learn about the first voyage of Discovery to the most inhospitable place on the earth
  • Walk in the footsteps of Heroes and climb aboard one of the most incredible ships ever built
  • Explore the latest addition to the museum – Discovery Dome. Take in the breathtaking view from a formerly inaccessible upper cupola area, and re-discover RRS Discovery from a different, previously unseen perspective.
  • Marvel at the iconic suspended artwork ‘Gaia’ by renowned British artist Luke Jerram.

We also have exclusive gifts in our extensively stocked Gift Shop.


Click images below to expand for more detail of what to expect on your visit:

                                    Visitor Centre                                       

RRS Discovery



Getting here

Discovery Point & RRS Discovery
Riverside Drive
Dundee DD1 4XA

t: 01382 309060
e: enquiries@dundeeheritage.co.uk
For additional travel and car parking information, click here >

Please note that there are no luggage storage facilities available at Discovery Point.




By following our Responsible Visitor Charter, you can be sure of making the most of your stay while helping to look after the environment. 

Give the driver a break – leave the car behind and see the best of our city by walking, cycling and using public transport. Many walking and cycling routes offer great views and access to places that cars can’t get to. 

Buy local produce – support our local farmers and producers who play such a valuable role in growing the local economy and preserving the landscape by buying local and regional produce. 

Reduce, reuse, recycle – waste less, reduce the impact on the environment and recycle your waste. Support local businesses and attractions by purchasing their ‘Bags for Life’ and cutting down on plastic use. Don’t buy bottled water. Bring a reusable water bottle and refill from the ‘tap’. When using toilet facilities, please use water wisely and remember not to leave taps running. 

Look after the Tay – waste water ends up in the Tay River and finally, the sea, so be careful what you wash away. Help cut down on the phosphates going into our water systems by reusing towels in your accommodation to reduce the amount of washing. Save water by turning off the tap when brushing your teeth, and consider taking a shower instead of a bath. 

Support local culture & heritage – visit important heritage buildings and museums and attend local events and festivals – to help keep Scottish culture alive. 

Support sustainable tourism businesses – consider using tourism providers that are committed to looking after our landscape and wildlife and reducing its impact on the environment. Seek out, eco-certified tourism providers. 

Enjoy your stay – and come back time and time again, and we can all help to protect this place for generations to come! 

Accessibility Guide

Dundee Heritage Trust has made a concerted effort to ensure our facilities and displays are accessible to all. Visit our dedicated accessibility page for full information here.

Contact Us

If there is anything else we can do to ensure you can plan the perfect

trip to the Discovery, do not hesitate to get in touch with the team

Discovery Point

Discovery Quay



t : +44 (0) 1382 309060

Contact us by Messenger on Facebook or the Website chat option.

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t : enquiries@dundeeheritage.co.uk

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