RRS Discovery

Historic Ships & Boats

Discovery Quay, Dundee, Angus, DD1 4XA

    Experience life in the Antarctic with Captain Scott and his crew on the RRS Discovery at Discovery Point. Uncover the tale of one of the most heroic voyages of exploration ever undertaken.

    Follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton aboard the Royal Research Ship Discovery at the multi award-winning Discovery Point, and experience one of the greatest stories ever told. 

    In 1901 Captain Robert Falcon Scott set sail in the tall ship Discovery. As part of the epic voyage Scott and his men spent two long harsh winters frozen into the crushing Antarctic ice.  Discovery returned home in 1904 to a hero's welcome and a place in maritime history.

    Come face to face with the ‘Heroes of the Ice’ at Discovery Point, an award-winning attraction and museum that tells the story of RRS Discovery. The exhibitions are a mix of state of the art audio visual and computer based multimedia, alongside displays of actual artefacts that belonged to Scott and the brave crew who sailed with him.

    For a trip to remember visit Discovery Point.

     

    Gradings
    5 Visitor Attraction
    Awards
    Unassisted wheelchair access Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Closed on 25th and 26th December and 1st and 2nd January

    Catering

    • Lunch Available
    • Kiosk/ Shop
    • Dinner Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Restaurant
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Shop
    • Self Service

    Domestic

    • Toilets
    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Switch Card
    • Solo Card
    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Taxi Rank < 100m from station
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Parking
    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Cycle Rack
    • Disabled Parking

    Children

    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • 24hr CCTV

    Location

    • City Centre
    • Coastal Location

    Special Requirements

    • School Groups Welcome
    • Groups Welcome

    Wedding Services

    • Wedding Packages Available
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Reception Facilities
    • Civil Ceremony

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point

    General

    • Contrast markings on all glass doors and all full-height windows
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Wheelchairs provided
      • These are freely available
    • Tactile routes for visitors with visual impairments
      • throughout facility
    • There is a visual alarm system
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
    • Lighting effective throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors e.g. pools of light and dark areas are avoided
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • some routes
    • There is an audible alarm system

    Staff

    • Staff who have contact with visitors have disability awareness training

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Catering staff provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements
    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria
      • restaurant
    • Menus available in large print [i.e.14pt and over]

    Parking

    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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