Discovery Point and Royal Research Ship Discovery

Tayside, DD1 4XA

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The internationally significant RRS Discovery was built in Dundee for the 1901-4 British National Antarctic Expedition led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott.

Discovery Point interprets the history of the ship and the men who served on her. The Discovery and the associated polar collections are a Recognised Collection of National Significance and include scientific specimens and instruments, paintings, photographs, personalia, food rations and clothing.

The Cafe Gallery houses a changing programme of art, photographic and historical exhibitions.

Venue information

Opening times

1 Apr – 31 Oct
Mon – Sat, 10am – 6pm
Sun, 11am – 6pm
1 Nov – 31 Mar
Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun, 11am – 5pm
Closed 25 – 26 Dec, 1 – 2 Jan

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)