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Discovery Point, Dundee

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Learn more about the story of one of the bravest expeditions of the 20th century at Discovery Point. Climb aboard Discovery, the original ship Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton sailed to the Antarctic in 1901. A guided tour will take you above and below deck, and show you the original navigation system. Multimedia displays made of sculptures, photos, and computer-based art illustrate how the crew lived, what they ate, and how they passed their time. Learn about the crew's hobbies through artifacts such as letters, watercolors, and card games. Although the crew of the Discovery rationed out their food supply, you can enjoy a meal at Cafe at the Point. Check out the gift shop, which sells Dundee-edition Monopoly. The ship is wheelchair accessible. For Discovery Point and beyond, use our Dundee visit planner to get the most from your Dundee vacation.
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  • I must admit, I was not really keen to visit the RRS Discovery and museum. When I first entered the display, there was a large crowd watching the first video and no where to sit. So, I skipped it and ...  more »
  • This site includes two different things. First, in order of visit, there is an excellent museum dedicated to the explorations of the South Pole and, more specifically, to Scott's unfortunate feat. Passing through the halls, enriched by audiovisuals, detailed captions and anything else useful to understand the unfolding of expeditions, you are pleasantly informed about all aspects of these companies. Then follows the visit to Scott's ship and companions, well restored (some work still in progress) and where you can grasp so much about what life on board should have been like. Before, or after, as the site is right on the shore of the Firth of Tay, you can also make a pleasant pass along the shore. In my opinion, this is the best thing to see in Dundee.
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