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Ship ahoy! RRS Discovery

Discovery Point is a world class visitor attraction which centres round Captain Scott of the Antarctic’s Dundee built ship RRS Discovery.

Climb aboard and follow in the footsteps of Scott and his crew, see how they lived, what they ate and witness their hardships and their triumphs. It’s a fascinating tale of one of the most heroic voyages of exploration ever undertaken and a great day out for all the family.

Find out more about this world class visitor attraction by visiting The Discovery Story

An intensive seven-month refurbishment programme began last year and was aided by a £40,000 crowdfunding campaign. The masts and rigging came down for repairs and were transported to a Gloucester-based shipyard. The same shipping specialists, T. Nielsen & Co, have spent the last four weeks replacing the parts.

Television presenter Lorraine Kelly, a Dundee resident, long-time supporter of the famous Antarctic exploration ship RRS Discovery and contributor to the crowdfunding campaign, said of the ship: "RRS Discovery is a major asset to the city of Dundee and beyond. She attracts many visitors and much well-deserved attention for her history and stories of adventure, also her links to Dundee, where she was designed and built.
"I'm happy to see that she's shipshape again and ready for visitors, and I hope you'll join me in looking forward to going on board again this summer."

The Discovery is looked after by the Dundee Heritage Trust. The charitable trust also operate the Verdant Works, which 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.
If your spending time in the city, both attractions are a must visit.