Most famous as the ship that carried Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their first unsuccessful trip to reach the South Pole, RRS Discovery was the last wooden three-masted ship to be built in the British Isles, and the first specifically designed for research.
Moved to a custom built dock in 1992, RRS Discovery is now the centrepiece of Dundee’s fabulous new visitor attraction ‘Discovery Point’.
The term Living History could have been coined for Discovery Point. Together with her sister attraction at Verdant Works, Dundee boasts two of Scotland's most innovative and fascinating heritage centres.
Each centre makes the past immediately accessible, bringing history to life in a way that stimulates the imagination of young minds. Hands-on, interactive exhibits promote genuine involvement with the subject matter.