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Dundee’s heritage brought to life

Award-winning Dundee visitor attractions

Discovery Point

Our Attractions

Discovery Point

Home to the Royal Research Ship Discovery, this award-winning visitor attraction tells the story of the iconic ship Discovery from her beginnings in Dundee, to her ground-breaking Antarctic expedition with Captain Scott and her voyages all over the world.

Verdant Works Museum

Step back in time to the heart of Dundee’s industrial legacy; heritage brought to life.

Plan Your Visit

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Tickets & Opening

Admission Fee

Adult: £17 Child (5-16 years): £9.50 Concession: £13.00 Family: £46.50

Open Times

Summer: 1st April – 31st October: 10am – 5pm 11am – 5pm

Winter: 1st November – 31st March: 10am – 4pm 11am – 4pm

Discovery Point

Discovery Point, Discovery Quay, Dundee, DD1 4XA

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Tickets & Opening

Admission Fee

Adult: £14 Child (0-16 years): £0 Concession: £10.50 Family: £28.00

Open Times

Summer: 1st April – 31st October: 10am – 5pm 11am – 5pm

Winter: 1st November – 31st March (Weds-Sun only): 10am – 4pm 11am – 4pm

Verdant Works Museum

Verdant Works, West Henderson’s Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BT

Buy Tickets

Save when you visit Discovery Point and Verdant Works Museum in the same year with our joint pass!

  • Adult: £24.50
  • Child (5-16 years): £9.50
  • Under 5’s: Free
  • Concession: £20.50
  • Family: £58.00

Plan Your Visit

FAQs

How long should I take to see Discovery Point and RRS Discovery?

We recommend allowing at least 1.5 hours for a visit. Admission comes as an annual pass, allowing unlimited repeat visits for 12 months – so visit as many times as you like!

Who is eligible for a concession rate?

Concession rate is available for students, visitors aged 65+, and disabled badge holders.

Do I need to book in advance to visit Discovery Point?

You can either book in advance, or pay on arrival; whichever you prefer. During busy months, we recommend pre-booking your Discovery Dome timeslot in advance.

Can I access the Discovery Dome at any time?

Our Discovery Dome experience runs twice each hour. You can either book your timeslot in advance, or if you are paying on arrival at Discovery Point, our friendly visitor services team will assist you.

Does Discovery Point have a cafe?

We do not have a cafe, though there are lots of wonderful cafes close-by, including at our sister venue, Verdant Works Museum.

Are dogs allowed?

Only Guide Dogs or Assistance Dogs are permitted at Discovery Point. View our accessibility guide.

Is Discovery Point accessible?

Most of the museum is accessible. The Royal Research Ship Discovery is not fully accessible due to its historic build; however, we have an alternative viewing booth option for visitors who cannot access the ship. View our full accessibility guide.

How long should I take to see Verdant Works?

We recommend allowing at least 1.5 hours for a visit. Admission comes as an annual pass, allowing unlimited repeat visits for 12 months – so visit as many times as you like!

Who is eligible for a concession rate?

Concession rate is available for students, visitors aged 65+, and disabled badge holders.

Do I need to book in advance to visit Verdant Works Museum?

You can either book in advance, or pay on arrival; whichever you prefer.

Do you have car parking?

We have free parking for our visitors just behind Verdant Works Museum, on Miln Street. Parking is only free if vehicles are registered with our friendly visitor services team on arrival.

Does Verdant Works Museum have a cafe?

Yes, we have a cafe serving light lunches, teas, coffees and more. Our cafe menu offers a true taste of Dundee; using locally sourced, homemade produce where possible.

Are dogs allowed?

Only Guide Dogs or Assistance Dogs are permitted at Verdant Works Museum. View our accessibility guide.

Is Verdant Works accessible?

The museum is accessible, with lift access to each floor. Our courtyard and some areas of the museum are cobbled and have uneven surfaces. Read our full accessibility guide or find us on Euan’s Guide.

Do we have to buy a ticket to visit the cafe or gift shop?

No, you do not need to buy a museum admission ticket to visit our cafe or giftshop. If you have travelled by car, please remember to register your vehicle to be eligible for free parking.

Admission Fees
Opening Times
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Discovery Point

Discovery Point

  • Adult: £17
  • Child (5-16 years): £9.50
  • Concession: £13.00
  • Family: £46.50
Verdant Works Museum

Verdant Works Museum

  • Adult: £14
  • Child (0-16 years): £0
  • Concession: £10.50
  • Family: £28.00

Save when you visit Discovery Point and Verdant Works Museum in the same year with our joint pass!

  • Adult: £24.50
  • Child (5-16 years): £9.50
  • Under 5’s: Free
  • Concession: £20.50
  • Family: £58.00
Discovery Point

Discovery Point

Summer: 1st April – 31st October

  • 10am – 5pm
  • 11am – 5pm

Winter: 1st November – 31st March

  • 10am – 4pm
  • 11am – 4pm

Last entry one hour before closing

Verdant Works Museum

Verdant Works Museum

Summer: 1st April – 31st October

  • 10am – 5pm
  • 11am – 5pm

Winter: 1st November – 31st March (Weds-Sun only)

  • 10am – 4pm
  • 11am – 4pm

Last entry one hour before closing

Discovery Point

Discovery Point

  • Discovery Point, Discovery Quay, Dundee, DD1 4XA
Verdant Works Museum

Verdant Works Museum

  • Verdant Works, West Henderson’s Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BT

FAQs

Discovery Point
Verdant Works Museum

How long should I take to see Discovery Point and RRS Discovery?

We recommend allowing at least 1.5 hours for a visit. Admission comes as an annual pass, allowing unlimited repeat visits for 12 months – so visit as many times as you like!

Who is eligible for a concession rate?

Concession rate is available for students, visitors aged 65+, and disabled badge holders.

Do I need to book in advance to visit Discovery Point?

You can either book in advance, or pay on arrival; whichever you prefer. During busy months, we recommend pre-booking your Discovery Dome timeslot in advance.

Can I access the Discovery Dome at any time?

Our Discovery Dome experience runs twice each hour. You can either book your timeslot in advance, or if you are paying on arrival at Discovery Point, our friendly visitor services team will assist you.

Does Discovery Point have a cafe?

We do not have a cafe, though there are lots of wonderful cafes close-by, including at our sister venue, Verdant Works Museum.

Are dogs allowed?

Only Guide Dogs or Assistance Dogs are permitted at Discovery Point. View our accessibility guide.

Is Discovery Point accessible?

Most of the museum is accessible. The Royal Research Ship Discovery is not fully accessible due to its historic build; however, we have an alternative viewing booth option for visitors who cannot access the ship. View our full accessibility guide.

How long should I take to see Verdant Works?

We recommend allowing at least 1.5 hours for a visit. Admission comes as an annual pass, allowing unlimited repeat visits for 12 months – so visit as many times as you like!

Who is eligible for a concession rate?

Concession rate is available for students, visitors aged 65+, and disabled badge holders.

Do I need to book in advance to visit Verdant Works Museum?

You can either book in advance, or pay on arrival; whichever you prefer.

Do you have car parking?

We have free parking for our visitors just behind Verdant Works Museum, on Miln Street. Parking is only free if vehicles are registered with our friendly visitor services team on arrival.

Does Verdant Works Museum have a cafe?

Yes, we have a cafe serving light lunches, teas, coffees and more. Our cafe menu offers a true taste of Dundee; using locally sourced, homemade produce where possible.

Are dogs allowed?

Only Guide Dogs or Assistance Dogs are permitted at Verdant Works Museum. View our accessibility guide.

Is Verdant Works accessible?

The museum is accessible, with lift access to each floor. Our courtyard and some areas of the museum are cobbled and have uneven surfaces. Read our full accessibility guide or find us on Euan’s Guide.

Do we have to buy a ticket to visit the cafe or gift shop?

No, you do not need to buy a museum admission ticket to visit our cafe or giftshop. If you have travelled by car, please remember to register your vehicle to be eligible for free parking.

What’s On

Events and Exhibitions

View our exhibition programme, as well as exciting upcoming events and showcases at Discovery Point and Verdant Works Museum. Selected events and exhibitions are free with our annual pass.

Discovery Point

A colourful showcase by some of Dundee’s finest photographers.

13th Mar – 30th Aug 2024 | Free*

Verdant Works Museum

Spectacular showcase of flora, wildlife and landscape photography.

5th Apr – 28th Aug 2024 | Museum admission

Discovery Point

Come and make zines in a safe and relaxed space – in the middle of a very cool museum in Dundee! All zine-making materials are provided.

4th May 2024 | Pay what you can

Verdant Works Museum

‘The Journey So Far’; Dundee Stitch and Textile Group’s very first exhibition.

10th May – 21st Jul 2024 | Museum admission

Verdant Works Museum

Costumed life drawing session amongst the peaceful 19th century architecture of Verdant Works Museum.

22nd May 2024 | £9

Discovery Point

Monthly session of stories, craft and messy play for little ones.

28th May 2024 | Pay what you can

Verdant Works Museum

Come and make zines in a safe and relaxed space – in the middle of a very cool museum in Dundee! All zine-making materials are provided.

1st Jun 2024 | Pay what you can

Verdant Works Museum

Celebrate a centenary of Perthshire’s award-winning garden centre and look at the Cox family’s roots in Dundee’s jute boom.

5th Jun 2024 | Pay what you can

Verdant Works Museum

Costumed life drawing session amongst the peaceful 19th century architecture of Verdant Works Museum.

12th Jun 2024 | £9

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Stories

Latest news and blogs

Inspiring insights from Discovery Point, the Royal Research Ship Discovery, Verdant Works Museum, our collections and beyond.

Impressions in Jute

Verdant Works

Impressions in Jute

Researching Robertson’s Land

Dundee & Social History

Researching Robertson’s Land

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Maritime Heritage

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Discovery’s Female Ship’s Crew

Royal Research Ship Discovery

Discovery’s Female Ship’s Crew

Servicing an 1801 Steam Engine

Dundee & Social History

Servicing an 1801 Steam Engine

A Brief History of Verdant Works

Dundee & Social History

A Brief History of Verdant Works

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Reviews

What our visitors say

Took my 5 year old and he loved it – we all did! The ship and museum were amazing and we learned so much, the gentleman explaining all about the bell was fantastic.

Discovery Point – Carrie D

Really great museum, a lot of history not just about jute, but working life in Dundee. Amazing tour, very well done. Great experience and would highly recommend this to anybody interested in local and Scottish history. I can imagine this would be a great place for School trips too. Plenty of space and activities for children of all ages.

Verdant Works – Michael S

This is an excellent museum all about RRS Discovery – the history and expedition – with plenty of items to look at. And of course, the actual ship to board and explore!

Discovery Point – James K

Simple fantastic, spent several hours here and should be must do for anyone visiting Dundee. Had a lovely soup and scone in the cafe. A very well presented and interactive museum.

Verdant Works Museum – Mike D

An immersive, interactive, inspiring, & visually stunning museum. Visual displays, videos on wall screens, activities for kids, displays indoors, and you can go on to the deck of the ship & below.

Discovery Point – Helen R

I absolutely adore this place. The staff are so knowledgeable and friendly. There is so much to see! It’s a haven of information on Dundee’s history of the jute mills. It’s fascinating from beginning to end. It’s worth a visit!

Verdant Works Museum – Susan A

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