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Experience conservation work undertaken by Scottish engineers using traditional methods, to restore Discovery’s ageing timbers as she approaches her 100th anniversary as a Royal Research Ship in 2025!

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Polar Publications

Celebrate two iconic publications from within our Polar Collections; the famous South Polar Times compiled on Discovery in 1902, and Shackleton’s rare Aurora Australis.

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As 2024 marks #Shackleton150, we look at just some of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Discovery story, and how his first trip to Antarctica paved the way for an incredible career in Polar exploration.

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  • Stories
    08/03/2024
    Discovery Point

    Discovery’s Female Ship’s Crew

    In Discovery’s days at sea, the presence of a woman on board was a rarity: exploration was reserved for men. Nowadays, we’re proud to welcome women aboard as ships crew!
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  • Stories
    05/03/2024
    Discovery Point

    Polar Publications

    Explore the fascinating world of two of Antarctica’s most revered publications!
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  • Stories
    03/03/2024
    Verdant Works Museum

    Researching Robertson’s Land

    Scaling the story of what is known as Dundee’s tallest tenements; Robertsons Land.
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  • Stories
    03/03/2024
    Verdant Works Museum

    The Role of Public Health in Tackling TB in Dundee

    Volunteer – and retired GP – Alison discusses the impact of public health campaigns in controlling the spread of tuberculosis in the 20th century.
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  • Stories
    03/03/2024
    Verdant Works Museum

    Impressions in Jute

    Exclusive insights into the creative process of Kim Appleton, and the appeal of using jute as a printmaking material.
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  • Stories
    15/02/2024
    Discovery Point

    The Boss

    Celebrating one of Antarctic exploration’s most famed characters; Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton.
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  • Stories
    07/02/2024
    Discovery Point

    Lieutenant George Mulock

    George Mulock famously took the place of Ernest Shackleton aboard Discovery in 1903. His contribution to Antarctic science is pioneering to say the least.
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  • Stories
    01/02/2024
    Discovery Point

    Celebrating Lieutenant Charles Royds

    Lieut. Royds was responsible for keeping everything ship-shape aboard Discovery in 1901. The young Lancashire man was also an excellent sportsman!
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  • Stories
    28/01/2024
    Discovery Point

    ‘Our Junior Scientist’

    A young scientist with remarkable achievements and contributions to modern understanding of the Antarctic climate.
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  • Monochrome image of the front of Royal Research Ship Discovery at a dock. Gentleman seen in the water in a small dinghy boat below.
    Stories
    11/01/2024
    Discovery Point

    British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition

    Learn why RRS Discovery’s final trip to Antarctica, aimed at charting more of the coastline and land, was also highly political.
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  • Stories
    11/01/2024
    Discovery Point

    Oceanographic Expeditions

    How did a ship based on the famous Dundee Whalers become the center of a project to conserve the struggling whale stocks of Antarctica?
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  • Stories
    11/01/2024
    Discovery Point

    The Forgotten Years

    Costs of the 1901 Expedition meant SY Discovery was sold to a private company. Find out how she was then sent into war service during the First World War.
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