Heritage Brought to Life

Discover the stories of Dundee’s people and the city’s industrial past; hear the roar of mill machinery; try Dundee’s famous cake; and more, as the city’s heritage is brought to life in our beautiful 1830s jute mill.

Discovery Repairs: Explore the Build

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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ABOUT US

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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.

The Boss
COLLECTIONS

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.

LEARNING

Online Learning

1901 Films

Inspired by our Dome gallery, we commissioned five short films showing a snapshot into Dundee in 1901, created by Abbey Theatre and Bonnie Brae Productions. Download the accompanying worksheets or use them as inspiration for your own ideas.

The Shipbuilder

2.5 mins
The Shipbuilder is part of 1901: Stories of Discovery from Dundee Heritage Trust. With thanks to McManus Art Gallery & Museum.

The Lady

2.5 mins
The Lady is part of 1901: Stories of Discovery from Dundee Heritage Trust. With thanks to McManus Art Gallery & Museum.

The Lovers

4.5 mins
The Lovers is part of 1901: Stories of Discovery from Dundee Heritage Trust. With thanks to McManus Art Gallery & Museum.

The Explorer (Primary)

3.5 mins
Part of 1901: Stories of Discovery from Dundee Heritage Trust With thanks to Major Natalie and the British Army. This is the Primary edit of the interview, if you require the Secondary level interview, please contact the education team.

The Mother

4 mins
The Mother is part of 1901:Stories of Discovery from Dundee Heritage Trust.

Talks

We can offer any of our talks online.

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Talks
Discovery Point
Verdant Works
Talk

The RRS Discovery Story

RRS Discovery’s three main Antarctic expeditions.
Suitable for Learners of all ages
Group size 10 – 60
Duration 90 mins
Prices from £30
Talk

Antarctica, the Last Unknown

The origins of the Golden Age of Antarctic Discovery
Suitable for Learners of all ages
Group size 10 – 60
Duration 90 mins
Prices from £30
Talk

Leadership

How the leadership styles of Scott and Shackleton can influence our own leadership styles
Suitable for Learners of all ages
Group size 10 – 60
Duration 90 mins
Prices from £30
Talk

How a museum is run

A talk into how museums are run; the roles and departments that make them function; and the purpose of museums in the 21st Century.
Suitable for Learners of all ages
Group size 10 – 60
Duration 90 mins
Prices from £30
Talk

History of Dundee

A talk that covers the history of Dundee and its place in Scotland and the UK from medieval times to today.
Suitable for Learners of all ages
Group size 10 – 60
Duration 90 mins
Prices from £30
Talk

One Mill, Many Stories

The history of Verdant Works and the textile industries of Dundee
Suitable for Learners of all ages
Group size 10 – 60
Duration 90 mins
Prices from £30
Talk

Uncomfortable Verdant

The uncomfortable past of Verdant works, from child exploitation, its involvement in the slave trade and links to Colonial India
Suitable for Learners of all ages
Group size 10 – 60
Duration 90 mins
Prices from £30
Talk

How a museum is run

A talk into how museums are run; the roles and departments that make them function; and the purpose of museums in the 21st Century.
Suitable for Learners of all ages
Group size 10 – 60
Duration 90 mins
Prices from £30
Talk

History of Dundee

A talk that covers the history of Dundee and its place in Scotland and the UK from medieval times to today.
Suitable for Learners of all ages
Group size 10 – 60
Duration 90 mins
Prices from £30

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