RRS Discovery Ships Wheel
Discovery Point and RRS Discovery

Access for all

Dundee Heritage Trust has made a concerted effort to ensure our facilities and displays are accessible to all. Our good practice in the field of disability access has been recognised by the Adapt Trust (physical) and the Intact Trust (intellectual).

Please note that due to the ongoing Waterfront Development and the construction of the V&A at Dundee we do not have disabled parking at present - please park in the Discovery Car Park which is at the side of the building. Parking is free if you display your disabled badge.

There is a level entrance to Discovery Point and all the museum galleries are on the ground floor. A lift to the first floor offices, conference rooms and education suite is available.

RRS Discovery is an historic ship and the nature of her construction means that full disabled access is not possible. There is a ramp that can be placed at the top of the gangway that provides access to the main deck. Access to the Bridge or the lower decks is by narrow stairs. Once below decks there are many changes in level and more stairs.

On the quayside before you board Discovery is a film show of a tour of the ship, above and below decks. This film has both an audio commentary and written subtitles on the screen.

Wheelchairs are available for loan at no charge.

There is a variety of seating throughout the museum.

Adapted toilets are available.

There are induction loops fitted to the audio displays.

Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.

Concession rates are available and carers are admitted free.

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If you are a current UK Tax Payer Gift Aid will enable the Trust to claim back 25p for every 1 you donate and help with the ongoing preservation and restoration of RRS Discovery For further information click here or to download application form click here or download Gift Aid Form