About DHT

Discovery Point and RRS Discovery
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What We Do

• The only independent charity in Scotland operating two five star rated museums

• Receive over 190,000 visitors to the Trust’s venues - Discovery Point and Scotland's Jute Museum @ Verdant Works – every year

• Responsible for the conservation of the RRS Discovery, one of the world’s most important ships.

• Has in its care two Recognised Collections of National Significance, relating to RRS Discovery and polar exploration and the Dundee textile industry.

• Offer high quality learning services to over 6,000 school children and countless community groups

• Communicate research on the collections through the exhibition and learning programmes, events, workshops, the on-line database and talks to groups and societies.

• Run a diverse programme of temporary exhibitions at both museums

• Constantly strive to develop and improve the galleries and interpretation within the museums to provide a stimulating and quality experience

• Work in partnership with the museums and tourism community across Scotland

• Provide employment valued at 38 fulltime equivalents and volunteering opportunities for many more

• Produce an estimated £2.5 million in annual economic benefit to the local area

• Receive an annual grant of £63,500 from Dundee City Council and generate the remaining 94% of our running costs through commercial activity such as ticket sales, conference and functions, catering and retailing and fundraising initiatives including events, corporate and charitable trust support.

• Is governed by Boards of Trustees and Directors, who bring their wide experience and skills to ensure the museums are well managed.

Download out Annual Report 2011-12 for further information

Verdant Works is an excellent tourist attractions for all the familyThe Officers Wardroom on board RRS Discovery, perfect for corporate entertaining or a special private dinner
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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