Discovery Point visitors can celebrate their inner explorer with new interactive exhibits
Visitors to Discovery Point, the site of the historic RRS Discovery ship, will be able to celebrate their inner explorer thanks to a host of new exhibits.
The five-star attraction, located at Dundee’s waterfront, has updated its gallery spaces to include hands-on fun such as a touch-screen map of Antarctica and a dress-up area. Giant light-up ‘iceberg’ cubes feature in an audio-visual gallery with wraparound curved screen. One gallery is devoted to an explorer theme, celebrating not only Scott of the Antarctic but other explorers of land, sea, air and space.
Visitors can also guess the size of whales, get up close to artefacts belonging to Discovery’s Captain Robert Falcon Scott, and see the sledge that belonged to Scottish polar explorer Craig Mathieson. The redevelopment also includes a new multi-purpose learning and activity space.
The exhibits are part of a dramatic £500,000 facelift at the award-winning Discovery Point.
Generous funding from the Coastal Communities Fund and Dundee City Council has contributed towards the improvements at Discovery Point, which celebrates its 25th Anniversary this summer.
Gill Poulter, Heritage & Exhibitions Director with Dundee Heritage Trust, which runs Discovery Point, said:
“There’s something for everyone among our new, improved exhibits and we know our Easter visitors will be as excited as we are to try them out. We hope people will enjoy celebrating not only Antarctic explorers but all adventurers, and maybe find their own inner explorer while they’re at it.”