The RRS Discovery was built in Dundee and made for adventure. At the beginning of the 20th century Antarctica was still an uncharted wilderness. Exploration was a daunting task, involving a long voyage through remote and tempestuous seas just to reach the continent. As a major whaling centre Dundee’s shipyards had long experience of constructing ships robust enough to travel through the Arctic pack ice. It was this expertise that was harnessed to build RRS Discovery, the ﬁrst vessel to be constructed speciﬁcally for scientiﬁc research. Discovery was launched in 1901 and set off for the Antarctic. A trip to Discovery Point is an adventure in its own right as audiovisual shows, computer-based multimedia and displays of the actual artefacts of the crew transport you to Antarctica.