Discover Point

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Take a voyage with the early polar explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton in search of an unknown world of snow and ice.
A school visit to Discovery Point offers an enjoyable and informative outing for pupils and teachers alike. Curriculum linked workshop sessions are also available, covering various topics over the course of the school year.

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Why are Discover Point great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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The Education Officer will be happy to discuss your requirements and make sure you have all the information you need. In addition, you can also take advantage of: Free familiarisation visits- Teachers can visit the museum in advance of a class trip at no additional cost, Teachers Orientation Guides- These printed guides contain a map of the museum along with ideas for activities and points for discussion with pupils. They are available from the Education Office and will also be sent out with your booking confirmation, Education Pack- This gives detailed background information about both Discovery Point and Verdant Works, and includes worksheets and activities that can be used in the classroom or during a museum visit.

What size groups do you cater for?

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We have no maximum or minimum group size, though larger parties will need to be divided into smaller groups for the guided parts of the visit.

Is there first aid on site?

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There are qualified first aiders on site.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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The exhibition areas at Discovery Point are all fully accessible. Wheelchair access is only possible to the upper deck of RRS Discovery; areas below deck are reached by steep stairways.

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