To Preserver and Interpret Dundee's Historic Past

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A school visit to Discovery Point or Verdant Works will enhance classroom teaching with the memorable and enjoyable experience of learning based on real objects in historic surroundings.

Visits can be tailored to the specific age, ability and curricular needs of pupils. Teachers are very welcome to make a free familiarisation visit and resources such as a CD-Rom Education Pack are available for free.

To make a booking or plan your visit, please contact out Education Officer on 01382 309078 or email


Workshop Sessions

Curriculum linked activity sessions led by the Education Officer are on offer at both museums, covering various topics over the course of the school year. Our education workshops give pupils the opportunity to investigate and explore themes in more detail, and are included free of charge as part of your class visit.

Discovery Point

Take a voyage with the early polar explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Earnest Shackleton in search of an unknown world of snow and ice. A visit to Discovery Point and the RRS Discovery complements classroom topics on explorers, ships, polar lands, wildlife/conservation and climate change.

Workshops at Discovery Point include Exploration and Discovery, Designs on Discovery, Setting Sail and Travel and Tourism.

Discovery Point

Verdant Works

Travel back in time to the height of Dundee's textile industry with a tour of this nineteenth century jute mill. Period features and working machinery make Verdant Works the ideal location for pupils to experience life and work in Victorian Scotland. A visit to Verdant Works complements classroom topics on Victorian lifestyle and education, working in Dundee, environmental issues and the home front during wartime.

Workshops at Verdant Works include Victorian Life, Toys and Games, Dundee at War and Victorian Christmas.

hop Sessions