Admissions and Opening Times


Opening times

The Museum is open!

Summer (April-October)
Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 11am to 6pm

Winter (November-March)
Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 11am to 5pm

Last admission one hour before closing.




Adult - £11.50 
Concession - £8.95 
Child - £6.40
Under 5s - FREE

Family ticket

2 adults and 2 children - £32.00

Car parking

Pay and display council-run car park. Free coach parking available.

Discovery Point

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.

Climb aboard Captain Scott's ship RRS Discovery where you will follow in the footsteps of him and his crew, see how they lived, what they ate and witness their hardships and their triumphs. It's a fascinating tale of one of the most heroic voyages of exploration ever undertaken.

- All weather award-winning 5-star attraction 
- Hands on interactives 
- Computer-based multimedia and displays 
- Audio visual show 
- Gift Shop 
- Cafe 

The RRS Discovery is part of the UK’s National Historic Fleet. The Recognised polar collections primarily relate to the history of the ship and the men who served on her. They vary from navigational instruments to scientific specimens collected on the ship's expeditions to personal objects which vividly represent daily life for polar explorers of the period.