DAVAA Events /DAVAA Tour of the RRS Discovery
January 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
DAVAA invited it’s members to rediscover this fantastic attraction that brings guests from far and wide to vist Dundee.
Mark Munzie of the Dundee Heritage Trust treated us to an in depth at the historic ship that was built specifically for her first expedition to one of the most inhospitable places on earth, Antarctica.
A tour of Discovery Point relays the story of Dundee’s famous ship, why she was built, the voyages she went on and her final return to Dundee. RRS Discovery continues to draw visitors to the city and is currently undergoing another major conservation project on her masts and rigging, so a visit just now is pretty special as she is currently ‘de-rigged’ and we seaw her as she’s never been seen before.
Standing on deck reveals a glimpse into how the Discovery fits into the waterfront development, next to the V&A Dundee and across form Slessor gardens.
She will continue to prove a great asset to attract visitors to Dundee and Angus
The tour started at 12pm with a welcome from Brett Davidge of the Apex Hotel.
Mark’s tour was followed by refreshments upstairs and then a short update by Stuart Clark, of Balmuirfield House, detailing what other events DAVAA would be bringing to our members in the near future.