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discovery Verdant Works, Dundee

Dundee's reputation as the ‘City of Discovery’ has its roots in Captain Scott's epic voyage to the South Pole. More and more people are now discovering that Dundee makes the ideal location for conferences, seminars and meetings for a wide range of businesses and other organisations. Discovery Point,

tailored to your individual requirements.

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Ideal venue – seamless organisation, wouldn’t hesitate to use the venue again. Tayside Police

each offer a unique setting that can be

Would not hesitate to re-book, staff excellent throughout. Zurich Advice Network

RRS Discovery and Verdant Works

vibrant city


Of all the important inventions and discoveries to emanate from Dundee, it is the reinvention of the city itself that provides the greatest source of pride for its people. From jute, jam and journalism, Dundee has flourished into the vibrant city that we know today of creativity, culture and conferences. With its easy access by road, rail and air, (fly direct from London to Dundee in 11/2 hours) Dundee has emerged as a premier location for conferences offering an inspiring and stress-free environment in which you can conduct your business. When business is not on the agenda, you can relax and enjoy the stunning beauty of its waterfront location.

Production at Dundee Rep Theatre

Alternatively, you can visit an exciting new shopping development such as the Overgate Centre or City Quay or recharge your batteries in any one of the countless bars, restaurants and coffee houses throughout the city. Delve a little further and you will discover the award-winning Dundee Contemporary Arts, the critically acclaimed Dundee Rep Theatre, Sensation science centre or the wonders of the McManus Galleries. The wide range of quality accommodation and easy car parking contribute towards making Dundee the perfect location for you to convene. Street performers in City Square

City Quay

Discovery Point

Very helpful organisation leading up to and on the night, the food and drink was of excellent standard. We would be happy to use Discovery Point again.



Thorntons WS Falcon Scott Suite

inspiring venue

discovery point Its stunning riverside location alone makes Discovery Point an ideal venue for meetings, seminars and conferences if you want to inspire your staff or clients. But there's more to Discovery Point than the views it commands over the River Tay.The keen sense of history throughout contrasts and combines with the latest technology to offer your guests the best of both worlds. What's more, your guests will benefit from easy access to car parking, the main railway station and Dundee's city centre. The excellent facilities combined with high standards of customer care have seen Discovery Point build up a reputation as a focal point for enterprising businesses from all sectors of industry.


Wanting to provide a first class impression to our London clients, we looked at a number of options to entertain them during their visit. We were absolutely delighted with our choice of dinner in the RRS Discovery Wardroom, which provided a unique evening for our clients. The evening was everything you would hope for, providing a venue which coped well with our business requirements combined with first class Scottish hospitality, excellent service and cuisine, coupled with a knowledgeable tour of Discovery herself.


Alison Williamson, Director Dand Carnegie Kirk Consulting Limited Dinner in the Wardroom

unique location

rrs discovery The launch of RRS Discovery signalled the beginning of the heroic age of exploration and now you can explore the many and varied opportunities afforded by this unique setting. The ship is ideally suited for company receptions, product launches and intimate dinner parties. The Wardroom and decks are imbued with an historical atmosphere that is sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests.

RRS Discovery from the viewing balcony

Captain Robert Falcon Scott



The homebaking was a deciding factor in booking! Would definitely book again and would recommend to others. Scottish Council for Single Homeless

rich heritage

verdant works

Verdant Works is an award-winning working jute museum that captures the spirit of the industrial age. As a stunning example of Victorian mill architecture it provides you with the opportunity to convene at a truly unique location. Verdant Works is ideally suited for meetings of up to 70 delegates. Whether




gatherings, small product launches or as a venue for a drinks reception, your event at Verdant Works is sure to be a memorable experience.

Dundee ‘Mill Girls’

The Social History Gallery - an unusual venue for a drinks reception

Discovery Point/ RRS Discovery Discovery Quay Dundee DD1 4XA Tel: 01382 201245 Fax: 01382 225891 E-mail: [email protected]

Verdant Works West Henderson’s Wynd Dundee DD1 5BT Tel: 01382 225282 Fax: 01382 221612 E-mail: [email protected]

For further information and bookings Telephone: 01382 201245 Registered charity • Charity Number SC 01138 • Dundee Heritage Trust • West Henderson’s Wynd • Dundee DD1 5BT

inspiring venue for

conferences One of the main ingredients for a successful conference or function is an inspiring venue. The unique and award winning attractions of RRS Discovery, Discovery Point and Verdant Works, offer the ideal mix of modern corporate facilities in a convenient location, coupled with a motivational insight into our rich heritage. These venues are sure to provide you with the backdrop for a successful and memorable conference or function.

Conference Management Services Our friendly and efficient Conference Management

Mezzanine area at Discovery Point KEY 1



team have all the experience and expertise required Terra Nova Room

to ensure that your event, no matter how large or small, runs smoothly.

facilities at a glance

Their valuable knowledge allows us to meet all of


your requirements. In planning a conference or function they will suggest the best choice of venue; equipment, and catering. Accommodation for delegates or guests can also be arranged by the Conference Management team prior to any event. All this leaves you free to relax in the knowledge that we have it all organised.



































































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3. Dining



4. Reception


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Discovery Point Discovery Quay Dundee DD1 4XA Tel: 01382 201245 Fax: 01382 225891 E-mail: [email protected] Verdant Works West Henderson’s Wynd Dundee DD1 5BT Tel: 01382 225282 Fax: 01382 221612 E-mail: [email protected]

conference & function suites Discovery Point


Discovery Point, one of Scotland’s most exciting and innovative

Ceiling mounted screen

visitor centres, is situated at Discovery Quay on the shores of

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Speaker Table

the River Tay. Your guests will appreciate the bright, spacious feel OHP

of our distinctive modern building. The conference suites allow


access to a large balcony which overlooks RRS Discovery and


the River Tay, one of the most dramatic outlooks in the country.

Buffet lunch setting

Falcon Scott Suite

Each room can be arranged in boardroom, theatre or workshop style.


Terra Nova Room

Falcon Scott Suite (120m ) 2

Slide projector

Named after the famous Antarctic explorer who captained Discovery, the largest of our rooms can accommodate up to PA

110 people theatre-style, 60 at round tables, 30 in a boardroom layout or 160 at a standing reception. This is a versatile room Education Suite

which can be set up to suit your needs.

The Reception Suite laid out for a conference with lunch/buffet area.

Terra Nova Room (40m2)

Reception Suite (190m2)


Education Suite

The ship Terra Nova saved Scott and Discovery

Formed by combining the Falcon Scott Suite and

Our superbly-appointed, luxury auditorium is

Our Education Suite is ideal for informal business

from the Antarctic ice. She also took Scott to the

the Terra Nova Room, the Reception Suite can

available for private use in the evening. Up to 100

meetings as well as for schools. It can

South Pole in 1910 for his final fateful journey.

accommodate up to 150 delegates theatre-style

people can enjoy your lecture, slide show, video

accommodate up to 40 at a standing buffet, 40

Ideally suited for more intimate meetings or

at a conference. It is also ideal for larger social

presentation or illustrated talk.

theatre-style or 20 boardroom style.

seminars, the Terra Nova Room can hold up to 30

gatherings, such as Wedding Receptions, allowing

perfect venue for a product launch or

people theatre-style or 15 in a boardroom layout.

up to 200 people to enjoy a cocktail party, or

presentation when you wish to take advantage of

For social gatherings, the Terra Nova Room will

seating 80 in style for a banquet.

the sophisticated facilities on offer.

provide comfortable surroundings for 24 people seated for dinner, or 40 at a standing buffet. Ideal for recruitment interviews or panel meetings.

This is the

Verdant Works


Verdant Works is a comprehensively refurbished jute

entertain and immerse your guests and clients

mill, now one of Scotland’s foremost Industrial Heritage

in Dundee's industrial history.

Verdant Works offers you the chance to

Centres and an outstanding example of Victorian industrial architecture.

Machine Hall

Your guests will be thrilled by the atmosphere of our

The Machine Hall allows your guests to

historic building and the unique character of the rooms

sample the history and atmosphere of the

with their exposed iron beams.

great industrial age of Dundee. Your guests can be transported back to that era with

Our conference rooms combine the traditional architecture of the old mill with a full range of

demonstrations of working machinery and by

Verdant Suite

conference facilities to provide a venue that is as

hearing tales of those who worked in the mills.

efficient as it is pleasant. Rooms can be arranged in

Suitable for buffets and drinks receptions catering for up to 40 guests, the Machine Hall

theatre, boardroom or workshop style. The Social History Gallery - an unusual venue for a drinks reception

Verdant Suite (110m2)

Auditorium screen 2.4m x 1.8m






offers all guests an evening both entertaining and fascinating.

During the evening, our Auditorium is the 1.25m


perfect venue for your lecture, slide show,

Social History Gallery


illustrated talk or video presentation. The

If some of your guests are more interested in

Auditorium can seat up to 37 in perfect

the human and social impact of the Jute


industry, the Social History gallery focuses on


the people of Dundee and how their lives 37 seats projector

70 set as an auditorium 20 as a boardroom


Boardroom (35m2) The perfect setting for smaller confidential meetings. It is the ideal location for

This spacious, well appointed room offers flexible accommodation for up to 70 people in theatre or group seating plans, or up to 90 guests at a cocktail party or social function.

recruitment interviews, off-site meetings or 5.5m

brain-storming sessions where privacy is guaranteed.

were shaped by Jute. Entertaining in the Social History gallery offers your guests an insight into the evolution of a city and its people. Suitable for up to 50 guests.

information Technical Equipment Both Discovery Point and Verdant Works offer a wide range of technical equipment which is available for hire at very reasonable rates. Whether a simple flipchart is required or a sophisticated audio/visual system, our in-house technician can advise and help you make the right choices for your presentations. Should





equipment, simply let us know in advance and we will hire it in on your behalf.

A wide range of technical equipment is available

For those needing access to the internet we also offer wireless broadband connection.

Catering Our aim is to provide complete satisfaction in this

exploration or the social impact of Jute on Dundee

critical aspect of your event. We can supply menus

and its people. Private tours can be arranged in

to suit any occasion from finger buffet to memorable

conjunction with any event you are planning.

dinners of the highest quality. Our catering staff will be happy to assist you in menu selection. Wireless broadband connection

Private Tours

For further information on conference & meeting facilities Telephone: 01382 201245

For your information Please note that there is a strict NO SMOKING policy in force throughout Discovery Point,

Exclusive private tours of Discovery Point,

RRS Discovery and Verdant Works. Please make

RRS Discovery and Verdant Works can be arranged

your guests aware of this policy.

for your clients, guests and friends. Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a fascinating journey through the heroic age of Antarctic

Discovery Point Discovery Quay Dundee DD1 4XA Tel: 01382 201245 Fax: 01382 225891 E-mail: [email protected] Verdant Works West Henderson’s Wynd Dundee DD1 5BT Tel: 01382 225282 Fax: 01382 221612 E-mail: [email protected]

dine at the

captain’s table Royal Research Ship Discovery


For the most exclusive and intimate dinner

Your tour finishes in the magnificent mahogany

party, the Wardroom is the place to dine. Up

Wardroom where dinner is served. All our

to 14 guests can sit at the table where Captain

menus incorporate the finest Scottish produce.

Scott and his crew ate their meals over 100 years ago and sample the ultimate dining experience. The lavish mahogany and brass wardroom creates a wonderful atmosphere for your guests to savour.

Following dinner it is traditional aboard RRS Discovery to ‘pass the port’. Finishing your dinner with our own specially branded Discovery Port concludes a memorable evening.

A Night To Remember Dining at the Captain’s Table is a night to remember. You and your guests will be met and piped aboard before being escorted to the

Dining at the Captain’s Table

ship’s upper deck cabin for a pre-dinner drinks

Your Choice Menu

reception. Drinks are followed by a private tour of the

In The Beginning

ship allowing you to soak up the atmosphere

Seared and Blackened Salmon served on Chilli Corn Salsa with Salad Leaves and Coriander oil

of this unique vessel and marvel at the heroics of her crew as they struggled to survive for two years trapped in the Antarctic ice.

The Main Part A warm welcome

Rib Roast of prime Angus Beef with Herb Roasted Vegetables and Yorkshire Puddings The Conclusion

For further information on conference & meeting facilities Telephone: 01382 201245

Celebrate in style

Sable of Raspberries and Blackberries dusted with Cinnamon with a selection of Market Fruits

Discovery Point Discovery Quay Dundee DD1 4XA Tel: 01382 201245 Fax: 01382 225891 E-mail: [email protected] Verdant Works West Henderson’s Wynd Dundee DD1 5BT Tel: 01382 225282 Fax: 01382 221612 E-mail: [email protected]

ideal locations for

special occasions Special Occasions

On board RRS Discovery

Drinks Reception RRS Discovery For a special occasion why not organise a

receptions on RRS Discovery are ideal for

drinks reception on board RRS Discovery,

summers evenings when chilled champagne

with the views over the River Tay providing a

and canapés can be served. Awnings can be

stunning backdrop. Your guests are free to

erected to provide shelter if needed, and

explore every inch of RRS Discovery which

mulled wine is perfect for that “inner glow”

allows them to sense the achievements of

during the autumn and winter months.

Captain Scott and his crew on their maiden voyage to Antarctica. Drinks and canapés will be served on the weather deck and live entertainment can be organised on request. Below deck you will also be able to use the “Coal Bunker” and the “Mess Deck”. Drinks

The uniqueness of RRS Discovery is that special ingredient which can turn an occasion into one that is truly unforgettable. Impress your clients, entertain your guests and take them on a voyage of Discovery.

For those bigger occasions we have available the multi-purpose function suites in Discovery Point. The function rooms are framed on one side by a 15 metre picture window overlooking RRS Discovery and giving stunning views along the River Tay. Guests are also allowed onto the viewing balcony accessed through the function suites. Whether it is a team building meeting, celebration of the success of your company or just an excuse for a party, Discovery Point is the perfect venue for any occasion. With a variety of menus available for differing budgets, our dedicated, professional and flexible catering and conference team will meet all your requirements ensuring an exclusive and successful event.

Our top chefs will prepare freshly barbecued food for you and staff will be on hand to top up your drinks. Guided tours of RRS Discovery can also be organised to give the evening that extra special touch.

Weddings RRS Discovery is available for hire for civil and religious weddings. The Bride and Groom are married on the Bridge in the company of friends and family and RRS Discovery provides the ideal backdrop for wedding photographs. With spectacular views over the River Tay and unusual locations above and below deck, you are guaranteed one of the most individual wedding albums ever.

Quayside activities To enhance your conference or event, why not include an informal event where delegates can relax and soak up the atmosphere at Discovery Point. A great way of “winding down” is a Barbecue on the quayside.We are able to cater for up to 200 people and to enhance the event we can organise live entertainment. A stunning setting for wedding photography

Discovery Point Discovery Quay Dundee DD1 4XA Tel: 01382 201245 Fax: 01382 225891 E-mail: [email protected] Verdant Works West Henderson’s Wynd Dundee DD1 5BT Tel: 01382 225282 Fax: 01382 221612 E-mail: [email protected]

exciting opportunities for

sponsorship & corporate membership Dundee Heritage Trust

Corporate membership

Dundee Heritage Trust and its operating

Annual corporate membership is available

company Dundee Industrial Heritage

from just £100 per organisation and

Limited are both registered charities,

provides benefits such as free admission

formed in 1985 to preserve and interpret

tickets, reduced room rates and discount

Dundee's industrial past.

in our extensively stocked gift shop.

As well as the Royal Research Ship

Supporting the Trust offers companies the

Discovery, Dundee Heritage Trust has

opportunity to raise their profile not only

responsibility for Verdant Works, one of

with the general public but also with the

the nation’s most important textile

many businesses using the conference

museums. Both sites are registered

facilities. It also gives you the satisfaction of

museums and have won numerous awards.

knowing you are helping to support and

In addition to both public and business users we play host to over 6,000 school

Verdant Works - Machine Hall

preserve two nationally important heritage assets.

children each year. We aim to provide a

Should you require further information on

variety of resources and experiences

the work of the Trust or simply wish to

which are unavailable in the classroom

make a donation please contact the

context - the value of experiencing the

Heritage & Exhibitions Director on the

'real thing' cannot be underestimated. A

number below. Ship Yard gallery

dedicated Education and Community Outreach Officer is on staff to ensure our facilities and activities are educationally relevant and valuable.

For further information on sponsorship Telephone: 01382 201245

Discovery Point Discovery Quay Dundee DD1 4XA Tel: 01382 201245 Fax: 01382 225891 E-mail: [email protected] Verdant Works West Henderson’s Wynd Dundee DD1 5BT Tel: 01382 225282 Fax: 01382 221612 E-mail: [email protected]



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Getting Here Is Easy BY AIR



Dundee airport, which lies within five minutes travelling time from

Motorways and dual carriageway trunk roads link Dundee with

The journey to Dundee from London can take as little as 6 hours,

Discovery Point, has direct air links with London, Manchester,

every major city in the UK. Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen are

and a daily sleeper service means you can wake up refreshed and

Cardiff, Aberdeen and Inverness. With five flights daily from the

all within a 11/2 hour drive. Extensive parking facilities are available

revived in the City of Discovery.

City of London, Dundee offers a travel time of only 75 minutes.

at both Discovery Point and Verdant Works.

connect Dundee with all major UK cities. Discovery Point is

Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports, each about an hour’s drive from Dundee, offer connections to most UK city destinations.

Equally convenient services

directly opposite the main railway station, while Verdant Works is less than a mile distant.

Discovery Point Discovery Quay Dundee DD1 4XA Tel: 01382 201245 Fax: 01382 225891 E-mail: [email protected] Verdant Works West Henderson’s Wynd Dundee DD1 5BT Tel: 01382 225282 Fax: 01382 221612 E-mail: [email protected]