Frigate Unicorn

HM Frigate Unicorn
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His Majesty’s Frigate Unicorn, of 46 guns, was built for the Royal Navy in the Royal Dockyard at Chatham and launched in 1824. She is now the World’s last intact warship from the days of sail, one of the six oldest ships in the world and Scotland’s only representative of the sailing navy.

Venue Type:

Ship or maritime heritage site

Opening hours

Summer hours (Apr - Oct), daily, 1000–1700.
Winter hours (Nov - Mar), Thu - Sun, 1200–1600.

Admission charges

Adult £5.00
Children under 15 £2.00
Children under 5 free
Concession £4.00 (students, Over 60s)
Family (2 adult, 2 children) £12.00
Family (1 adult, 2 children) £7
Group (10 or more) £3.00 per head
Please note that these prices are liable to change without notice.

Collection details

Archives, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Maritime, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Pirate Fun Day!

  • 28 October 2017 12-4pm

Come aboard to experience a pirate themed day of fun and a pirate exhibition aboard the Unicorn! Bring the children along for a great family day out.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children


£5 - Free entry for children.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Frigate Unicorn Figurehead

The Unicorn Hamper Ball

  • 27 September 2017 7pm-12am

An evening of elegant fine dining and dancing in the unique nautical atmosphere of the upper deck of the Frigate Unicorn. Raising funds to help preserve this wonderful historic ship

Hampers: Bring a favourite dish (serving 8) to contribute to the shared hamper meal. Tables of 8 or more can be reserved. BYOB (No bar on board)

Dancing: A social programme of traditional Scottish Country Dance classics. Re-caps given if required, no need to be an expert dancer!

Raffle: £5/entry. Prize is a sumptuous hamper

Band: Marian Anderson’s Scottish Country Dance Band

Dress Code: Formal

Tickets: £20 each or £18 for “Friends of the Unicorn”. Includes welcome drink

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Any age


Tickets: £20 each or £18 for “Friends of the Unicorn”. Includes welcome drink


Frigate Unicorn
Victoria Dock

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