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 £5.25
Children under 15 £3.25
Children under 5 free
Concession £4.25 (students, senior citizens)
Family (2 adult, 2 children) £13.75
Family (1 adult, 2 children) £10.75
Group (10 or more) £3.25 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.

Pirates! Legends, Past and Present - Exhibition.

  • 6 July — 9 October 2016 *on now

Join us on the HM Frigate Unicorn for a pirate exhibition to explore the ship with lanterns, also read stories about pirates and play our pirate computer game.
Normal admission price (free entry for children dressed as pirates.)

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

£5 adult
£2 child

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.

The Struttin' Futrets

  • 7 October 2016 From 7:30pm

An exciting evening awaits as the Struttin' Futrets join us from Aberdeen for a fun night of smooth Jazz

Admission

£10

11 Unicorns

  • 12 October 2016 7-10pm

A total of 11 major warships and a number of smaller vessles bearing the name Unicorn have served in the Royal Navy from the reign of Henry VIII to the present day, covering the whole period of naval warfare from the age of sail to steam and the ironclads, the Dreadnought Battleships to airpower and submarines.

The talk uses these 11 unicorns to look at the evolution of naval warfare over a period of nearly 500 years, and to consider the changes and development in technology that underpinned this evolution, including issues such as navigation, propulsion, gunnery, airpower and nuclear power.

Admission

£5

Screening on the Ship: Faust

  • 29 October 2016 7-10pm

Join us to watch the silent film Faust on board the HM Frigate Unicorn. In this classic of silent cinema, the demon Mephisto (Emil Jannings) makes a bet with an archangel that a good man’s soul can be corrupted. Mephisto sets his sights on the thoughtful old alchemist Faust (Gösta Ekman), who is desperately trying to save his village from a plague. He is able to help the villagers, thanks to Mephisto, but further dealings with the devil lead Faust on a decadent downward spiral. Can he redeem his soul before it’s too late?

Admission

£10

Frigate Unicorn
Victoria Dock
Dundee
DD1 3JA
Scotland

logo: Museums at Night

Website

www.frigateunicorn.org/

Telephone

01382 200900

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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