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

Scotstyle Exhibition – Building the Century

  • 18 — 30 September 2016

Join us as a part of the 2016 Festival of Architecture for an exhibition celebrating Scottish construction. This free nation-wide exhibition will showcase the best of Scotland’s architecture, as chosen by public nominations.
Free entry.

Admission

Free entry.

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.

Maps 'n' Masks - Pirate Pals Workshop

  • 1 August 2016 10:30am-12:30pm

Summer activities with a pirate theme for kids aged 5-11 to enjoy
Adult supervision is required
£2 per child
Booking required
https://www.gammabookings.com/FrigateUnicorn

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

£2 per child

Pirates 'n' Parrots - Pirate Pals Workshop

  • 2 August 2016 10:30am-12:30pm

Summer activities with a pirate theme for kids aged 5-11 to enjoy
Adult supervision is required
£2 per child
Booking required
https://www.gammabookings.com/FrigateUnicorn/

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

£2 per child

Songs and Stories of Scotland with Lynne Campbell

  • 3 August 2016 7:30-10pm

Lynne Campbell's 'Songs and Stories of Scotland' promises to be a very entertaining and delightful evening of songs and stories! Join folk story and music lover Lynne Campbell as she takes you on a tour of Scotland’s dragons, jute mills, fairy hills, Hogmanay traditions, herrings, murder and intrigue.

Admission

Tickets £5

Blackbeard's Bottles - Pirate Pals Workshop

  • 8 August 2016 10:30am-12:30pm

Summer activities with a pirate theme for kids aged 5-11 to enjoy
Adult supervision is required
£2 per child
Booking required
https://www.gammabookings.com/FrigateUnicorn/

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

£2 per child

Talk: Seafaring and celestial navigation

  • 10 August 2016 7am-9pm

Come aboard HM Frigate Unicorn to learn more about how sailors navigated by the stars in the 19th century. This unique exhibition will introduce visitors to the history of celestial navigation and the tools used by sailors to find their way around the world.

Admission

Tickets £5

Sailing by Starlight: an exploration of celestial navigation

  • 10 — 14 August 2016

Come aboard HM Frigate Unicorn to learn more about how sailors navigated by the stars in the 19th century. This unique exhibition will introduce visitors to the history of celestial navigation and the tools used by sailors to find their way around the world.
Exhibition included in regular museum admission.

Pirate Movie Morning - Pirate Pals Workshop

  • 11 August 2016 10:30am-12:30pm

Summer activities with a pirate theme for kids aged 5-11 to enjoy
Adult supervision is required
£2 per child
Booking required
https://www.gammabookings.com/FrigateUnicorn/

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

£2 per child

Black Cat Jook Band

  • 19 August 2016 7:30-10pm

The Black Cat Jook Band are to perform their music on board the HM Frigate Unicorn.

The Handlebards

  • 1 September 2016 7-10pm

Join us on board HM Frigate Unicorn for a humorous and fun performance from the Handlebardettes, four strong, All-Female, Bicycle-Powered Shakespear.
Featuring the work of William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.
“Ingenious and great fun – Highly Recommended!”
Tickets £10 (adults) £8 (concessions)
Doors open at 18:30, starting time 19:00

Admission

£10

seavaigers

  • 5 September 2016 7-9pm

Evening concert: 7.30pm (7pm doors)

All hands on deck! we’re inviting schools and other groups along during the day for an exciting performance which recaptures what the atmosphere might have been like when this wonderful ship was in service. In the evening, renowned harpist Catriona McKay and fiddler Chris Stout come on board for a performance of Sally Beamish’s dramatic Seavaigers, which tells the story of a treacherous sea journey across Scotland’s stormy east coast, from Dundee to Stornaway.

Admission

£10

Talk: 'Torpedo Action Stations'

  • 7 September 2016 7-10pm

Wednesday 7th September: Presented by Dr Andrew Jeffrey, 'Torpedo Action Stations - Dundee's wartime submarine flotilla'. 7pm, £5 entry

Admission

£5

Colin Steele Trio

  • 9 September 2016 From 7:30pm

Experience Colin Steele who has been recognised as Scotland's foremost Jazz Trumpet Player, Abeerdeen's own Graeme Stephen, one of the U.K.'s most inventive guitarists and bassist Euan Burton, who leads the pack of great young Jazz musicians.

Admission

£10

Talk: "Write to a lonely Tommy"

  • 21 September 2016 7-10pm

Wednesday 21st September: Presented by Morna Stewart, ' "Write to a lonely Tommy" Letters from the Home Front'. 7pm, £5 entry

Admission

£5 entry

Sandy Brechin, Charlie McKerron, Brian O’hEadhra

  • 30 September 2016 From 7pm

Sandy Brechin, Charlie McKerron, Brian O’hEadhra are to perform their music on the HM Frigate unicorn

Admission

£10

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

Museums at Night Silent Movie ‘Faust’

  • 29 October 2016 7-10pm

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

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