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.

Pirate Fun Day!

  • 15 April 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.

Admission

£5 - Free entry for children.

Pirate Fun Day!

  • 29 July 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

Admission

£5 - Free entry for children.

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

Admission

£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.

Talk: Big Bella Keyzer: A woman in a man's world

  • 8 March 2017 7-9pm

Bella grew up in a politically-minded family and was a stalwart in the Labour Party and campaigner for women's rights. She worked as a shipyard welder during WWI, was sacked 1945-ish, and got back again after the 1975 Equal Opportunities Act. She appeared in several TV programmes; some film will be shown during the evening.

Admission

£5

Website

https://www.gammabookings.com/FrigateUnicorn/

Spring Fayre

  • 25 March 2017 12-4pm

Its Free Entry to Enjoy our Unique Gifts and Refreshments

Fun activities to play for everyone such as our Easter Egg Hunt and more…

Admission

Free

Folk Music: Judy Cook

  • 31 March 2017 9-10pm

Her clear and engaging unaccompanied presentation combine with her joy of singing to delight all listeners.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

https://www.gammabookings.com/FrigateUnicorn/

Talk: Matt Ylitalo - Fluid Spaces: Dundee Whaling Vessels

  • 19 April 2017 7-9pm

Nineteenth-century Dundee whalers are known for their epic whale-hunting ventures in the Arctic ice. Yet vessels built or owned in Dundee for whaling purposes and the crews who worked on them were frequently tasked with other types of work. In the first half of the century, vessels also transported goods and people to Canada and the Baltic. By the later nineteenth century, among other things ships were leased or sold to individuals and national governments for polar exploration and research, search and rescue, logistical support and even the tax revenue service. This talk highlights some of the various employments that whalers and their crews experienced. It also discusses how such missions came about, and why these roles changed over the course of a century.

Admission

£5

Website

https://www.gammabookings.com/FrigateUnicorn/

Folk Music : Matt Seattle Band

  • 21 April 2017 7-10pm

The blend of Border pipes, fiddle, accordion, guitar and middle eastern percussion has been likened to Border lamb with Moroccan spice - music from here, enhanced with the finest natural ingredients from around the world!

Wild, beautiful, wonderful music.

Website

https://www.gammabookings.com/FrigateUnicorn

Lanarkshire Paranormal at HM Frigate Unicorn

  • 6 — 7 May 2017 9pm-3am

Built in 1822, this location has had many reports of paranormal activity including shadows to full apparitions, strange lights, sounds and cold spots. join us while we uncover the history of this haunted vessel. Please note, this location is afloat and although moored you may experience general ship movement.

Admission

£30

Website

http://lanarkshireparanormal.com/investigations/4543698853

Flaxopolis Poster

Talk: Flaxopolis: Dundee's flax trade with Russia and the Baltic

  • 17 May 2017 7-8:30pm

If Dundee was ‘the linen me historians claim, then its growth, improvement and contemporary face owed most to its importance of the United Kingdom’ in the early nineteenth century, as so of flax from the Russian empire. This talk examines Dundee’s economic relationship with Russia in terms of the material changes it engendered. Particular attention is paid to Dundee’s development in terms of architecture, design and planning. Through this we may begin to shake off some of the old ghosts of the later Juteopolis and replace them with a sense of modernising and prosperous Flaxopolis based on mutually beneficial exchange with an obvious and welcome partner. The neglect of the value of this relationship will be questioned.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5

Website

https://www.gammabookings.com/FrigateUnicorn/

Seas of Mirth - Live Montage

  • 3 June 2017 7:30-11pm

There is a sizeable crew with a varying sound, marinated in maritime. Think folk instruments, worldly rhythms, prog rock-esque adventurousness, and bizarre sea-based song concepts. Expect plenty of nautical stupidity and theatrics at a ridiculously high-energy live show!
Their new album “Hark! The Headland Approacheth” is out now on I’m Not From London Records.

Seas of Mirth have played at Glastonbury Festival, Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown, Edinburgh Fringe and plenty of other weird and wonderful stages across the UK and mainland Europe.
“You’ll never hear sea-shanties in the same way ever again” – Virtual Festivals
“Great fun… irrepressible, with lots of good tunes and musicianship” – R2 (Rock ‘n’ Reel)
“An extremely refreshing and encouraging type of ridiculous” – Fatea Magazine
“Not your typical sea-shanty inspired band... will go down a storm” – Folk Radio UK

Admission

£10

Website

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkBC-wp2pSc

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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