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

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.

Christmas Fayre

  • 10 December 2016 11am-4pm

Stalls, hot winter treats and Christmas activities.


Christmas Carol Concert

  • 13 December 2016 7-10pm

Join us aboard the Unicorn for a festive and friendly Christmas Carol concert. Get into the festive spirit!

A Guid New Year! Family Ceilidh

  • 3 January 2017 6-10pm

A Family Ceilidh for all ages to end the festive period. Featuring Ceilidh Minogue, Dundee Youth Band - Abercraig, Sheena Wellington, Ian Lees and Karen Hannah. Full lineup coming soon...

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


£10 - kids go free

The Cutting Edge - Ceilidh Music

  • 27 January 2017 7-10pm

The band is in great demand worldwide, playing weddings, concerts and ceilidhs from Aberdeen to Abu Dhabi. This is no ordinary ceilidh band, regularly voted Scotland’s liveliest, and guaranteed to make your special event the biggest success. Don’t just take our word for it, check out the bands references or come and hear the band live. Gay Gordons, Dashing White Sergeant, Strip The Willow … Snow Patrol, Kings of Leon, Fleetwood Mac, everything is covered and everything is live! If you require the best in music entertainment for your special day, book The Cutting Edge – we guarantee you won’t be disappointed!



Frigate Unicorn
Victoria Dock

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01382 200900

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