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.

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.


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.

Victoria Bennett - Little Jazz Bird Performance

  • 1 July 2016 7:30-9pm

'With a singular talent for interpretation and a whimsical approach to melody, Victoria is a jazz vocalist for all seasons. Her soft and easy way with the classic jazz standards captivates audiences accross Scotland.' -



Feis Rois performance

  • 26 July 2016 7-10pm

This performance will showcase Scotland’s most outstanding young traditional musicians who will perform lively reels, jigs, and crafted Scots song.



Charlie Mckerron , Jonny Hardie, Davy Cattanach

  • 29 July 2016 7-10pm

Traditional music played by Charlie Mckerron, Jonny Hardie and Davy Cattanach.
Starting time 19:00



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



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.



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



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



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.



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?



Frigate Unicorn
Victoria Dock

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