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.
Ship or maritime heritage site
Summer hours (Apr - Oct), daily, 1000–1700.
Winter hours (Nov - Mar), Thu - Sun, 1200–1600.
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.
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Simone Gubbiotti in Concert
- 6 May 2016
Italy-based jazz guitarist, Simone Gubbiotti, performs at HM Frigate Unicorn.
'Simone is a gifted young guitarist and composer. His compositions are beautiful; his sound gives them a voice and his lyrical improvisations tell their story.' - Sid Jacobs
'Simone is a very passionate and talented musician whose musical skills are growing every day' - Joe LaBarbera
Talk: History of Shipbuilding - Locally and Details of Ship Building Generally. John Dein
- 11 May 2016 7-9pm
Join John Dein, ex-Caledon draughtsman, as he explores the local aspect of shipbuilding from the 18th century, describing some of the smaller shipyards and the various changes that occurred to these shipyards. Discussion will then lead to the history and development of the larger shipyards namely Alexander Stephen and Sons; Gourlay Brothers; W B Thomson (Caledon Shipyard) including images of some of the ships which were built. #UnicornTalks
- Any age
Bremner Duthie presents 'Weill at Heart' on board HM Frigate Unicorn
- 12 May 2016 From 7pm
An exciting cabaret performance featuring the music of Kurt Weill on board Scotland's oldest surviving ship.
"A fantastic show - outstanding singing. It was sleazy. It was stirring. IT WAS utterly memorable." Andrew Clover, Sunday Times , UK
- Any age
Talk: The Battle of Jutland
- 18 May 2016 7-9pm
Join Professor Emeritus David Bradley as his talk considers not only the battle itself, but also events in the years prior to and leading up to the battle and its aftermath along with issues such as the underlying technologies which supported the development of the Dreadnought battleship and the ways in which these technologies impacted on areas such as command and control and gunnery and hence on the tactics adopted by the opposing fleets.
Talk: The North Carr Lightship and Taymara
- 15 June 2016 7-9pm
David Kett, member of maritime training charity Taymara, will be giving us an insightful talk on the history of Scotland’s last remaining lightship, the North Carr, and reveal current plans for its restoration. He will also be talking about Taymara, the charity which owns the lightship.
Following the talk you will be invited on a tour of the North Carr.
Daimh in concert
- 17 June 2016 From 7:30pm
Gaelic Supergroup and un-challenged champions of straight-in-the-eye Highland music are based around West Lochaber and the Isle of Skye.
Formed around the turn of the century and taking the name from the Gaelic word for "kinship" Daimh (pronounced Dive) have taken their contemporary take of Highland and Gaelic music to over 20 countries,... See More
£10 per Ticket
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.' - http://www.littlejazzbird.co.uk/about.html
The Bevvy Sisters
- 19 August 2016 From 7:30pm
Experience the all female trio who channel the heritage of classic sister acts such as The Beverlys, The Andrews, and The Boswells with their diverse backgrounds providing an exciting twist to their Swing Band style.
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.
The Struttin' Ferrets
- 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