HM Frigate Unicorn

HM Frigate Unicorn
Victoria Dock, Dundee, DD1 3BP
  • Telephone 01382 200900
  • Opening times 1 Apr–31 Oct: Daily 10am–5pm. 1 Nov–31 Mar: Wed–Fri noon–4pm; Sat & Sun 10am–6pm; closed Mon & Tue, but individual events may vary.
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  • Website www.frigateunicorn.org
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Dundee is synonymous with Captain Scott’s RSS Discovery, but she is not the only historic ship in the city. Along at City Quay is HM Frigate Unicorn, a fascinating 46-gun Royal Navy ship which is now the world’s last intact warship from the days of sail and the oldest British-built ship still afloat. A wander around below decks is a real eye-opener, and the craftsmanship and detail of the interior (including those muckle big guns) is impressive. Also, amazingly, available to hire for private functions, this is an interesting and offbeat city centre attraction.

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There are 5 events at this location

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Katie Russell: Still on Patrol – WWII Tapestries

Handwoven tapestries by Katie Russell commemorating the submarines, sailors and commandos who were lost on war operations from Dundee during WWII. The men are commemorated at the Dundee International Submarine Memorial – honouring gallantry and commemorating service.

Tue 19 Sep

£5 (£4; Children £2) / 01382 200900

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Wed 20 Sep

£5 (£4; Children £2) / 01382 200900

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Thu 21 Sep

£5 (£4; Children £2) / 01382 200900

  • 10:00 – 16:30
…and 9 more dates until 30 Sep

Pirate Fun Day

All aboard for a pirate-themed day of fun activities and a pirate exhibition aboard the Unicorn. Enjoy face painting, treasure hunts and more.

Sat 28 Oct

£5 (Children free) / 01382 200900

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Tapestry Workshops with Louise Martin

Tapestry workshops with Louise Martin to learn new techniques. Booking is essential.

Fri 13 Oct

£20 (Free; Seniors free; Students free) / 01382 200900

The Mixing Colour workshop

Fri 20 Oct

£20 (Free; Students free; Seniors free) / 01382 200900

Textual Techniques

Traditional Wood Working

Celebrate National Grandparents Day by taking part with your grandchildren in a workshop with experienced traditional carpenter, Chas Heath. A chance to use axes, shaving horses, draw knives and chisels in an appropriate and safe manner to make a small piece of green wood to take home.

Sun 1 Oct

Seniors free / 01382 200900

  • 12:00 – 16:00

The Unicorn Hamper Ball

An evening of elegant fine dining and Scottish Country Dancing in the unique nautical atmosphere of the upper deck of the Frigate Unicorn. Raising funds to help preserve this historic ship. Bring a dish to contribute to the shared hamper meal.

Sat 23 Sep

£20 (Members £18) / 01382 200900

  • 19:00 – 00:00

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