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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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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Chris Stout and Catriona McKay

Chris Stout (fiddle) and Catriona McKay (harp and piano) play together as part of Fiddlers Bid. Here they perform an exciting blend of traditional Shetland tunes and modern compositions, as heard on their joint album, White Nights.

Fri 18 Mar


Taking its name from the Gaelic word for 'kinship', Dàimh includes members from Canada, the US, Ireland and Scotland.

Fri 17 Jun

£10 / 01382 200900

The History of Carolina House

An evening of short illustrated talks and a unique performance piece detailing Carolina House's formation and history.

Wed 17 Feb

£5 / 01382 200900

Jessie Jordan: Hitler's Spy in Dundee

A talk about global espionage that's centred on Jessie Jordan, a Dundee-based spy.

Wed 16 Mar

John Dein: History of Shipbuilding

John Dein explores shipbuilding from the 18th century.

Wed 11 May

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Katie Russell Tapestry Workshop

A two-day workshop for beginner and intermediate-level weavers, depicting maritime-themed images.

Thu 17 Mar

Times to be confirmed / £150 / 01382 200900

Fri 18 Mar

Times to be confirmed / £150 / 01382 200900

The Mars Training Ship

Gordon Douglas, author of We'll Send Ye Tae the Mars discusses the history of the Mars Training Ship, once located in the Tay.

Wed 13 Apr

£5 / 01382 200900

The Tannahill Weavers

The Tannahill Weavers' arrangements blend the beauty of the traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms.

Wed 25 May

£10 / 01382 200900

Tour: A Model Ship with Justin Dempster

A private tour hosted by Justin Dempster, curator of HM Frigate Unicorn's ship models.

Fri 11 Mar

£5 (£4; Children £2) / 01382 200900

Viper Swing

Fiery gypsy jazz led by Edinburgh acoustic/electric guitar hero David Lawson.

Fri 1 Apr

£10 / 01382 200900

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