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.

Event times

There are 11 events at this location

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11 Unicorns

Talk on naval warfare, using 11 ships named Unicorn as a reference point.

Wed 12 Oct

£10 / 01382 200900

The Colin Steel Trio

Jazzy goodness from trumpet player Colin Steel, guitarist Graeme Stephen and bassist Euan Burton.

Fri 9 Sep

Cancelled / 01382 200900


  • 1926
  • Germany
  • 106 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: FW Murnau
  • Cast: Gösta Ekman, Emil Jannings,

Mephisto places a bet with an Archangel that he can corrupt an innocent man's soul and destroy his immanent divinity. If he wins the Devil will win dominion over earth. Mephisto tries to tempt Faust, an elderly alchemist.

Sat 29 Oct

01382 200900

The Handlebards

Fun and frolicks from the Handlebardettes.

Thu 1 Sep

£10 / 01382 200900

Pirates! Legends, Past and Present Exhibition

Explore the ship with lanterns, read stories about pirates and try your hand at a pirate computer game.

Mon 29 Aug

£2–£5 / 01382 200900

Tue 30 Aug

£2–£5 / 01382 200900

Wed 31 Aug

£2–£5 / 01382 200900

…and 39 more dates until 9 Oct back to top

Sandy Brechin

Innovative accordion action.

Fri 30 Sep

£10 / 01382 200900

With Charlie McKerron and Brian O’hEadhra.

Scotstyle: Building the Century

Exhibition celebrating the top 100 building from 1915–2015, as nominated by the Scottish public.

Thu 22 Sep

Free / 01382 200900

Part of Festival of Architecture.

Fri 23 Sep

Free / 01382 200900

Part of Festival of Architecture.

Sat 24 Sep

Free / 01382 200900

Part of Festival of Architecture.

…and 3 more dates until 30 Sep

Scottish Ensemble: Seavaigers

Sally Beamish's Seavaigers, performed with ace Scottish/classical/improvisation fusion-meisters Catriona McKay (clarsach) and Chris Stout (fiddle).

Mon 5 Sep

£10 / 01382 200900

The Struttin’ Futrets

Aberdeen-based jazz band.

Fri 7 Oct

£10 / 01382 200900

Talk: Torpedo Action Stations

A talk by Dr Andrew Jeffrey on Dundee's wartime submarine flotilla.

Wed 7 Sep

£5 / 01382 200 900

Talk: Write to a lonely Tommy

Letters from WWI, presented by Morna Stewart.

Wed 21 Sep

£5 / 01382 200 900

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