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HM Frigate Unicorn

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Address: Victoria Dock, Dundee DD1 3JA, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1382 200900
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HM Frigate Unicorn is a preserved historic ship and visitor attraction in...

HM Frigate Unicorn is a preserved historic ship and visitor attraction in Dundee. She is one of the six oldest ships in the world at 190 years old, is Scotland's only preserved warship and is the most complete original ship in the entire world to have survived from the golden age of sail. HM Frigate Unicorn is open as a museum during the day and hosts functions and events in the evenings such as blues and jazz live music nights, ceilidhs, weddings and more.

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Spent a lovely wee while on a wet summer day driving home from a few days in Broughty Ferry. The Unicorn was a wonderful history lesson for our 7 year old. The staff/volunteers on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Karen D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a lovely wee while on a wet summer day driving home from a few days in Broughty Ferry. The Unicorn was a wonderful history lesson for our 7 year old. The staff/volunteers on board were friendly and knowledgeable. Our daughter loved exploring the dark Hull with a lantern in hand. We paid £7 for three of us and all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is really interesting, particularly for people interested in boats, it is really astonishing how the sailors coped in the very cramped conditions, I am only 5 foot and I had to stoop in a lot if the lower decks.

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Thank MaureenF
Castletown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been on both the Discovery and Cutty Sark the best has to be the Unicorn. None of those "private" areas that seem to dominate the other two, nor the guide whom seems to think its his job to stop you touching and looking at anything. The young guy on the receptipn was very friendly and helpful and pointed out... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since we saw the boat from our window at the Apex we decided to walk over and check it out. I thought there were a lot of other people doing the same thing, but as we got closer we realized most were playing Pokemon Go. Not sure why but they seemed to be waiting for something. Anyway, I'm glad we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great experience to see this historic ship. Set very close to town, and Dundee train station. Museum small but lots of information can be gathered. Would return, but only if we could of boarded the ship.

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Thank Stephen F
Forfar, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my we lad today, near 9yr old, he thought it would be boring but loved it. Interesting learning all about the amount of men that would be on it had she went into battle, I couldn't believe so many men had to man just 1 gun and there are 46 of them. Great going down into the depths of... More 

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Thank Arthur S
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ship looks so strange without its masts.Built in Chatham in 1824 this 46 gunned frigate was built in a period of transition.First there was peace between the Napoleonic and Crimean wars and second the Royal Navy was moving from wood to iron.The only voyage HMS Unicorn had was Chatham to Dundee.It is fascinating to tour the cabins,the cannons,to see... More 

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Thank John L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let's get one thing straight here - HMS Unicorn is one of the oldest ships in the world. I'll just let you get your head round that for a second. You have to manage your expectations here, she was launched in 1824 after all - and with no sails ever installed and efforts in Dundee focused on the more renowned... More 

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Wrexham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are not many opportunities to go aboard a genuine Georgian naval ship. Yes she could di with a spruce up an the weeds growing on the hull removing, but she is nearly 200 years old. The price at £10 for two was reasonable and there is a lot to see. I know that the guns are fake but they... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There really wasn't much to see. Outside, the ship is a rotting hulk. Inside, it was never fitted with masts and much of what is there was added at various times for use as a training ship.

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