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HMS Unicorn

South Victoria Dock Road | Victoria Dock, Dundee DD1 3BP, Scotland
+44 1382 200900
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HMS Unicorn is a preserved historic ship and visitor attraction in Dundee. Built in 1824, she is one of the six oldest ships in the world and Scotland's only preserved warship from the Golden Age of Sail. Great fun for all the family, HMS Unicorn is open all year round and boasts four atmospheric decks to explore. So come aboard and join us on the world's most original wooden warship!
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“naval history” (11 reviews)
“royal navy” (8 reviews)
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South Victoria Dock Road | Victoria Dock, Dundee DD1 3BP, Scotland
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+44 1382 200900
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Reviewed yesterday

The Unicorn is a unique ship to visit - all 4 decks accessible including the ship's hull, and some interesting exhibitions to boot. A volunteer we met was very enthusiastic, but overall the place gives the feel of an under-leveraged and under-appreciated / under-used gem....More

Thank two2brits
Reviewed 4 days ago

I used to want to go and see the "Unicorn" (as I knew it as a child when it lay next to the Old Central Baths. Then I learned that it was actually berthed in the Tay as a Training ship for orphans from the...More

Thank Hotelinspector72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the HMS Unicorn on a whim with a friend as we were passing & so glad we did. The member of staff we spoke to was very knowledgeable and friendly, chatting away to us for ages (it was quite quiet, I suspect he was...More

Thank Morag_Sea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely staff, and very interesting- my girls particularly liked the sea monsters exhibition. Finally being 5 foot 2 has paid off - no problem if you are my height...

Thank SharonMAberdeen
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I was in Dundee to attend the Island Invasives Conference which was opened by HRH The Princess Royal. In her speech she recommended the HMS Unicorn as a place to visit while in Dundee. I wasn't disappointed. The ship hasn't been extensively restored, and so...More

2  Thank RBJames
Reviewed 13 July 2017

A lot of interesting exhibits BUT the stairs are not for the faint hearted as very steep. Well worth a visit though if you are able bodied

1  Thank Jean P
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I suppose i could say seen and done it think this is up up the individual but I did not pay to entry just looked outside and said not for me had a walk about town stop for a coffee a wee bit disappointed

Thank stuhog
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden gem. Though unassuming on the outside, it is a maze of artefacts on the outside. There are multiple decks to explore at a cheap price & the majority of the ship is nearly 200 years old.

1  Thank jjwmckeown
Reviewed 3 June 2017

I grew up in Dundee and used to visit the Unicorn regularly as a boy and fish at the mooring. A historic Naval training ship, its a step back in time. The gentleman that greeted us as we arrived on board was friendly and full...More

1  Thank Joe B
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Friendly staff and some interesting exhibitions. Very cramped on two lower decks. Not suitable for tall people or those with a bad back.disappointed to learn that the ship hadn't really seen active service. Ok for a short visit

Thank QAnnie52
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Hugh M
16 February 2017|
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Response from scotty218 | Reviewed this property |
I took loads of photos while here and to be honest you can stay on board as long as you want .
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rsvnelly
8 May 2016|
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Response from fifmcd4 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but very doubtful. Would say not very suitable for dogs. its very narrow in parts with a lot of rope ladders across 4 decks. Very tight and dark in places
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la1771
10 October 2015|
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Response from carol s | Reviewed this property |
Hi Not sure what the childs price is but a senior or student is £4.If you look on their web site there are offers for families or one adult and children.Enjoy your visit.
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