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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!
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  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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South Victoria Dock Road | Victoria Dock, Dundee DD1 3BP, Scotland
+44 1382 200900
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely visit to HMS Unicorn. Volunteer staff were enthusiastic with their information and stories. Steps are quite steep and certainly not for the infirm or less able bodied. They could do a lot more with the place and make exhibits more active and...More

Thank tomalli68
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd come to Dundee especially to visit the ship and the trip was well worth the effort, Having done my research I knew exactly what to expect - i.e. no masts, etc. Greeted by welcoming member of staff and given details of how to enjoy...More

Thank Hatt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This ship is absolutely stunning an amazing history and well made, feels like you're stepping back in time. They hold weddings here which would be wonderful, also in a great setting.

Thank Maydar16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got married on the Unicorn 3 weeks ago. We had visited a few years ago, on moving to the area, and had had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon exploring (the museum is delightful!) and I knew that when we began planning our wedding this was...More

Thank SiobhainMM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great ship, even though it was never used to sail anywhere apart from its build to Dundee. Four floors of how things would of been hundreds of years ago. Height of the floors decrease as you go below.

Thank CaronIan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A strange looking boat because it's got a shed roof over the top! It's very uninspiring and even a little off putting when you walk up, but it's actually quite interesting inside. Built in the same era as HMS Victory but always used as a...More

1  Thank Onceawaitress
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank two2brits
Reviewed 20 August 2017

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 August 2017

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

1  Thank Morag_Sea
Reviewed 1 August 2017 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...

1  Thank SharonMAberdeen
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Hugh M
17 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 .
9 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
11 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.