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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!
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“royal navy” (8 reviews)
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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

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

1  Thank RBJames
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 8 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 30 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
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My kids really enjoyed exploring the unicorn. staff on hand were very friendly and informative. Didnt take long for them to explore so not a whole day activity but well worth a visit.

1  Thank Audrey S
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Four decks to explore,BUT the two lower decks have very limited headroom, so not recommended for tall people or those with limited mobility.The staff gave us a very friendly welcome.

1  Thank WickersWorld50
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great place to visit. Staff is very friendly. Beautiful boat, good for kids, but worth to visit for adult too. Historical. Not suitable for people reduced mobility.

1  Thank _EmmA_311
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Would look great with its masts but even so extremely interesting exhibits and well laid out and staff very informative. Going between decks best done backwards as very steep for someone of my advanced years but nevertheless worth exploring each deck even the bottom one...More

Thank Curlynob
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Hugh M
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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.