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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 good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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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"royal navy"
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"groupon voucher"
in 4 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 27 reviews
"original condition"
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"top deck"
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"steep stairs"
in 5 reviews
"four floors"
in 3 reviews
"lovely visit"
in 3 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 4 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 4 reviews
"discovery point"
in 5 reviews
"frigate"
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"ships"
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"warship"
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"sailors"
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"headroom"
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"hull"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While overshadowed by the glitzy Discovery nearby, the Unicorn is the best preserved Napoleonic warship still in existence. Great stop.

Thank Dave B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bob our guide showed us around all four floors. He was very knowledgable and witty.Gave us a great history lesson. Well worth a visit and Bob was a lovely guide.

Thank Gillian C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't wear high heels 200 year old floor planks suitable for flat shoes. The atmosphere for a wedding was brilliant, as it would be for any celebration. Not too much alcohol though as very steep stairway and conveniences down stairs.

Thank Marion P
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Be prepared to explore without standing upright! Makes you realise what conditions were like for sailors in the Royal Navy a long time ago. Interesting visit and welcoming staff.More

Thank GeoffAlb
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Robert S, Manager at HMS Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Geoff for taking the time to review HMS Unicorn, Scotland's oldest ship. Completed in 1824, the ship really does highlight what life would have been like in the Royal Navy almost 200 years ago! Thank you for the kind words about the ship and...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Not particularly appealing on the outside, but so incredibly interesting when you go on board. Much to see, is much bigger like a TARDIS!!More

Thank Pam D
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Robert S, Manager at HMS Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for the wonderful 5-star review Pam. We are happy you were able to step on board and explore the incredible 4-deck interior of HMS Unicorn - Dundee's Tardis! Hopefully you will be able to visit us again in the future and the team...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Well worth a visit and so interesting. We are only average height but others in our group were bent over a good proportion of the time! If you enjoy history and boats this is for you. AmazingMore

2  Thank pagain2018
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Robert S, Manager at HMS Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Such a lovely review of the ship and we really appreciate the time you have taken to tell us about your experience. Due to the age of Unicorn, now even the "average height folk" amongst us have to contend with the low beams! However, we...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

It was an entertaining night on the boat with a raffle, palm reading and tastings ( when mentioned in advance they put on some gluten free and dairy free options, Annoyingly though people who were not intolerant were filling their face with the only things...More

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Robert S, Manager at HMS Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review HMS Unicorn and the event night on board. Nice to hear you had fun exploring the ship and managed to avoid the low beams! We hope to see you back on board again in the future.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

This ship never saw active service and is in great shape. It can be boarded and has a very interesting museum.

3  Thank M_Cabrelli
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Robert S, Manager at HMS Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the wonderful 5-star review of HMS Unicorn! The team really appreciate the feedback and keep working to make sure everyone is able to enjoy both the ship and the museum collection. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

It is very different from the Discover ship also in Dundee however it is worth a look around the staff and the guide are both excellent and it was good to see the historyMore

3  Thank Julie B
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Robert S, Manager at HMS Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much Julie for taking the time to review HMS Unicorn and leave us such lovely feedback. We always feel very fortunate in Dundee to have a number of historic ships and are glad you were able to explore the city's maritime past....More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Been here before but it has never been open when I was there- dropped lucky today. Always nice to have a look around a historical house / boat / whatever. Unicorn has an extensive history which is well documented around the ship. Recommended.

4  Thank Anton W
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Hugh M
16 February 2017|
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Response from Robert S | Property representative |
Hi Hugh, photographs are allowed and you can stay on board for as long as you wish. 1 hour is the suggested time it would take to explore the full ship.
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rsvnelly
8 May 2016|
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Response from Robert S | Property representative |
hi RSVNelly - we are a pet friendly attraction so dogs are allowed! But the stairs can be a little steep for them
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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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