Support Us

The HMS Unicorn is always happy to receive support from the public in every way possible.

Be it through donations or volunteering, we would love to have you get involved with the great work being done everyday onboard Scotland’s oldest wooden warship!

Volunteer on HMS Unicorn

HMS Unicorn welcomes the involvement of volunteers in a range of roles and works closely with local partners to offer skills development and work experience.  If you are interested in volunteering you can contact the ship’s Volunteer Coordinator at or 01382 200900.

Become a Friend of HMS Unicorn!

The Friends of the Unicorn help support the work of the Unicorn Preservation Society.  Membership fees are used to assist with the conservation of the ship and the facilities onboard.

Friends are entitled to FREE entry during their period of membership and are kept informed of our exciting events throughout the year.  Friends are also sent the Unicorn Gazette newsletter and receive a 10% discount at the onboard shop.

There are various options for purchasing a Friend membership:

Friend of the Unicorn – £15.00 per year
Family Friend (2 Adults & 2 Children) – £25.00 per year
Lifetime Friend – £150.00
Corporate Member – £250.00

Friend memberships can be purchased online or by calling the ship on 01382 200900.

You can help preserve the world’s last original Georgian warship – join as a Friend today!

About the Unicorn Preservation Society

Established in 1968, the Unicorn Preservation Society (UPS) has spent almost 50 years preserving the historic HMS Unicorn to ensure her survival for future generations.  The UPS is proud to have HRH The Princess Royal as the society’s patron and are always grateful for the support given by businesses and individuals towards the conservation of one of the world’s oldest warships.

Click here for the history of the Unicorn Preservation Society.

UPS Details

The Unicorn Preservation Society is a Limited Company (number SC046145) and Registered Charity (number SC002771).  VAT Number: 435 8143 49.  Data Protection Registration Number: Z3156925.  HMS Unicorn is registered in the UK National Historic Ships Core Collection as National Historic Fleet Certificate No. 498.