Plan a Visit

Unicorn FigureheadThe best way to experience the true beauty and history of the HMS Unicorn is to come aboard and have a look yourself.  We are open all year round with opening days varying on the season.  Guided tours of the ship can also be provided by arrangement – call us on 01382 200900 to arrange.

Summer Hours (April – October):
Open Monday to Sunday: 10am until 5pm (last entry 4:30pm)

Winter Hours (November – March)
Open Wednesday to Saturday: 10am until 4pm (last entry 3:30pm) & Sunday: 12 noon until 4pm (last entry 3:30pm)

#ThanksToYou Campaign Week 2018

HMS Unicorn  is proudly working in partnership with National Lottery’s #ThanksToYou campaign again this year.

From 5-7 December and Sunday 9 December we are offering free entry to HMS Unicorn for every person who presents a National Lottery Ticket on arrival.

Please note that one National Lottery ticket allows entry for one person only.

Admission Charges

Tickets can be purchased online or on arrival at the ship.

Child (under 5s free of charge)£3.50£3.15
HM Armed Forces£3.50£3.15
Concession (Students & Over 60’s)£6.00£5.45
Family Ticket (1 Adult & 2 Children)£12.00£10.90
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children)£17.50£16.35
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 3 Children)£21.00£19.05
Group (+10)£6.00 per person£5.45 per person

Save Time and Book Online!
You can book tickets online in advance – simply select ‘General Admission’ under the booking type and choose the ticket type you would like to purchase.

Safety and Accessibility Onboard

The HMS Unicorn is great fun to visit but she was designed for a different age! We have tried to make the ship as safe as possible but as she is old, we ask that you take special care during your visit.

Please note that the HMS Unicorn contains steep stairs, trip hazards, low ceilings, narrow and low doorways, decks that are slippery when wet and low levels of light.  When planning your visit, please be aware that the entrance and exits are low, there are low ceilings and beams throughout the ship (especially on the orlop deck), and there are trip hazards throughout the ship.

For further information about the accessibility of HMS Unicorn and other Dundee attractions, why not look through the Dundee & Angus Accessible Highlights booklet by Euan’s Guide.

A copy of our accessibility guide can be viewed below:HMS Unicorn Access Statement 2018

Onboard Shop

The ship has a well-stocked gift shop onboard, selling a range of nautically-themed goods, local arts and crafts, children’s toys and HMS Unicorn branded souvenirs.

Come aboard and have a look at our collection!

You can visit the shop anytime during regular visitor hours and all funds we raise go towards the preservation of the historic ship.

How To Find Us

HMS Unicorn is located in Dundee’s Victoria Dock, right next to the Tay Road Bridge.  She is only a few minutes walk from the rail and bus stations and the city centre, and is linked to the RRS Discovery by a riverfront walkway.

Our address is HMS Unicorn, South Victoria Dock Road, Victoria Dock, Dundee, DD1 3BP


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Nearby Parking

There are limited parking bays dockside before reaching the ship and just after.  Please note that a fee applies and there may be time restrictions.  Parking is also available in the large car park on the north side of Victoria Dock, a short walk through the City Quay Centre and over the bridge walkway.

Nearby Accommodations

There are lots of great places to stay around the city that are within walking distance to the ship.

Check out HotelsCombined for lodging options in Dundee.