• Exhibitions


    We have regular exhibitions on interesting subjects...

Exhibition Programme

HMS Unicorn’s annual exhibition programme is designed for visitors of all ages and interests.

Focussing on different areas of maritime, naval and social history, our team work alongside historians, artists and veterans to produce a variety of new exhibitions throughout the year.

Scroll down to discover some of our past and present exhibitions.

Mermaids & Merpeople: A Maritime Mystery

Date: June 1st to November 1st, 2020.

What are mermaids and where do they come from?

This summer exhibition explores the history of different legendary maritime creatures and the myths behind them.

Curated in partnership with Dr Charles Paxton, Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews.

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The Arctic Convoys of World War Two

Date: February 17th to May 31st, 2020.

Curated in partnership with the Russian Arctic Convoys Club (RACC), this exhibition commemorates the veterans of the Arctic Convoys and the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Discover the incredible history of the ships that kept the supply routes open to Russian, through the stories of the men who served on board.

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The Sons of the Mars

Date: February 17th to May 31st, 2020.

Infamous as Dundee’s “bad boys” ship, the TS Mars was anchored on the River Tay for more than 60 years. During that time, she transformed the lives of over 6,000 homeless and destitute boys from across Scotland.

‘The Sons of the Mars’ tells the stories of these boys and their time on board the former Royal Navy gunship.

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Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about the current exhibitions on board HMS Unicorn, please contact us on t: 01382 200900 or e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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