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.
Current Exhibition: Unicorn’s Treasures
What objects are in HMS Unicorn’s stores? What significance do they hold?
HMS Unicorn’s summer exhibition showcases some of the Unicorn’s treasures, exploring the stories behind them, what makes them a ‘treasure’, and how they fit into Dundee’s history.
With thanks to ANGUSalive, Museums Galleries Scotland and The Mathew Trust.
Current Exhibition: Robert Seppings: Designing the Unicorn
HMS Unicorn’s summer exhibition explores the history of Robert Seppings, Surveyor of the Navy, ship designer, and engineer who introduced many innovations to ship design that would last for the next hundred years.
This exhibition and its research was kindly funded by the Naval Dockyards Society.
Past exhibition: Mermaids & Merpeople: A Maritime Mystery
HMS Unicorn’s summer exhibition explores the history of different legendary maritime creatures and the myths behind them. These tales and traditions come from across the globe and date back to the earliest civilisations.
This exhibition has been curated in partnership with Dr Charles Paxton, Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews.
Past Exhibition: The Arctic Convoys of World War Two
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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