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Golden Hinde

#159 of 1,558 things to do in London
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Address: St. Mary Overie Dock | Cathedral St., London SE1 9DE, England
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Visit this living-history museum and find out what it was like to sail the...

Visit this living-history museum and find out what it was like to sail the mighty seas aboard an Elizabethan galleon during the adventurous days of the 16th century.

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Visited with my son one day. It is very interesting and really feels like it was the original ship. Most of the ship can be viewed and experienced. It's a bit pricy for what it is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited with my son one day. It is very interesting and really feels like it was the original ship. Most of the ship can be viewed and experienced. It's a bit pricy for what it is and younger visitors may wish to visit when special activities are on.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Golden Hinde is an interesting spot to tour and learn about some of the unique history of the sea and Sir Francis Drake's exploits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This ship circumnavigated the globe from 1577 to 1580 by Sir Francis Drake and is one of two full size replicas, the other being in Brixham in Devon. This is an excellent sight and is close to Southwark Bridge.

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GoldenHindeII, Manager at Golden Hinde, responded to this review

Dear Ray, Thank you for your review. Golden Hinde II was the dream of two American businessmen, Albert Elledge and Art Blum, who, in 1968, wished to commemorate the upcoming 400th anniversary of Sir Francis Drake’s landing on the west coast of North America in 1579. As there were no plans of the original ship, Loring Christian Norgaard, a Californian... More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family (2 adults, boy, 6 years and two girls, 9 years) did the overnight experience on the Golden Hinde. We had a brilliant time! The actors were great at teaching us some history as well as entertaining us with their comedic performances. Staying overnight on the boat was a unique adventure that topped off the evening. To get the... More 

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GoldenHindeII, Manager at Golden Hinde, responded to this review

Dear Michelle, Thank you very much for your visit and your review! We are so happy you and your family had a great time during our Family Overnight Living History Experience. It is indeed, a truly unforgettable experience as well as a great way of learning. If you can, please help us spread the word! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Golden Hinde today with our 3 children (14 , 8 , 8 ) . It was brilliant 😁 The tour guides were funny , witty and kept the children entertained for the whole experience . Our youngest son described the day as a learning treat 🤗 Would recommend it for ages (even our teenager enjoyed it )... More 

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GoldenHindeII, Manager at Golden Hinde, responded to this review

Dear Dave, Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted your whole family enjoyed our Guided Tour! Please help us spread the word! More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my two sons here (8 and 10) as they'd been reading about Sir France's Drake. Really good fun as we just made it in time for the one of organised treasure hunts. The staff were jolly and fun. And engaged all the kids all the time until the end when each child received two chocolate coins. Good fun, go... More 

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Dear Matt, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so happy you had fun on board. Please come back to visit. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of Londons hidden Gems! The Actors/Guides were amazing we did not stop for 90 mins packed full with fun facts, history, the ship and plenty of games with the adults included! Brilliant value and would have happily paid more. Great package I will recommend it to everyone.

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Dear Andrew, Thank you very much for your fantastic review. Please help us spread the word. Hope you come back and visit. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled across the Tudor Fun Day and very glad we did. The two guys working (Michael and Andrew) were brilliant and really gave the kids a great experience.

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GoldenHindeII, Manager at Golden Hinde, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit! Our Tudor sailors are indeed brilliant. Please come back as we offer many ways of learning while having fun. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 7 year old Grandson and myself went into London to visit the 'Golden Hinde'. The easy way in which to obtain tickets was great. Once purchased from a shop nearby they gave you a code which enabled to access the door and onto the boat. Once on board it was just great for my Grandson. It was not busy... More 

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GoldenHindeII, Manager at Golden Hinde, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit, we are glad you enjoyed your time on board. Please come back and visit, we are sure your Grandson will have a great time with our sailors in one of our Fun Days! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my 9 year olds to the pirate fun day today on the golden hinde and had a great time. The two actors were brilliant. They engaged beautifully with the children and kids from toddlers to ten year olds had a real laugh. Even my 70 year old mum really enjoyed herself. Used our Tesco vouchers so amazingly good value... More 

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GoldenHindeII, Manager at Golden Hinde, responded to this review

Dear Emma, Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted to hear that you had a great time on board! Our actor are, indeed, amazing and bring the ship to life. Please help us spread the word and come back to visit! More 

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