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Golden Hinde

St. Mary Overies Dock Cathedral Street | Cathedral St., London SE1 9DE, England
+44 20 7403 0123
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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St. Mary Overies Dock Cathedral Street | Cathedral St., London SE1 9DE, England
+44 20 7403 0123
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've just been a guest with my daughter and 20 other Brownies overnight on the ship. The staff were really welcoming and the activities put on were very appropriate​ for their age; all the girls liked getting into costume as well. The actors were so...More

Thank Rodut
Roddy C, Owner at Golden Hinde, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your fantastic review! It's great to hear that everyone enjoyed our Overnight Living History programme. We hope to see you on future adventures aboard The Golden Hinde!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This stunning vessel allows you to board her and wander around the many decks and levels she has. Beautifully restored amazing detail and design simply a must feel like you go back in time as you wander around the deck or sit in the captains...More

Thank Jaydle15
Roddy C, Owner at Golden Hinde, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Golden Hinde. Thank you for your fantastic review. We are developing our programmes and offers so we hope to see you again. You can find us on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Smaller than expected. Looked cool. Really nice market close by for good eating and cookies. Cafe nero and pub close to river whilst you look at it.

Thank Brak S
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Imagine sailing on it around the world with 60 - 80 other crew members as Sir Francis Drake did, she would have certainly felt small then! We hope you come visit us again as we will be planning various events.

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

As family of 5, including 3 children, found this to be very enjoyable. Good information given out as we go onto the ship. Certainly transported you way back in time. We were surprised how deep the vessel went. Obviously, as you would expect, quite cramped...More

Thank David L
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're pleased to hear your family had an enjoyable time. The Golden Hinde has a fantastic history and we hope your family will be able to come over October half term when we have storytelling...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

It's stuffed in a little space on the water, but you will get a good idea of its size and appointments. It fills that visual niche of Sir Francis Drake and his challenges. Somehow it deserves a better location and more appealing information on such...More

Thank yahootraveler64
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I turned a corner and there she was! I didn't even know beforehand that it was there. A very good replica of the original. Impressive little piece and to think something this size sailed around the world. Impressive

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Stopped off here on river route to Southwark Cathedral. Beautiful sight early morning and no crowds so could just walk around at leisure. Full size reconstruction of the galleon. Really think kids would enjoy this, especially the Francis Drake aficionados.

Thank vessi80
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I spent an hour exploring this replica of Sir Francis Drakes ship. It is amazing to realise that he and his crew circumnavigated the earth in such a small ship. It gives one an idea of what great men these were.

Thank Alistair S
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Well, it's a bit more than just a boat as it is a replica of Sir Francis Drake's ship. Can be a little tricky getting tickets, as the shop is a little further down the road, Still, it's pretty good to explore, though a little...More

Thank MrDavetheSarks
Reviewed 15 August 2017

My 9 year old son has become somewhat obsessed with Sir Francis Drake following an explorers project at school. He was over the moon to see the Golden Hinde. OK, so it's a replica....but it's a perfect looking one and feels steeped in history. We...More

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Raymond S
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Response from 588Dawn | Reviewed this property |
Trust me, you wouldnt want to stay there for more than one night!