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Golden Hind Museum Ship

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Address: | The Quayside, Brixham Harbour, Brixham TQ5 8AW, England
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+44 1803 856223
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Golden Hind in Brixham Harbour, is one of only two full sized replicas...

The Golden Hind in Brixham Harbour, is one of only two full sized replicas in the world of 16th century explorer and privateer Sir Francis Drake's famous ship. The Ship has been a feature of picturesque Brixham harbour for over fifty years, entertaining and educating thousands of visitors during this time - as well as being featured on many tv programmes and films. The Ship is open come rain or shine and is an all weather attraction with many indoor displays as well as wide open decks and on-board activities.

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A fun, informative and very interesting place to visit

I was surprised that this ship was a full sized replica of the original - it seemed so tiny that I could hardly imagine anyone would be brave enough to embark on a trip around the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Somerset, United Kingdom
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised that this ship was a full sized replica of the original - it seemed so tiny that I could hardly imagine anyone would be brave enough to embark on a trip around the world in it. What courage to try - though the sailors who returned were all well rewarded, receiving three quarters of a million in... More 

Thank VMB76
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit to see Highly recommend Also visit the local museum Very interesting Lots of local charity shops to visit Museum

Thank Nigel M
Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our visit to Brixham saw the exellant replica of the famous ship the Golden Hind as it was winter time there were no tips going but still well worth a look if you are in the area

Thank john e
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

A bit gimiky but ideal for children. good information on life aboard ship in that era. My grand son found it great fun

Thank Arnold H
Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Visited today with 2 kids and the dog and the two ladies on duty could not have been more helpful. Really friendly, very knowledgeable & the kids loved exploring the ship. Very pleasant way to entertain the kids for a while.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Came here for a family morning walk and nice to see this ship. Smaller than i thought it was but looks so much on board. Did not go on as there were 9 of us but seeing this ship and the area was very interesting.

Thank eddie r
Kent, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Suprising how much I enjoyed this. There is a lot more space than I was expecting but it is really sobering how cramped the ship is.

Thank theoldnick
Mudford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Be a sailor for a while.I didn't know where a sailor went to the toilet but when I found out I wished I hadn't asked where the toilets were! So much packed into a small ship you must go to believe it.

Thank tabitha12016
Brixham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is an iconic image of Brixham and I have lost count of the number of times I have walked past and thought that I should give it a go...well I finally did with my kids and they loved it. Interesting museum, thoughtful staff and great fun all round. Definitely worth 60-90 minutes of your time.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

How many times have we driven past and said "we must go aboard".We live in the Bay,so on a visit to Brixham, on board we went,great fun, even if we have left our childhood a long time ago. In fact no doubt we will go aboard again. Thanks to all the crew who made us feel very welcome

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GoldenHindCrew, Owner at Golden Hind Museum Ship, responded to this review

Many thanks for visiting and taking the time to write such a poignant review - it's much appreciated. We love it when locals enjoy the ship and their time on it. We're now closed for winter maintenance but we look forward to seeing you again in 2017. More 

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