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“Great historic family experience & good value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Golden Hinde

Golden Hinde
St. Mary Overie Dock | Cathedral St., London SE1 9DE, England (Southwark)
0-8700-11-8700
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Ranked #335 of 2,327 things to do in London
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: 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.
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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“Great historic family experience & good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Excellent guided tour of this replica old ship by costumed historian. Tour about an hour with information on Francis Drake, the journey round the world, the crew, sailing, weapons, living conditions, food, punishments, enemy captives etc. You can board the ship to explore at your leisure before/after the guided tour too (or self-tour at other times with handset).
Great for a family - perfect age 5-12 - guide gets the kids to act out roles eg turning the capstan to hoist the mighty anchor. Ship has 4 storeys including gun deck so lots to see. Good value at £20 for family (or tesco tokens - can reserve your place by phone).
Combine it with a trip to the borough gourmet food market just behind (expensive but interesting foods from around the world - lots of samples) and a walk along the Thames/over London Bridge or Tate Modern.
Ticket office allows you to drop off big bags.
Beware steep wooden stairs and banging your head on rafters - would not attempt visit with baby/toddler you'll need both arms yourself!

Visited April 2013
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“If you REALLY are interested in naval history”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I went as my traveling companion is ex-US Navy and a ship buff.

I have no idea how much of the boat is original.. It really is a tourist trap - caters well to young kids as they get to pay pirates etc.

If you really need to understand how darn small and cramped these ships were and ponder how 80+ men lived on these for month on end..

It is adjacent to the Boroughs Market which is definitely worth spending some time for a light meal or shopping.

Visited March 2013
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greenwich
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“Top day out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The two gentlemen that ran the pirate fun day what can I say I havent laughed so much in ages what ever there getting paid double it. We will visiting it again as soon as possible not for the kids but for us adults.

Visited March 2013
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Borup, Denmark
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“Very interesting.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The Golden Hinde gives you an interesting idea of life at sea back then. I liked the fact that the ship was bouilt as an exact replica and had completed the exact same voyage of the original Golden Hinde as well as other voyages. A beautiful ship! Would definitely recommend.

Visited March 2013
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Surrey, England
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“So much fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We visited the Golden Hinde for Pirate Fun Day and loved it! The pirates were hilarious, fabulous actors (definitely West End material!) They were funny, firm but fair with the children and ran the show effortlessly but with great gusto and such enthusiasm, keeping their audiance captivated. The children were entertained and educated at the same time (as were the parents). Brilliant fun, have been recommending to all my friends! Even after the 20th time of hearing the name 'Stink bottom', it was still funny!!!!

Visited February 2013
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