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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Very friendly staff. Excellent value. Our 5 year old grandson loved exploring the different decks. Extra bonus - a very amusing shadow puppet show. The children loved this as it was easy to follow the story and the storyteller involved them.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

We were immediately greeted by two highly entertaining, motivated and informative pirates who took us all to get kitted out in pirate attire. Then a lesson in sword fighting, showing us how to attack and defend using the swords. Then a competition, me V the hubby and our kids V each other..... I lost against the hubby and got my head chopped off. Then it was back onto the ship to learn how to load and fire the cannons, with lots of fun facts to blow your minds. There was a team competition on who could fire their cannon the quickest, the hubby won this too!!!! Then after all the hard work its time for a gin, tat and sing a long in the galley (gin is actually water). The two pirates i can't explain how great they were, worth their weight in pirate treasures and that is exactly what this place is too, a hidden treasure in London. It was our first visit to The Golden Hinde but we will be back again.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ruth M
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Roddy C, Owner at Golden Hinde, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Dear Ruth, thank you so much for taking the time to review our Pirate Training. We're delighted to hear that your family had a fantastic time with our two pirate trainers. Training to be a pirate sounds like (blood) thirsty work especially when you could end up with a chopped off head. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words and thanks. It's great your first time aboard The Golden Hinde was such a hit and we can't wait to have you visit us again.

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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

I had a great afternoon here; the staff members Josh, Frances, Rio and Yasemin were approachable and made me feel welcome from the very start.

As a non history buff, I found the guided tour of the ship deeply creative and informative for everyone in attendance (ranging from young children to older adults). The puppet show on the lower deck of the ship was highly creative and entertaining too. The hard work of the staff is apparent. Two thumbs up!!

I hope more events happen here in future. This place needs more exposure.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank GWebb925
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Roddy C, Owner at Golden Hinde, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Thank you so much for your review. The staff really appreciate you taking the time to thank them and mentioning the highlights of your visit. We are working on developing our events and there will be lots more going on so watch this space. We're working on telling people about the fantastic stuff we do at The Golden Hinde and your review helps. Thank you for spreading the word!

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

We visited London over spring break with our children (4 and 5). The kids LOVED the Golden Hinde - it was basically a giant, life sized ship for them to play on. The kids spent around 45 minutes playing everywhere, and it was such a hit we had to come back two days in a row. It was REALLY cold on both of the days we went (snowing, in the 30's), so we had the run of the boat. The staff were really, really nice and friendly (even though they were standing outside in the freezing cold, with the wind and snow blowing off the Thames) and also really knowledgable about the ship and Sir Francis Drake. I would highly recommend it!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cmachi
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Roddy C, Owner at Golden Hinde, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

We remember the snow days, thank you for braving the weather to visit The Golden Hinde! We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. It's great to hear the children enjoyed themselves so much you had to return the next day. Our staff are troupers and they do a fantastic job in all types of weather.

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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Visited the ship with our family and the guided tour was excellent. The ship is an exact replica of the original and is a working ship that has sailed around the world. All specs are of period. The guided tour was very informative and our guide kept it interesting for all ages and included kids in some of his guide. There is also a treasure hunt for the kids so arrive a few minutes early you’ll love it.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank chrispkat
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