The Golden Hinde is an historically accurate replica of the ship in which Sir Francis Drake completed the second-ever circumnavigation of the world between 1577 - 1580, an accomplishment the replica ship has also achieved. The ship is open to the public for self-guided and guided tours. Her creeks, smells and low headroom easily transport the visitor back in time to a more colourful, but definitely less comfortable era!
Guided tours are provided by costumed interpretation staff during school holidays and it is even possible to join Drake and his crew on an overnight imaginative voyage of adventure. During term-time, school groups can spend a day on board learning about life at sea in the 16th century.
The Golden Hinde has now opened a new confectionery shop (next to their Souvenir shop on Clink Street), where you can purchase snacks, drinks, stamps and other day to day consumables.
They are open from 10am – 5:30pm seven days a week.