Now open every WEEKEND until Easter.
The Golden Hind at Brixham is a full sized replica of one of the most iconic ships from the age of exploration. 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.
1-22 MARCH - OPEN ON WEEKENDS
CORE OPENING HOURS 1030HRS - 1600HRS*
28 MARCH - 31 OCTOBER 2015 - OPEN EVERY DAY
*TIMES MAY VARY AND MAY BE EXTENDED IN FINE WEATHER, DURING FESTIVALS AND SCHOOL HOLIDAY PERIODS WHEN THE SHIP MAY ALSO BE OPEN DURING THE EVENINGS.
Please check the website for latest info when planning or visit or give us a ring.
School Visits - Please see Education section.
FAMILY TICKET £15.00 (x4)
OVER 65's £4.00
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Sir Francis Drake : Sailor, Seaman, Politician and Engineer is best remembered as an explorer. In his most famous ship, The Golden Hind, he became the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe in an epic expedition of plunder and discovery over 400 years ago. Shakespeare was fthirteen when Drake embarked on his voyage.
The hardship endured in overcrowded and primitive quarters was unbelievable. Only 56 men survived with Drake, returning three years and 30,000 miles later with a vast cargo of treasure. Queen Elizabeth's share alone was more than the countries national debt. 'El Draco' or 'The Dragon' became one of the most famous men in Western Europe and was feared and reviled by the Spanish.
Drake was duly knighted onboard in Deptford, London. Come aboard and explore the ship that was home to Drake and his crew of 80. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life aboard a Tudor ship. Feel the romance of the seas in the great age of sail. The Ship rises and falls with the tide up to four metres.
Step back in time...
See the Captain's and Officers' cabins, how up to 60 crew slept below decks, the weapons, tools, cannons, artefacts from the age of discovery, the ropes hauled by the sailors, the creak of the timbers, the voices of the crew, treasure, pirates and much more....
Are you related to one of the crew? Come aboard and see the crew list.
The Ship and great cabin are available for private or corporate hire. Please ask for details.
Photo by Chris Slack
Get on Board! A great combination of living history, learning and FUN!
Do you have any great photos of the Ship? Please email them to us.