Click on the video to be transported back in time...
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.
MAY OPENING HOURS:
Now open everyday 1000hrs to 1600hrs
* Sunday 31st May. If wet the Ship will open at 1100hrs
We look forward to welcoming you on board
Child £4.00 (Aged 3 and over)
Family Ticket £15.00 (2+2)
Over 65's £4.00
Adult Personalised Guided Tour £10.00 per person (bookable online only)
Click HERE to book online
Note: Opening hours may vary due to weather and tides.
NEW 2015. Click HERE to buy Golden Hind Guide Book (40pp)
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 435 years ago. Shakespeare was thirteen 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 40,000 miles later, with a vast cargo of treasure worth hundreds of millions of pounds in today's money. 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 70. 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 three metres.
Step back in time...
See the Captain's and Officers' cabins, how up to 60 crew and prisoners 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.
Photo by Chris Slack
Get on Board! A great combination of living history, learning and FUN!