School Visits

The Ship strikes a great balance between living history, learning and being a FUN, exciting 'Pirate Ship' to explore. The indoor Great Cabin has seating for up to 30 children, and standing room for many more. Below deck, the atmospheric lighting and uneven floors give a feeling of how claustrophobic life would have been with up to 80 crew on board amongst barrels of supplies, armoury and food stores. 

The Ship aims to give an accurate representation of life on board by way of:

Showing how the Tudor crew lived with realistic displays and artefacts
Telling the story of Drake's amazing voyage in an interesting and visual way
Sharing the story of Drake's life - from birth in Plymouth to becoming one of the most famous Europeans
Offering 'hands-on' activities such as rope tying and rope hauling

See the What's On Board tab for current activities

A typical visit will comprise:
Welcome on Board
Layout of the Ship explained
Expore the Ships' inside and outside decks
On board costumed storyteller
Interactive questions and answers
Visit to the On Board Shop (if requred)

The costumed storyteller will meet the group on arrival, engage with them, and bring alive the life and times of the officers and the crew on board. 

Cost of School Visits

Groups of 20 or more will usually have exclusive use of the Ship, although there may be a small number of other visitors on board. For smaller groups of up to 20, there may be other visitors on board, depending upon the timing of the visit. 

The cost is *£5.00 per pupil (up to age 16) with no charge for accompanying adults (based on a maximum of 1 per 6 pupils). For groups of 20 or more, this includes a costumed storyteller (subject to the timing of the visit). For smaller groups of 19 or less, there is an additional charge of £20.00 towards the cost of the costumed storyteller. *This price is inclusive of VAT and the price excluding VAT is approximately £4.18. 

Bookings and Payment

Please call 01803 856223 or email with preferred time and date to check availability and to discuss the learning objectives of the visit. 

Payment terms are 14 days before the visit, either by cheque made payable to BRIXHAMS TREASURE LTD or via BACS payment. It may also be possible to arrange payment on the day, please contact us to discuss. 

Places of interest to visit in Brixham

Brixham is a busy fishing port, and there is always plenty to see around the Harbour with it's fishing trawlers and fish market.

Fish Market tours - click HERE 
Brixham Heritage Museum - click

Lifeboat Station - click
Breakwater Beach - click

Brixham Library - click
Berry Head Fort - click
William of Orange Statue - click
Battery Gardens - click

Breakwater and D Day Embarkation Ramps - click
Heritage Fishing Trawlers: Pilgrim & Vigilance - click

Risk Assessment Information. 

We are fully committed to ensuring that pupils visiting are protected and kept safe from harm. We provide safety and hazard information to help organisers ensure that they are satisfied that the ship is suitable for their group, and to assist in briefing the group before their trip. Click here to download the Safety and Hazard Information HERE.

School Visit FAQ. 

Click HERE to download the School Visit Frequently Asked Questions Sheet

School Worksheet. 

A School Worksheet is available. Please download the worksheet HERE the answers to which are to be found around the ship. An answer sheet is available to teachers.