We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Golden Hinde

#170 of 1,557 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: St. Mary Overie Dock | Cathedral St., London SE1 9DE, England
Phone Number:
+44 870 011 8700
Website
Today
10:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Visit this living-history museum and find out what it was like to sail the...

Visit this living-history museum and find out what it was like to sail the mighty seas aboard an Elizabethan galleon during the adventurous days of the 16th century.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$46.95*
and up
River Thames Fast Boat Experience in London
More Info
US$30.39*
and up
Classic London Bike Tour of Central London
More Info
US$53.93*
and up
The London Bridge Experience and Thames River Cruise

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 367 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 190
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Sir Francis Drake

This ship circumnavigated the globe from 1577 to 1580 by Sir Francis Drake and is one of two full size replicas, the other being in Brixham in Devon. This is an excellent sight... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
ray r
Add Photo Write a Review

367 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 322: English reviews
Level Contributor
687 reviews
577 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This ship circumnavigated the globe from 1577 to 1580 by Sir Francis Drake and is one of two full size replicas, the other being in Brixham in Devon. This is an excellent sight and is close to Southwark Bridge.

Helpful?
Thank ray r
GoldenHindeII, Manager at Golden Hinde, responded to this review

Dear Ray, Thank you for your review. Golden Hinde II was the dream of two American businessmen, Albert Elledge and Art Blum, who, in 1968, wished to commemorate the upcoming 400th anniversary of Sir Francis Drake’s landing on the west coast of North America in 1579. As there were no plans of the original ship, Loring Christian Norgaard, a Californian... More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family (2 adults, boy, 6 years and two girls, 9 years) did the overnight experience on the Golden Hinde. We had a brilliant time! The actors were great at teaching us some history as well as entertaining us with their comedic performances. Staying overnight on the boat was a unique adventure that topped off the evening. To get the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Michelle L
GoldenHindeII, Manager at Golden Hinde, responded to this review

Dear Michelle, Thank you very much for your visit and your review! We are so happy you and your family had a great time during our Family Overnight Living History Experience. It is indeed, a truly unforgettable experience as well as a great way of learning. If you can, please help us spread the word! More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Golden Hinde today with our 3 children (14 , 8 , 8 ) . It was brilliant 😁 The tour guides were funny , witty and kept the children entertained for the whole experience . Our youngest son described the day as a learning treat 🤗 Would recommend it for ages (even our teenager enjoyed it )... More 

Helpful?
Thank davem1977
GoldenHindeII, Manager at Golden Hinde, responded to this review

Dear Dave, Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted your whole family enjoyed our Guided Tour! Please help us spread the word! More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my two sons here (8 and 10) as they'd been reading about Sir France's Drake. Really good fun as we just made it in time for the one of organised treasure hunts. The staff were jolly and fun. And engaged all the kids all the time until the end when each child received two chocolate coins. Good fun, go... More 

Helpful?
Thank Matt F
GoldenHindeII, Manager at Golden Hinde, responded to this review

Dear Matt, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so happy you had fun on board. Please come back to visit. More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is one of Londons hidden Gems! The Actors/Guides were amazing we did not stop for 90 mins packed full with fun facts, history, the ship and plenty of games with the adults included! Brilliant value and would have happily paid more. Great package I will recommend it to everyone.

Helpful?
Thank Andrew M
GoldenHindeII, Manager at Golden Hinde, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, Thank you very much for your fantastic review. Please help us spread the word. Hope you come back and visit. More 

Bracknell
Level Contributor
99 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled across the Tudor Fun Day and very glad we did. The two guys working (Michael and Andrew) were brilliant and really gave the kids a great experience.

Helpful?
Thank travesty89
GoldenHindeII, Manager at Golden Hinde, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit! Our Tudor sailors are indeed brilliant. Please come back as we offer many ways of learning while having fun. More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 7 year old Grandson and myself went into London to visit the 'Golden Hinde'. The easy way in which to obtain tickets was great. Once purchased from a shop nearby they gave you a code which enabled to access the door and onto the boat. Once on board it was just great for my Grandson. It was not busy... More 

Helpful?
Thank robsS6782LF
GoldenHindeII, Manager at Golden Hinde, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit, we are glad you enjoyed your time on board. Please come back and visit, we are sure your Grandson will have a great time with our sailors in one of our Fun Days! More 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my 9 year olds to the pirate fun day today on the golden hinde and had a great time. The two actors were brilliant. They engaged beautifully with the children and kids from toddlers to ten year olds had a real laugh. Even my 70 year old mum really enjoyed herself. Used our Tesco vouchers so amazingly good value... More 

Helpful?
Thank Emmajwyatt
GoldenHindeII, Manager at Golden Hinde, responded to this review

Dear Emma, Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted to hear that you had a great time on board! Our actor are, indeed, amazing and bring the ship to life. Please help us spread the word and come back to visit! More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
341 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a school trip for reception age children. And the carers loved it as much as the children. Well organised with a great tour guide who brought history to life. They raised an anchor and shot a miniature canon - all in a days life of a pirate! There was also a warm dry cabin to have some... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nick B
GoldenHindeII, Manager at Golden Hinde, responded to this review

Dear Nick, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that your class enjoyed our Pirate Tour! Please help us spread the word :) More 

London
Level Contributor
49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We bought our tickets from the shop along the street, they give you the door code to go in. When my son and I got there, we were the only people aboard. It was great to explore by ourselves imagining what life was like. With a pamphlet explaining what we were looking at we could easily soak up all there... More 

Helpful?
Thank bee1001
GoldenHindeII, Manager at Golden Hinde, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for your review. Self-guided tours are usually available during the week, but may be limited during busy periods on the ship (i.e. during full programmes). We have Guided Tours and Fun Days on Saturdays and during Half Term. Please come back and visit! More 

Travellers who viewed Golden Hinde also viewed

 

Been to Golden Hinde? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Golden Hinde and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Golden Hinde staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Southwark

Neighbourhood Profile
Southwark
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighbourhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
Explore this neighbourhood