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

#179 of 1,529 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
Closed 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$46.29*
and up
River Thames Fast Boat Experience in London
More Info
US$29.96*
and up
Classic London Bike Tour of Central London
More Info
US$53.17*
and up
The London Bridge Experience and Thames River Cruise

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 353 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 183
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Amazingly preserved historic ship

It is quite amazing to visit such an ancient and famous ship, so splendidly preserved. Self-guided tours cost £6, a guided tour £7. Both the outside and the inside are beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
BroLucius
,
Winchester, England
Add Photo Write a Review

353 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 309: English reviews
Winchester, England
Level Contributor
601 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,063 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is quite amazing to visit such an ancient and famous ship, so splendidly preserved. Self-guided tours cost £6, a guided tour £7. Both the outside and the inside are beautiful. You can certainly let your imagination wander as you walk around the interior.

Helpful?
1 Thank BroLucius
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Christmas experience was fab. The kids enjoyed it so much. The staff are great and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has young kids. The elf's were funny and very naughty stealing the Christmas presents and stuff, but great the pirates were there to save the day. Absolute must for activities and 100% value for money. Belinda

Helpful?
1 Thank Belinda R
GoldenHindeII, Manager at Golden Hinde, responded to this review

Dear Belinda, Thank you very much for your review. Golden Hinde offers many ways of learning about Sir Francis Drake and his unbelievable adventure as well as Fun Days and special programmes (such as Pirate Santa's Adventure) that can guarantee an unforgettable time on board for the whole family. Please come back and visit. Merry Christmas! More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I bought a ticket for my partner and our daughter to go see Santa whilst I could prepare for a kids christmas party at home. They both came back with huge smiles on their faces and so happy and excited. They had an amazing time on the Golden Hinde. Loads of activities and a goodie bag! Def value for money!!... More 

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

Dear Cecile, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are delighted to hear your family had a wonderful time on board. Please come back and visit... Merry Christmas! More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
91 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Golden Hinde on one of our frequent visits to the South Bank. Obtained reduced 2:1 tickets at the gift shop and found we were the only ones on board on this occasion. Imagine it gets pretty crowded if school parties are visiting though. The ship is well maintained and there are a number of interesting side shows to... More 

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

Thank you very much for your detailed review. We really appreciate you helping us spread the word as Golden Hinde has a lot to offer! We work really trying to maintain the ship for the schools that come and visit all year round. Thanks again for your visit and for your review. Merry Christmas! More 

Surrey U.K
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spent a long weekend in Central London at the end of summer and was struggling for something that I felt would entertain my 5 year old daughter. I found the Golden Hinde on TA and I purchased 3 tickets for the 'Pirate Fun day'. On first impressions the ship is small and I think that if I'd bought tickets to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Autarky71
GoldenHindeII, Manager at Golden Hinde, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted you and your daughter had a great time on board! Please help us spread the word and come back and visit. Golden Hinde offers different programmes that are a fantastic way of learning while having fun! More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best places I have taken students for a long time, come to life by an amazing tour guide Iain. He is so energetic and engaging and the students loved his stories. The ship is fascinating and Iain brought the age of Drake alive.

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

Dear Tom, Thank you very much for your review. We are so happy your group had a great time learning on board. We really hope you come back. Merry Christmas! More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Another 1/2 term & another trip to the Golden Hinde. This is a firm favourite- my son is now 10 & we have come three times over the last two years. It's easy to get to- just a short walk frm London Bridge ( look up at the Shard), quick trot through Borough Market et Voila! It's easy to buy... More 

Helpful?
Thank TBJELLYROLL3
GoldenHindeII, Manager at Golden Hinde, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back and for your lovely review! We are happy to hear that your son keeps enjoying the programmes we offer. More 

Ruislip
Level Contributor
105 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Visited,wile on a day trip to the 'Clink Prison'.Went midweek outside of school holidays,there where only 6 other people on board,had the chance to have a good look round.Did not realize,this is a sea going ship and has sailed to America.It was fascinating to see, the cramped conditions,for the sailors and the luxury of the captains cabin,I would not have... More 

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

Dear Nick, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you were able to visit us. When you have a chance, come back as we offer public programmes every Saturday. More 

A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We went to the pirate fun day on Saturday 22nd October @ 11am. There were 24 kids and 20 adults in our group. The ship is amazing and the kids had so much fun. The two actors Gun Powder Meg and Sid were very entertaining and kept the children engaged throughout the whole experience. It was also very historically informative.... More 

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
GoldenHindeII, Manager at Golden Hinde, responded to this review

Dear Maria, Thank you very much for your fantastic review. It was our pleasure to have you on board for our Pirate Fun Day! Please come back and visit as we offer many public programmes that are a great way of learning while having fun. More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The price is well worth going in,with the staff in shop that sell the tickets being really friendly and chatty with a good liitle selection of gifts for kids and adults at good prices,the Golden Hinde is a brilliant little ship with a brilliant view of the river

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

Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy you had a great time on board. 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