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Golden Hind Museum Ship

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Address: | The Quayside, Brixham Harbour, Brixham TQ5 8AW, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 856223
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Golden Hind in Brixham Harbour, is one of only two full sized replicas...

The Golden Hind in Brixham Harbour, is one of only two full sized replicas in the world of 16th century explorer and privateer Sir Francis Drake's famous ship. 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 and on-board activities.

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How many times have we driven past and said "we must go aboard".We live in the Bay,so on a visit to Brixham, on board we went,great fun, even if we have left our childhood a long... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How many times have we driven past and said "we must go aboard".We live in the Bay,so on a visit to Brixham, on board we went,great fun, even if we have left our childhood a long time ago. In fact no doubt we will go aboard again. Thanks to all the crew who made us feel very welcome

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GoldenHindCrew, Owner at Golden Hind Museum Ship, responded to this review

Many thanks for visiting and taking the time to write such a poignant review - it's much appreciated. We love it when locals enjoy the ship and their time on it. We're now closed for winter maintenance but we look forward to seeing you again in 2017. More 

Thetford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on as a family of 6 and came away pirates... the staff were warm and welcoming, we learnt lots and really enjoyed our visit thank you for allowing us on board!

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GoldenHindCrew, Owner at Golden Hind Museum Ship, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit. Delighted that you enjoyed your time onboard and came aways as pirates! There is a huge amount of history packed aboard, not least the fascinating story of how Drake was the first English captain to sail around the world and bring back over £480m worth of treasure which Elizabeth Ist was more then... More 

Harlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Took my five year old son to the Golden Hind today when we visited Brixham Harbour. Was really impressed with the information and attention to detail. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Some of the steps may have been difficult for small children or people who aren't so steady on their feet, but what else would you expect from... More 

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GoldenHindCrew, Owner at Golden Hind Museum Ship, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to do a review and we're glad that we were able to give you a personal welcome to our fascinating and unique museum. For sure there are some steps and narrow passageways as there would have been on the original Tudor ship, but were glad that you were able to see everything and enjoy... More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Great little adventure to see so included it in with yr trip down to the harbour ... kids will love it ... nooks and crannies on the wonderful museum ship ... well worth a visit...

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GoldenHindCrew, Owner at Golden Hind Museum Ship, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit. It means a lot to us that you enjoyed your time onboard. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. The Golden Hind Crew. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We went on a windy October half-term and it was great. Loved the activities, walking the plank, and the adults even learnt something on this full size replica of the Golden Hind. Well worth a visit any time of the year!

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GoldenHindCrew, Owner at Golden Hind Museum Ship, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. Halloween week is truly one of our favourite weeks of the year and the ship looks great with it's flags and buntings and we're so glad that you enjoyed it as well. Of course we are closed during the winter from November to February half terms for maintenance, but we will be reopening soon and... More 

Chesterfield
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Having walked around the boat several times over the years the kids are finally at an age (6 & 8) where they are taking an active interest in things like this and finally it did feel like £18 well spent. They had a few activities around the ship where the kids had to find stamps and stamp a number pad... More 

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GoldenHindCrew, Manager at Golden Hind Museum Ship, responded to this review

Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and found it good value. Of course you can visit as many times as you like in one day with our 'revisit hand stamp' which is very popular with visitors. Many thanks for visiting. The Golden Hind Crew. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A realy lovely ship sat in harbour you can go on and wonder around all decorated with flags .this is a real winner with kids

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GoldenHindCrew, Manager at Golden Hind Museum Ship, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your family visit. The older generation often really enjoy the history of Drake's momentous three year circumnavigation as well. Amazing what they achieved over 400 years ago on a ship barely 75x21 feet in size. Thanks again. The Golden Hind Crew. More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I visited the old ship which sank some years ago. The new ship is sympathetically done and is very interesting. The staff on board are very friendly and knowledgeable. It was a very interesting visit. I would well recommend it

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GoldenHindCrew, Manager at Golden Hind Museum Ship, responded to this review

Wow, we can't believe that you revisited after 46 years but thank you so much for doing so and we're glad that you enjoyed it and the story. The Golden Hind Crew are immensely proud of the ship and it's history and we're glad that they conveyed their enthusiasm to you. Please do visit us in 2017. We're closed for... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This ship is a bit on the small side but the decks are well worth a walk around and the gift shop has a lot of nice souvenirs.

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GoldenHindCrew, Manager at Golden Hind Museum Ship, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and we're glad that you liked the Worlds End gift shop on board which is full of treasure and other pirate inspired gifts for children and adults. Thanking yee once again from the Golden Hind Crew. More 

Andover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

In Brixham, you should go on the replica of the Golden Hind to experience what going to see in Drake's time was like. The ship is smaller than most people expect. There are kitschy displays of treasure and other artifacts. Information boards are there but were quite difficult to read in the low lighting. Beware that the ship is often... More 

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GoldenHindCrew, Owner at Golden Hind Museum Ship, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your top tips. We have occasional school trips in the mornings out of peak hours between 11 and 12am but we're glad that you were still able to spend time aboard and enjoy your visit. Of course we offer free same day re-admittance hand stamps which are very popular enabling families and visitors to... More 

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