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Golden Hind Museum Ship

| The Quayside, Brixham Harbour, Brixham TQ5 8AW, England
+44 1803 856223
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Worth seeing

It was open so we gave it a go. We found it to be interesting, informative and entertaining. OK... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Derby, United Kingdom
Very enlightening

Although likely go be a complete nightmare in peak periods because it is so small, the visit is a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mike E
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“below deck” (18 reviews)
“treasure hunt” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| The Quayside, Brixham Harbour, Brixham TQ5 8AW, England
+44 1803 856223
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was open so we gave it a go. We found it to be interesting, informative and entertaining. OK so it isn't really a replica as it's built on a steel barge hull but it is, nevertheless, worth visiting to get some idea of what...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Although likely go be a complete nightmare in peak periods because it is so small, the visit is a real insight to the challenges the sailors/pirates faced. I knew it was a replica, but I thought it was scaled down - not all - it's...More

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I've been on-board a few times and it keeps getting better. The staff are very friendly and our boy loved the wheel, canons and plank that's been added at the back. There's also a skull hunt to take part in. It's worth noting that it...More

1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 7 November 2017

What a fascinating experience! They have done an excellent job of presenting the history around the vessel in a way that is enjoyable for young and old alike. I loved it!

Thank LuxuriousNomad_com
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Only did this because my 10 year old wanted to. I thought £12 was a bit step for what looked like would be a 5 minute scoot around a ship. How wrong was I? The ladies acting as guides on-board were fantastic as was the...More

1  Thank Mick W
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Our twin boys longed to go aboard the 'Pirate Ship', so we were rewarded with a family ticket (£18) and a very engaging experience. The staff were excellent and guided us through the various parts of the ship. The information on display was informative and...More

Thank Youngs2003
GoldenHindCrew, Manager at Golden Hind Museum Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you for your visit and review. The crew will be thrilled with your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed the visit and the various activities onboard. We are now closed for Winter maintenance but will welcome all visitors back when we reopen for...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017

Very good 1-2 hours - plenty to do on a small ship, with things to do or read for young to older children and adults. If you buy a family ticket you get a free gift book worth £5.

Thank Terry D
Reviewed 26 October 2017

My five year old son and I visited The Golden Hind museum ship during October half term. There was a Halloween quiz which was fun. There is also lots of interesting history to see. We were particularly surprised about where sailors went to the toilet...More

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Visited around Halloween and they had put on a little stamp and skull hunt which was fun for the kids. Staff very helpful and approachable. Spent about an hour or so on the boat. Very interesting to see how people survived, lived and died on...More

Thank bremnerclan72
Reviewed 22 October 2017

have done this a few times over the years with different nieces & nephews and it have changed ,when I first came aboard it was like a history time capsule ,dark you could not see a lot (I know this is a copy ship) and...More

Thank Andrew P
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31 August 2017|
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Response from Rebecca P | Reviewed this property |
I don't know for certain but I would guess no. the ship has steep ladders, I think it would be extremely difficult. However the staff were very helpful so perhaps see if you can contact them via the website to ask the... More
16 September 2015|
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Response from GoldenHindCrew | Property representative |
Hi there. Well behaved dogs are welcome on the Ship. We look forward to welcoming you on board. Golden Hind Team