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Tudor Takeover!

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F5444BE2-DA83-40AD-943D-C87250C99BE6The Golden Hinde, London , SE1 9DE

Experience the adventures of The Golden Hinde like never before and join us for our Tudor Takeover! It’s a voyage you’ll never forget.

Online ticket booking closes in the morning for each day, if you aren't able to book online, tickets will be available on the day at the ship.

Feeling victorious after their historic circumnavigation, Francis Drake is sworn to keep the details to himself by Queen Elizabeth I, who is trying to avoid a war. Come on board, where the captain and his crew will tell you everything - as long as you promise not to tell anyone else - in our brand new theatre piece The Captain's Tale.

Learn the perilous art of Elizabethan seafaring and set a course for England.

Explore life as a gunner during Drake’s raids of the Pacific in A Gunner’s Life for Me.

Join the grisly Barber Surgeon and encounter the grim realities of disease and injury aboard a 16th Century galleon.

Activity schedule:

11:00 - 11:25  The Captain’s Tale
11:45 - 12:00  See you later, Navigator! 
12:00 - 12:25  A Gunner’s Life for Me
12:30 - 12:45  The Barber Surgeon Will See You Now
12:45 - 13:00 See you later, Navigator!

13:45 - 14:00 Raising The Anchor
14:00 - 14:15 The Barber Surgeon Will See You Now
14:15 - 14:40 A Gunner's Life For Me

15:00 - 15:25  The Captain’s Tale
15:45 - 16:00  See you later, Navigator!
16:00 - 16:25  A Gunner’s Life for Me
16:30 - 16:45  The Barber Surgeon Will See You Now
16:45 - 17:00 See you later, Navigator!
17:45 Last Entry (close at 18:00)

Your ticket is suitable for any session.

Buggy parking is very limited, please make sure buggies are folded when aboard the ship.

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Everything you need to know

Before you attend

  • 1C13C08C-FE15-4C63-AB3F-8C8863FD7EF3 All equipment provided

During the session

  • 1C13C08C-FE15-4C63-AB3F-8C8863FD7EF3 Adult and child participate together

Ratings & reviews

113 ratings






Highly rated for…
1C13C08C-FE15-4C63-AB3F-8C8863FD7EF3 Fun for Everyone
1C13C08C-FE15-4C63-AB3F-8C8863FD7EF3 Good Atmosphere
1C13C08C-FE15-4C63-AB3F-8C8863FD7EF3 Value for Money

What families are saying

August 2019

The ship and the show was great and my 5yo enjoyed it, but it was only 20 min long. It advertises as being 30 min which I felt was on the short side so was left a bit unsatisfied when it finished after 20 min

April 2019

It was not puppet show. Rather a movie. The ‘movie’ lasted only for 15 min. It doesn’t worse £5/person.

April 2019

The puppet show was interesting. I do think the show wasn't age appropriate - the children (aged 2-5) were scared of the pirate and dragon. It was raining so very wet inside, plus steep staircases - not user friendly with young children. Would have struggled with a 1 year old


The Golden Hinde

Cathedral Street

London SE1 9DE

London Bridge

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Limited buggy parking

Activity Benefits

Expands the imagination

Makes children smile

Makes learning fun

Supports the school curriculum

About the Organiser

The Golden Hinde
Sail through history aboard Sir Francis Drake's world famous ship. Welcoming visitors and schools to learn about her fascinating history as the first English ship to sail around the world.
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