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Proper Pirate ship - well worth a visit

Kids loved running around pretending to be pirates. The guides were very helpful - there was a good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
Good fun

Very interesting and good fun to see how Sir Francis Drake and his crew lived. All the staff on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scotty D
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| The Quayside, Brixham Harbour, Brixham TQ5 8AW, England
+44 1803 856223
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 August 2014

well welll well, i have left it too long to visit this floating piece of english history, in facts its part of all our histories if you think about it. my wife and i run a small local business and thus never really get time...More

3  Thank chris a
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 November 2012

This is a tourist "trap" that has absolutely no historical integrity whatsoever. It claims to be a full size replica, but this is completely untrue. It is based on a steel barge and if anyone was crazy enough to take it to sea and hoist...More

15  Thank Roddy C
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Reviewed today via mobile

Unable to review this properly as it was shut, even though the opening hours on the website stated the contrary. Had travelled with a young person I was mentoring and it was disappointing and needed me to change plans quickly.

Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to Brixham to look around and visit The Golden Hind. Sadly when we got there it was all closed up. We could only see it from the quay. There was some post dotted around so we got the general information about it. I really...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids loved running around pretending to be pirates. The guides were very helpful - there was a good sticker trail to follow and as we went on Halloween there was a count the tiny pumpkin game which led to the kids winning mini skulls! My...More

Thank BricknellKing
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting and good fun to see how Sir Francis Drake and his crew lived. All the staff on board were very friendly and informative

Thank Scotty D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on this boat which was a replica and didn't take long to go around. However there was a stamp game where you have to collect stamps for a prize at the end. I would recommend doing this as it is makes it more...More

Thank Explore08277267112
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During the course of my business ( I am a Commercial Estate Agent I give my potential purchasers a trip around Torbay, without exception my people want to see the Golden Hind.

Thank Orbslos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended to visit this full-sized replica of Drake's famous ship and were not disappointed. Shown around by two charming Austrian girls, we took our time and learned a lot of history as well as seeing how cramped and unhealthy were the living conditions...More

Thank Geoffrey B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The golden hind is a very good and cool pirate ship. It may not be the original ship, but it is a very good replica! It has a stamp activity for kids where you stamp a card 8 times in different parts of the ship....More

Thank jacobgrage
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

This museum is in a full size replica of the famous Golden Hind, permanently moored in the harbour. The first thing that strikes you is how small the ship really was considering the original was at sea for three years! After you look around the...More

Thank Snoozing_Cat
Reviewed 6 October 2018

There is a surprising amount of information and pictures/ items on the ship. Although it looks quite small from the quayside, it is a full sized replica and has plenty of interesting information on the decks and in the cabins / hold. Worth a look...More

Thank HelenCopestake
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Anne L
30 August 2018|
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Response from Mary E |
Well behaved dogs kept on the lead are welcome on board. 🐕🐩🐾
27 July 2018|
Response from VicheartsJP | Reviewed this property |
Some of the ship is but there are steps down to the lower and upper desks which you wouldn't not be able to get the pushchair up and down so you might struggle to see much. Hope this helps
29 April 2018|
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Response from NeilyBuoy | Property representative |
Ahoy there! You can pay on arrival pre-booking is not necessary. Golden Hind Crew