Mock swordfight with actors on one of our tours

Uncover the past with our fun and educational tours

Come aboard the Golden Hinde II and experience what life was like for a Tudor sailor.

Our interactive tours offer the perfect blend of history and entertainment, and are ideal for families and individuals alike.

Events are held throughout the year (except Christmas/Boxing Day), and you can order tickets by calling +44 (0)207 403 0123 or e-mailing our Events Team.

We reserve the right to cancel or alter any scheduled public event up to 24 hours before it is due to take place if there are insufficient numbers.

Guided Tours

Suitability: Family-friendly

Let our costumed actors bring the history of the Golden Hinde to life with tales of Sir Francis Drake and his voyage around the world.

As well as exploring every area of the ship, participants will have the chance to raise the anchor and fire the guns.

Tickets: £7 Adults, £5 Children, £20 Family of 4, £5 Concessions.

The maximum group booking for a public tour is 10 people.

Brand New! Golden Tour

Suitability: Children 6+

Similar to the Guided Tour, the history of Golden Hinde and Sir Francis Drake is brought to life through stories, firing of the guns, and raising of the anchor.

The Golden Tour includes a special visit from a 16th century Barber Surgeon who discusses the hardships and illnesses that came with life at sea. This brand-new segment takes a look at how illnesses were diagnosed, and the various Tudor treatments that were applied from those for minor ailments through to a full limb amputation.

The Barber Surgeon will use a barber surgery prop box full of rather frightening tools to better illustrate the various treatments used in 16th century healthcare and surgery.

Tickets: £15 per person, £56 Family of 4.

**Discount available for subscribers to “Friends of Golden Hinde”.  Email admin@goldenhinde.com to receive your discount!**

Self-Guided Tours

Suitability: Family-friendly

Learn about the history of the Golden Hinde at a leisurely pace with our self-guided tour programme.

These tours are available during other events but charged accordingly (the prices below are applicable when no events are scheduled).

Self-Guided tours may be limited during busy periods on the ship (i.e. during full programmes), please check availability in advance to avoid disappointment.

Tickets: £6 Adults, £4.50 Children, £18 Family of 4, £4.50 Concessions.

Drake Fun Days

Suitability: Children 6 years+

Just who was Sir Francis Drake?

Relive the life of this famous Tudor explorer through informative stories and fantastic games.

Join our madcap characters for a fun-filled adventure, and find out if Drake left any treasure on board the ship.

Tickets: £7 Adults, £5 Children, £20 Family of 4.

The maximum group booking for a public tour is 10 people.

Tudor Fun Days

Suitability: Children 6 years+

Step back in time and learn about the House of Tudor in a unique way that children will love!

Led by two eccentric 16th century characters, our gruesome stories, crazy games, and fun activities will leave both kids and parents informed and entertained.

It’s perfect for those studying the Tudors at school!

Tickets: £7 Adults, £5 Children, £20 Family of 4.

The maximum group booking for a public event is 10 people.

Pirate Fun Days

Suitability: Children 4 years+

On this event for young children, your little pirates will join our crew, raise the anchor, and fire the cannons – before trying to find the treasure we have hidden on board the ship.

Tickets: £7 Adults, £5 Children, £20 Family of 4.

The maximum group booking for a public event is 10 people.

Tudor Battle Experience

Suitability: Children 6 years+

Join this amazing event where children will be transported back to the 16th century to become crew members of the Golden Hinde.

As well as experiencing life on board for the sailors, they will learn how they defended the ship and tended to the wounded.

Tickets: £7 Adults, £7 Children, £25 Family of 4.

The maximum group booking for a public event is 10 people.

Family Overnight Living History Experience

Suitability: Children 6 years+

A unique experience, where children will be dressed as Tudor sailors and become members of the crew.

After learning the ship’s rules, they will be trained in navigation, barber surgery, and gunning, before bedding down to sleep amongst the weapons on the Gun Deck – but remember, the Spanish could strike at any time!

A Tudor style dinner and continental breakfast is provided.

Available: Monthly (Please check our website for specific dates offered)

Tickets: £45.00 per person.

Ticket information

The maximum group booking for a public event is 10 people.

All children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Children 3 and under enter free of charge.

Proof of ID will be required for concessions (senior citizens and students).

Family tickets are based on a group of 4 people and must include at least one child.