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The Golden Hinde

Everything you need to plan your school trip to The Golden Hinde. Including free teaching resources, workshops, virtual activities & teaching ideas.

The Golden Hinde, London

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What we love

A full-scale and fully operational replica of Francis Drake’s iconic ship just a short walk from London Bridge.
Free teaching resources, activities and presentations to bring the school trip back into the classroom.
Fun, interactive, educational workshops to help your students explore a range of historical topics.
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“Fantastic staff who were very well informed about the history of the vessel and the society of Elizabethan England. Easy to book and brilliant team to work with.”

History Teacher, Dover Grammar School

School trip offer

1 free adult ticket per 8 students
Rate available for school groups of 8+. 1 free adult ticket for every 8 student tickets bought. Extra adult tickets from £7. All tickets subject to availability.

We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up-to-date. However, please contact us directly if you need any further information or have a particular question. Unless specified otherwise, all prices include VAT.

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About The Golden Hinde

A full-scale and fully operational replica of Francis Drake’s iconic ship, The Golden Hinde is the perfect place to visit for anyone studying the Elizabethans, pirates or explorers.

Designed to complement the national curriculum, their hands-on educational programmes give students a sense of the lived experience of 16th-century mariners in order to enrich their understanding of key historical events. Raise the anchor, fire the cannons and discover what life was truly like for Elizabethan seafarers.

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School trip & venue info

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Curriculum links

Subjects: History, Politics, PSHE, Religious Studies

Topics: Elizabethans, Explorers, Pirates, Sir Francis Drake, The Spanish Armada, Tudors

Ages & suitability

Suitable for: EYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4

Age Groups: Under 5, 5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16

Min. Age: Suitable for all ages

Things to know

Teachers: 1 free adult ticket per 8 students

Min. Group Size: 8 students

Adult/Student Ratio: At least 1 adult for every 8 students for KS1 & KS2. At least 1 adult per group for KS3+

SEND: Suitable for children with SEND (please speak to us for more information)

Risk Assessment: A risk assessment is available

First Aid: A qualified first aider is on-site at all times

Accessibility

Find out everything you need to know about the Accessibility of this school trip in the link below.

We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up-to-date. However, please contact us directly if you need any further information or have a particular question. Unless specified otherwise, all prices include VAT.

Address

St Mary Overie Dock
Cathedral Street
London
SE1 9DE

Coach parking & drop-off

Coach drop-off area nearby

Times

Day programmes:
10am – 4pm

Overnight programmes:
Begin at 17:00

Duration

From 1 – 3 hours
(depending on session)

Dates

Ongoing

Workshops & add-ons

At Venue

Take part in a guided exploration of The Golden Hinde and experience life at sea in the 16th century with this workshop for KS2.

KS2

At Venue

Uncover the history of pirates from Ancient Egypt to the present day with The Golden Hinde's Pirate workshop for KS1.

KS1

Online

Join The Golden Hinde for a Virtual Voyage and discover the story of Francis Drake’s circumnavigation.

KS2

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Free Teaching Resources

This presentation from The Golden Hinde explores the life and history of Pirates and Sir Francis Drake.

KS2

This presentation from The Golden Hinde explores the life and history of Pirates.

KS1

A fun educational activity book from The Golden Hinde.

KS1, KS2, KS3

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