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Take part in a guided exploration of The Golden Hinde and experience life at sea in the 16th century, then get hands-on with the equipment of the ship’s Barber Surgeon to investigate maritime medical practices.

The Golden Hinde’s costumed educators bring history to life with replica handling sessions and role-play as pupils are immersed in the unique environment of our amazing galleon.

Students will also be provided with their pre and post-visit resources, designed to encourage them to respond critically and creatively to get the most out of their visit.

Learning Objectives

  • To find out about the history of Francis Drake and his 1577-80 circumnavigation of the world.
  • To understand how and why medicine was practised in the 16th century through an examination of replica equipment.
  • To understand day-to-day life on an Elizabethan ship and how it differs from their own experiences.
  • To develop skills of comparison, enquiry and communication.
  • To develop creative writing and drawing skills.

Key info

Suitable for: KS2

Age Groups: 7-11

Subjects: Art & Design, English, History

Topics: Tudors, Creative Writing, Elizabethans, Drawing, Explorers, Sir Francis Drake

Type: At Venue

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: £7 per student

Dates: Ongoing

Min. Group Size: 15

Max. Group Size: Groups larger than 30 will be split in multiple sessions

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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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