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Get to grips with the history surrounding Francis Drake’s circumnavigation and uncover the challenges of life at sea in the 16th century!

Utilising interactive maps, replica handling sessions and a guided exploration of The Golden Hinde, Drake’s Circumnavigation is their most popular 1-hour programme for KS3/4.

Students will be asked to think critically about the motivations behind the voyage, before heading below deck to get a sense of the reality of early modern seafaring.

Pupils will also be provided with our pre and post-visit resources, designed to encourage them to get the most out of their visit.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the motivations behind Drake’s circumnavigation and its impact on the early modern world.
  • To utilise the environment of the ship and its replica collection to gain a clear understanding of the difficulties and dangers faced by 16th-century mariners.
  • To develop historical skills of enquiry, comparison, and debate.

Key info

Suitable for: KS3, KS4

Age Groups: 11-14, 14-16

Subjects: History

Topics: Tudors, Elizabethans, 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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