The Golden Hinde

The Golden Hinde is an exact scale, fully operational reconstruction of Sir Francis Drake's 16th century square rigged galleon which sailed round the world from 1577-1580. During a 3 year circumnavigation of the globe, Drake claimed California for Queen Elizabeth I and managed to amass enormous riches for himself and his crew.

The floating museum offers a unique opportunity to look at life on board a 16th century ship, which was once home to 60 people. All crew members are in period dress and there are five decks of exhibits and artefacts of the period including the gun deck and cannons.

Opening Hours
The ship is open 7 days a week but opening times vary depending on pre-booked tours and scheduled events.

The Golden Hinde
St. Mary Overie Dock
Cathedral Street

Location Map

+44 (0)20 7403 0123

Getting There
The Golden Hinde is berthed beside Southwark Cathedral in Bankside between London Bridge and Shakespeare's Globe.

Nearest Tube / Rail Station
London Bridge

Bus Routes
17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 44, 47, 48, 95, 133, 149, 214, 501, 505, 510, 513