Golden Hinde Overnight Living History Experience

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Golden Hinde Sleepover
© Morley von Sternberg
Golden Hinde Sleepover
Golden Hinde Sleepover

An opportunity to sail the seven seas in the company of famous and infamous explorer Sir Francis Drake. Sleepovers aboard the Golden Hinde, a reconstruction of Drake's ship permanently moored on the southern bank of the Thames, offer a 'voyage' in search of hidden treasures, and perhaps a bit of plundering too.

On arrival at 5pm a quick change into Tudor sailor costumes gets everyone set for firing the cannons, learning how to navigate the high seas, and a gruesome barber surgery session looking at how ailments and injuries were treated in Tudor times. After an exhausting evening on the high seas, the young crew bed down on the gun deck among the heavy artillery. During the chilly winter months there are electric radiators and additional blankets available for families who don't fancy replicating the harsh conditions Drake and his crew would have endured. There's a security guard support staff on board all night. Popular for birthday parties, the ship is also available for private hire.

Suitable for ages 6-11, with one adult per group. The events take place monthly.

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