Thursday, January 26, 2012
World's first Maritime Museum
Sir Francis Drake’s ship, the GOLDEN HINDE, was designated as the WORLD’S FIRST MARITIME MUSEUM in 1581, by Queen Elizabeth 1.
Drake travelled over 140,000 miles in this tiny 16th century galleon. A full-size replica of the GOLDEN HINDE is on permanent display on the Thames near London Bridge.
Be advised: it is down a side alley and if you are sailing down the Thames and blink you can easily miss it.