The Golden Hinde Secures Grant for Mizzen Mast Replacement

11th March 2024
The Golden Hinde Secures Grant for Mizzen Mast Replacement

The Golden Hinde has received a significant boost with the approval of a £700 grant dedicated to replacing its Mizzen Mast. This funding, awarded by the National Historic Ships UK's Small Grants Scheme, marks a pivotal moment in the ongoing efforts to preserve and maintain this iconic ship.

The Mizzen Mast is one of three masts on The Golden Hinde - integral in ensuring that the ship looks visually and historically accurate - and the grant will contribute directly to the reconstruction of a new Mizzen Mast as part of the ongoing full refit of The Golden Hinde.

"We are thrilled to announce the £700 award from the National Historic Ships UK. This grant is a testament to the recognition of The Golden Hinde's cultural and historical significance, and will play a significant role in our ongoing commitment to preserving our historic vessel for future generations," said Roddy Coleman, Director of The Golden Hinde.

Roddy Coleman added, "We are deeply grateful to National Historic Ships UK for their belief in our vision and commitment to The Golden Hinde’s reconstruction, ensuring that it can last long into the future and remain a cultural and historical asset for anyone interested in Tudor and or maritime history.”

The Golden Hinde is a full-scale reconstruction of the ship sailed by Sir Francis Drake during his circumnavigation of the globe in the 16th century, and is a popular educational and historical attraction in London’s Bankside. 

The Small Grants Scheme is funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, as well as from the National Historic Ships UK’s Historic Ships Insurance scheme with Winter & Co (Marine) Ltd, and this year awarded eleven grants (from more than thirty applications).

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