School tours: Key Stage 4

Drake's Circumnavigation - KS3/4

Key Stage KS3, KS4
Price £7.00 per student (one adult per eight students is included in price)
Duration 1 hour


Centred on key historical debates, Drake's Circumnavigation tour is designed specifically to complement your curriculum, unpicking Drake’s relationship to the wider historical landscape and the impact of his voyage. Through a fully interactive experience, your students are encouraged to imagine life at sea and utilise the reconstructed Golden Hinde as a valuable source of historical information.

Learning Objectives:

  • What were the motivation for Drake’s Circumnavigation in 1577? Voyage of Exploration or Voyage of Plunder?
  • What can understanding the motivations, nature and outcomes of the voyage teach us about the Early Modern world?
  • The ship gives us a glimpse into the ‘lived experience’ aboard an Elizabethan Galleon. How can we use this to enrich our understanding of history?

GCSE Exam Board Links:

  • AQA
    Paper 2 - Shaping the Nation:
    Unit BC Elizabethan England, c. 1568 - 1603
  • Edexcel
    Paper 2 - Period Study and British Depth Study
    Unit B4: Early Elizabethan England, 1558–88
  • OCR
    History B
    Component Group 1: The Elizabethans, 1580—1603