An Antique Copy of Sir Francis Drake’s Famous Snare Drum

A superb old replica of Sir Francis Drake’s famous drum. Beautifully made in wood with stuffed detailing. Charming painted crest.

Drake’s Drum is a snare drum that Sir Francis Drake took with him when he circumnavigated the world. Shortly before he died he ordered the drum to be taken to Buckland Abbey and vowed that if England were ever in danger and someone was to beat the drum he would return to defend the country. According to legend it can be heard to beat at times when England is at war or significant national events take place.



Height 45cm

Diameter 43cm


Condition: Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. If you require any specific information please do not hesitate to get in contact. Please note the wear. The top is plastic and the base has a skin drumming surface with a puncture in it.

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