Cutty Sark - Royal Museums Greenwich

The Cutty Sark, a British tea clipper ship, against a bright blue sky
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Built to last only 30 years, the 1869 clipper was in urgent need of conservation work by the end of 2006 when The Cutty Sark Conservation Project started. The ship is of composite construction, and so the conservation process is a complicated one! This is the biggest overhaul the ship has had in over fifty years and will ensure that no major work is required for another fifty years.

The Project will not only conserve the vessel, but will also result in a greatly enhanced visitor attraction with exciting new exhibitions presenting stories from the ship’s eventful history. An inspiring learning resource, when re-opened Cutty Sark will bring the bygone era of sail to life.

Venue Type:

Ship or maritime heritage site, Heritage site, Museum

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Opening hours

Monday-Sunday, 10.00-17.00. Easter extended opening: open till 18.00, 25-30 March & 2-7 April. Closed 24-26 December.
Last admission:
16.15

Admission charges

Pre-book your ticket online and jump the queue when you visit. Hearing impaired visitors enjoy concessionary rates to the ship and carers enter for free.

Free to members

Adults: £13.50 / £12.15 without Voluntary donation
Children: £7 / £6.30 without Voluntary donation. Under-5s visit free
Concessions: £11.50 / £10.35 without Voluntary donation
Family (1 adult): £24 / £21.60 without Voluntary donation. Valid for one adult and up to two children
Family (2 adults): £35

Please visit the website for more ticket prices

The existing collections consist principally of the 1869 composite clipper ship Cutty Sark, and her contents. In addition the Trust possesses a collections of artefacts relating to the ship and her history, designers, builders, owners, crews, cargoes, the clipper ship genre, the Merchant Navy and Robert Burns. Of particular note are the collections of journals, logs, drawings, paintings, photographs and published material relating to the construction, working life and restoration of Cutty Sark. In addtion the Trust owns the Sydney Cumbers collection of Merchant Navy figureheads, the largest single collection together in the world.

Collection details

Maritime, Science and Technology, Social History, Trade and Commerce, World Cultures

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Family Fun Weekend: Anchors Aweigh!

  • 2 — 3 July 2016 11:30am-4pm *on now

Let’s heave up the anchor and set sail in this anchor-themed workshop. Design and make an anchor door sign with your very own message to hang on your bedroom door

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Included in Cutty Sark admission price

Website

http://www.rmg.co.uk

The Throne of Beauty: Phenomenal Women by The London Oriana Choir

  • 6 July 2016 8:15-10pm

The London Oriana Choir and Dominic Peckham celebrate the launch of 5|15, a pioneering initiative promoting women composers. A mesmerising collection of choral music inspired by the power of women will feature the first 5|15 commission by acclaimed composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad. The concert will mark the start of the choir's new residency at Royal Museums Greenwich to coincide with the forthcoming re-opening of the Queen’s House this year. www.londonoriana.com

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£29.50 premium tickets* | £22.50 standard | £20.25 concessions (applies to standard ticket only) | £5.00 under 18s
*Premium tickets includes premium seats, one free drink and exclusive access to the Main Deck

Website

http://www.rmg.co.uk/see-do/exhibitions-events/throne-beauty-phenomenal-women

Pre-Edinburgh Comedy Festival

  • 22 July — 4 August 2016

After last year’s sell out launch, the world’s sole remaining tea clipper and major London landmark, Cutty Sark, hosts its second pre-Edinburgh comedy festival this summer. Running from 22 July – 4 August 2016, be the first to see brand new material from some of today’s hottest comedians and catch the stars of the future. In the run up to their sell-out Edinburgh shows, comedians including Seann Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi and Josie Long will be performing in the lower hold where precious cargoes of tea and wool were stacked over a century ago on Cutty Sark’s famous voyages.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£12.00 adult

Website

http://www.rmg.co.uk/cutty-sark/theatre

Pirate Takeover

  • 6 — 7 August 2016 11:30am-4pm

Oh no, pirates have taken over Greenwich! Join us for a day of fearsome pirate activities, jaunty songs and hair-raising stories.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£15.00 adult | £7.50 child

Website

http://www.rmg.co.uk/see-do/exhibitions-events/pirate-takeover

Draw Aboard: Art Macabre at Cutty Sark

  • 13 August 2016 From 7pm

Join Art Macabre for an evening of theatrical life drawing fun. Explore Cutty Sark's nautical adventures through sketch events, live performances, drawing games and more. All levels of drawing experience welcome.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£25.00 adult (includes a shot of whiskey)

Website

http://www.rmg.co.uk/see-do/exhibitions-events/draw-aboard-art-macabre

Mythical Creatures

  • 16 — 17 August 2016 11:30am-4pm

Here be monsters! Take a look at some of the mythical sea creatures on ancient maps and create your own creature of the deep to take home with you.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Included in Cutty Sark admission price

Website

http://www.rmg.co.uk

Magnetic Fish

  • 18 August 2016 11:30am-4pm
  • 23 August 2016 11:30am-4pm

One, two, three, four, five, once I caught a fish alive. Create your very own magnetic fishing game to find out who can catch the most fish on board.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Included in Cutty Sark admission price

Website

http://www.rmg.co.uk

Peek-a-boo portholes

  • 24 — 25 August 2016 11:30am-4pm

Peek through a porthole and out to sea – what’s on the water? Use see-through colours and shapes to create a mini porthole picture.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Included in Cutty Sark admission price

Website

http://www.rmg.co.uk

Cutty Sark - Royal Museums Greenwich
King William Walk
Greenwich
London
Greater London
SE10 9HT
England

Website

www.rmg.co.uk/cutty-sark

Ticket information

www.rmg.co.uk/cutty-sark/tickets-prices

Telephone

Museum switchboard

020 ​8858 ​4422

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