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:

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.

Tom Allen and friends

  • 9 April 2018 7:15-10pm

Following his sell-out performance during the Cutty Sark Edinburgh Fringe Previews, Tom Allen continues his monthly comedy nights, aboard the ship. Join Tom and his special guests for an evening of absolute hilarity in the Michael Edwards Studio Theatre.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children



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


Ticket information


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020 ​8858 ​4422

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