Cutty Sark has travelled across the world, sailing under both the Red Ensign and the Portuguese flag, visiting every major port in the world through the course of her working life. In admiration of her beauty and in recognition of her fame, she was preserved for the nation by Captain Wilfred Dowman in 1922. Since then, the old clipper has been berthed in Falmouth and Greenhithe, finally arriving at her current resting place in Greenwich in 1954.
We actively encourage people who have interesting memories of their time aboard Cutty Sark to contact the Curator and take part in our oral history project. It could be that you are a former cadet who trained on board the ship at Falmouth or at Greenhithe, or you may have witnessed the vessel coming to Greenwich in 1954, or have visited the ship when it first opened to the public in 1957. If you have any special memories you would like to share with us, please get in touch. We have already recorded about 30 interviews which will be used in the interpretation of the ship and for research purposes.