Create your own puppet inspired by Cutty Sark’s animals, and learn about the history of animals on board with our storyteller.
Cutty Sark hosts special events and activities throughout the year. Admission charges apply (family activities are free with entry).
Family Fun Weekends
Lots of different animals lived on board Cutty Sark including pigs, chickens and the captain’s pet monkey. Choose your favourite and make a puppet to star in your own puppet show.
Join our storyteller on board the ship for tales of animal adventure. Find out what happened when the monkeys got into the galley, the dogs wanted to go on deck during a storm and the pigs caused a right rumpus.
Stamp your feet and clap your hands, Cutty Sark’s sailors are having a dance. Make a colourful sailor puppet to dance around the ship and take home to play with.
Explore the ship and its fascinating story on this audio-described tour for blind and partially-sighted visitors. Come on board and get hands-on with history on the world’s last remaining tea clipper.
Cutty Sark is dedicating term-time Wednesday mornings to our youngest visitors. Bring your little sailors along for songs, stories and playtime on board.
Cutty Sark Characters
Come aboard to hear Cutty Sark’s incredible stories brought to life by characters from the ship’s past. Meet Captain Woodget, the ship’s most daring master; Jock Willis, the man who built Cutty Sark; Nannie, the ship’s figurehead; or the ship’s cook, James Robson, who all have an extraordinary story to tell.
Cutty Sark reopened to the public in April 2012, marking a new chapter in the extraordinary life of the last surviving tea clipper and one of the world’s most famous ships.
Visitors to Cutty Sark can venture aboard and beneath the beautiful three-masted clipper: walk along the decks in the footsteps of the merchant seamen who sailed her over a century ago; explore the hold where precious cargo was stored on epic voyages; and even walk underneath the 963-tonne ship in the dry berth below to view the elegant lines of her hull.
Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich and Queen’s House operate under the banner of Royal Museums Greenwich. Cutty Sark is open 10.00–17.00, Monday–Sunday (subject to change please see website for details). Admission to Cutty Sark is £13.50 for adults (£11.50 concessions) and £7.00 for children aged 5-15. Family tickets are priced at £24 (1 adult and 2 children) or £35 (2 adults and up to 2 children). Bundled tickets are available with other Royal Museums Greenwich attractions.
Royal Museums Greenwich members receive free entry to Cutty Sark among their membership benefits. Admission to Cutty Sark is by ticket, available online, by telephone or in person on the day. Due to high demand tickets may be unavailable on the day to those who have not purchased their ticket in advance. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the bookings line on 020 8312 6608.
Cutty Sark is located a short walk from the Cutty Sark DLR, and Maze Hill and Greenwich train stations. The closest tube stations are North Greenwich (to change to local buses) and Canary Wharf (to change to DLR), both on the Jubilee line.
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