Highlights this month include new shows for the autumn season at the Cutty Sark Studio Theatre, and Diwali, the Festival of Lights, in which Indian rangoli patterns decorate the ship’s floor.
Cutty Sark hosts special events and activities throughout the year. Admission charges apply (family activities are free with entry). Please visit our website for more information.
Cutty Sark Studio Theatre
Anna Noakes and Gabriella Dall’Olio: Live and Alive
Join flutist, Anna Noakes, and harpist, Gabriella Dall’Olio, on a vibrant journey of sounds across continents and centuries. Playing much-loved favourites, from Debussy to Fauré to CPE Bach, the pair will also share works written especially for their performance on Cutty Sark.
Blofeld and Baxter: Rogues on the Road
Bastions of the beloved Test Match Special, Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter are back with a brand new show, crammed full of wonderful and occasionally outrageous reminiscences and anecdotes from their extensive careers spent broadcasting cricket around the globe.
Hank Wangford Musical Performance
Expect great music, laughter and tears as English Country and Western songwriter, Hank Wangford, joined by regular members of his band, talented singer Anna Robinson and superb guitarist Brad Breath (aka Andy Roberts), guide you lovingly through the dark, grubby and soulful underbelly of Country music.
Deborah Moggach Talk and Q&A
Join author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Deborah Moggach, as she discusses her work, including Tulip Fever (recently adapted to a film to be released this autumn), and her latest offering, Something to Hide, a warm, witty and wise story about the unexpected twists that later life can bring. The talk will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
Family Fun Weekend: Rangoli Patterns
Indian rangoli patterns are used for celebrations and believed to bring good luck. Take a close look at Cutty Sark to collect ideas, and then help create a colourful floor pattern underneath the ship’s spectacular hull to celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights.
Curator’s Tours: Cutty Sark
Join Curator, Jessica Lewis, for a tour of Cutty Sark’s history: from the ship’s launch in 1869 to the 2006—2012 conservation project to preserve this beautiful vessel.
Accessible Tours: Audio-described tour of Cutty Sark
Explore the ship and its fascinating story on this audio described tour for blind and partially sighted visitors.
Cutty Sark tour in British Sign Language (BSL)
Join deaf historian, John Wilson, for a BSL tour of Cutty Sark and its history.
Cutty Sark is dedicating term-time Wednesday afternoons 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.
For details on National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House and Royal Observatory Greenwich opening hours and admission visit the website.
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