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Cutty Sark
Price Free with entry to Cutty Sark

Want to hear what life was really like at sea? Follow the free Cutty Sark audio tour and take a voyage into our seafaring past.

Listen to thrilling tales from Cutty Sark's history, hear about the lives of its captains and crews, and discover how Cutty Sark became the fastest ship of its day.

The tour is free for all visitors to the ship – all you need is your phone.

A woman listens to a museum audio guide on board Cutty Sark. She is wearing headphones

How does it work?

We've partnered with Smartify, the world's most downloaded museum app, to make it easier than ever to explore the ship.

When you arrive, simply sign in to our free WiFi and scan the QR code with your phone to begin.

You can also download the Smartify app for free from the Apple or Android app store to find out more about Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory and our museum collections.

Audio guide features

  • Expert commentary on Cutty Sark's history: including how and why it was built, stories from the ship's seafaring past and its place in Greenwich today.
  • Rich audio, images and text: lean back and listen or read the transcript – explore the ship at your own pace and in your own way.
  • Listen again when you get home: want to check something you heard during your visit? Once the app is installed, you can always tune in again.

Like what you hear?

Cutty Sark has endured many hardships, but the pandemic has been once of the toughest years in the ship's history. For every month Royal Museums Greenwich has been closed, we've lost £1 million in revenue – yet our care for the ship continues.

If you enjoy the tour, please consider leaving a donation to help secure the ship's future.

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Choose your tickets


Cutty Sark

  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Audio guide included
Adult £16
Child £8
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Royal Museums Greenwich Day Pass

  • Cutty Sark
  • Royal Observatory
  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Planetarium shows not included
Adult £25
Child £12.50
National Maritime Museum

Become a Member

  • Unlimited entry all year
  • Royal Observatory
  • Cutty Sark
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Special exhibitions
Direct Debit One-off
Individual: £50 Individual: £60
Family: from £65 Family: from £75

Member tickets

  • Free Museums entry
  • Priority booking
  • Membership card number required
Advance booking recommended