Includes climb and entry to ship

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Cutty Sark
Price Adult: £52 | Child (10-17): £43 | Under 25/Student: £46

Members: £27. Not a member? Join now

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Climb the famous masts of Cutty Sark and experience a unique London adventure.

For the first time since the ship's arrival in Greenwich in 1954, visitors can climb the rigging of Cutty Sark and get a taste of what it would have been like to sail the historic ship.

We’re partnering with urban adventure company Wire & Sky to bring this amazing experience to Greenwich. Visit the ship, climb the rigging and enjoy a view of the Thames like no other.

The Rig Climb is now closed for the winter, but don't worry! Sailors and thrill seekers will be able to climb again as soon as the seasons change. See what else is happening on board Cutty Sark.

What visitors are saying

"The views are amazing. Great for those who like climbing walls, high ropes and zipwires."

"Well worth it for anyone from a fan of tall ships, naval history or just your average adrenalin junkie. Highly recommended."

"Experience of a lifetime, don’t miss it!"

See more Rig Climb reviews on TripAdvisor

Girl waves from the yard arm of Cutty Sark rigging

Going up

Starting with a briefing underneath the ship’s beautiful hull, those brave enough to take on the challenge step up from the Main Deck on to the ship’s 'ratlines' (rope ladders).

From here you can make your way up into the rigging, just as hundreds of sailors did during Cutty Sark’s long and fabled career at sea.

When you reach the platform, take a breath and drink in the view while looking down on a true London icon. Then it's time for one final challenge: the Lower Topsail Yard! Grip the horizontal bar and hold on tight as your shuffle along the footrope. Be brave, look up and feel the rush of a life at sea.

A man hangs from the rigging of Cutty Sark before taking a zip line back to street level. The River Thames is below

Going down

A controlled descent will take you from the lofty heights of the rigging straight back down to the Main Deck.

You can then join up with friends and family and continue your Cutty Sark adventure: your Rig Climb ticket includes free access to all areas of the ship. Explore the crew's cabins, come face to face with the world's largest Merchant Navy figurehead collection, take the helm and enjoy a cuppa in the café beneath the ship's gleaming hull. Check out the top things to see and do here.

Two people climb the rigging of historic ship Cutty Sark

Important information

Please check these details carefully before booking. All tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Tickets and Opening

Adult £52
Child £43
Members £27

Currently closed

  • Greenwich Station
  • Cutty Sark DLR
  • Maze Hill Station
  • Greenwich Pier
A man and a woman walk hand in hand along the main deck of historic ship Cutty Sark

Set sail for Greenwich

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