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Cutty Sark
Price Adult: £15 | Child: £7.50

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To preserve the unique shape of Cutty Sark’s hull and relieve the pressure on the keel, Cutty Sark was lifted over three metres (10 feet) as part of the 2006-2012 Conservation Project.

Included with entry ticket to Cutty Sark

  • Reach up and touch the beautiful, gleaming copper hull of the tea clipper Cutty Sark.
  • Learn all about how the shape of the hull contributed to Cutty Sark becoming the fastest clipper in the world 
  • Discover the story of how all 963 tons of Cutty Sark was built 

Cutty Sark's hull is covered in copper alloy sheathing of 70% copper and 30% zinc. The hull was innovative for its composite design, which combined wooden planks with an iron 'skeleton' of frames, beams and cross bracing. The result was a very strong, rigid ship, with more room for cargo, because the iron framework took up substantially less space than a wholly wooden hull.

Originally the hull was covered in Muntz metal, a composite that was developed in Birmingham. The current sheathing has the same appearance, but is more readily available today.

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Cutty Sark

  • Guaranteed entry time
  • Audio guide included
Adult £16
Child £8
A brother and sister with their back to the camera look out from the viewpoint at the top of Greenwich Park towards historic Greenwich

Royal Museums Greenwich Day Pass

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