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Cutty Sark Characters

Get to know Cutty Sark’s longest serving Captain, as well as all of the other important people from the ships past. Every day this cast of characters are waiting to tell you their stories from the Cutty Sark.

Cutty Sark | Children under 4 go free

Ted’s Space Adventure

Watch your kids fall in love with Ted, as they journey with him on an adventure through space in our planetarium. Don't forget to pick up your own Ted from the gift shop on the way home! Get a sneak peak of the show with the 360-degree video above. 

Peter Harrison Planetarium | Under 4s go free

Book Ted's Space Adventure

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Cutty Sark Toddler Time

Get stuck into songs and sea stories at Toddler Time at Cutty Sark, with a different theme each week. Climb aboard and warm up those voices! 

Cutty Sark | £5 discounted ship entry for adults, free for under 4s

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Play Tuesdays

Bring your under-5s on a different adventure every week! Explore the National Maritime Museum and the collection with your family through song, dance and stories led by early years facilitators.

National Maritime Museum | £4 per child and accompanying adult | Under 6 months free

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Play Tuesdays
Family fun

Play Tuesdays

Bring your under 5 on a different adventure every week! Explore the Museum together through song, dance and stories
Term time Tuesdays | 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.00pm
£4 per child and accompanying adult | Under 6 months free
National Maritime Museum
Ship Mates
Family fun

Ship Mates

Hop aboard Cutty Sark for sensory sessions for under 5s!
Term-time Wednesdays | 10.30am, 12.00pm & 1.30pm
£5 per child, accompanying adults free
Cutty Sark
Character Encounters
Talks and tours

Character Encounters

Visit the National Maritime Museum every Saturday to discover a different character from history with their own fascinating story to tell
Saturdays
Free Entry
National Maritime Museum
Ted's Space Adventure
Planetarium shows

Ted's Space Adventure

Join Ted the bear on an adventure around the Solar System in this special live planetarium show for under-7s - perfect for little astronauts everywhere!
Weekends and holiday weekdays
Adults £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
Royal Observatory
Meet the characters of Cutty Sark
Family fun

Meet the characters of Cutty Sark

Meet colourful characters from Cutty Sark’s past and hear astonishing stories about life at sea in the age of sail
Weekends and Fri-Mon in school holidays | 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Included with entry to Cutty Sark
Cutty Sark
Safe Harbour
Family fun

Safe Harbour

Safe Harbour is a series of free workshops created to provide a safe space for foster and adoptive families with children under 13 years
Monthly: Next date 29 June 2024 | 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Ticketed | Free
National Maritime Museum
LGBTQ+ Family Network
Family fun | Identity

LGBTQ+ Family Network

A safe space for local LGBTQ+ families to meet one another, get involved in creative activities for all ages and explore the stories within the collection
20 July | 10am-12pm
Free
National Maritime Museum