Cutty Sark Self-directed visits


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Essential information

Key stage: 
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, GCSE, Post-16
School subject: 
Geography, History
Cutty Sark
Session times: 
Weekdays at 10.00, 11.00 and 12.00

A self-directed trip allows you to tailor your Cutty Sark visit to the needs of your class. The ship’s stories, fabric and structure offer a wide range of opportunities to link a visit to the curriculum.

There are particularly strong opportunities to link a visit to literacy, humanities, numeracy, science or design and technology topics. The ship is also a fantastic stimulus for music, dance, drama and creative writing projects.

Self-directed visits are available on weekdays during term-time when workshops are not running. We recommend a duration of 60 to 90 minutes, though groups are welcome to stay longer. 

PDF iconKey Stage 1 and 2, Cutty Sark: Numeracy - Self directed support

PDF iconKey Stage 2, Literacy Storybuilding: Self directed Teachers note

Sessions cannot be booked online, this is always done via an email or phone enquiry in the first instance.

To book a visit, telephone 020 8312 6608 or e-mail

Cutty Sark schools' booking information

Learning resources

Teachers' guide to visiting Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark Facts Pack

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