Cutty Sark Characters

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Daily | 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm
Cutty Sark, Level 2: Main Deck
Family fun
Free to members

Meet colourful characters from Cutty Sark’s past and hear astonishing stories about life at sea in the age of sail.

Included with entry ticket to Cutty Sark.

  • Meet Captain Woodget, Cutty Sark’s longest serving master, to learn about life on board the fastest tea clipper.
  • Find out how the ship got her name, as Nannie the Witch shares amazing stories about Cutty Sark.
  • Mrs Ray misses her boy Clarence, a young ship’s apprentice, but she is comforted by the letters he sends to her from around the world. Find out more about their lives and his letters from Cutty Sark, as Mrs Ray tells you about why her son went to sea and what it takes to be a young apprentice.
  • Join James RobsonCutty Sark's cook for fun and games and find out what was for dinner on-board.
  • Meet Jock Willis, the man who built Cutty Sark.
  • Find out about life along the London Docks, as two dockers, Conor O’Hare and Raj Fernandes, share their stories.

Mrs Ray ©National Maritime Museum

Call ahead to find out which character will be performing on a particular day - or let yourself be surprised!

Age: suitable for 3+

Download a copy of the latest Cutty Sark visitor guide for the best of what to see and do  (PDF, 1.2MB)