Cutty Sark 150th birthday weekend

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Essential information

Date and time: 
22 - 24 November | 10am - 5pm
£13.50 adults | £6.75 kids | Free for students living in Greenwich, and Greenwich and Dumbarton residents*
Cutty Sark
Members go free

On 22 November Cutty Sark is 150 years old! Join us for three days of celebrations to honour the world-famous clipper ship’s landmark birthday.

Visit for free

For the whole 150th birthday weekend, anyone living or studying in Greenwich will be able to get FREE entry to Cutty Sark, as well as anyone living in Dumbarton where the ship was built in 1869. Simply bring a student card or proof of address on the day.* 

Win a membership

The 150th visitor to the ship each day over the birthday weekend will win a year's Royal Museums Greenwich Membership, so be sure to get to the ship early to see if you can be one of the winners. Even if you’re not one of the lucky winners, join as a Member in person at Cutty Sark over the birthday weekend  and you will receive a £10 discount on the usual one-off Membership price when you sign up by Direct Debit, making a year's single membership only £39.**

Birthday treats and events

Throughout the birthday weekend families can join in with fun face painting, storytelling and craft events. After dark, celebrate the anniversary at a spectacular classical concert, and don’t forget to treat yourself to a bespoke 150th birthday cupcake in the Cutty Sark Café, available all weekend.

We look forward to celebrating with you at the ship!

Cutty Sark 150 birthday weekend events 

Our Cutty Sark 

Face painting and storytelling for families.

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Alice in Wonderland Tea Party 

Celebrate with your little ones at this Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon of activities and stories. 

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DEBUT at Cutty Sark | best new classical performers 

Enjoy a relaxed evening of music from some of the best up-and-coming classical performers. 

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All Over Dressed

During periods of celebration, ships are traditionally dressed overall with flags strung from masthead to masthead. Visit the birthday flags on Cutty Sark for its 150th year, designed by local communities. 

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Cutty Kids

Made up of hand decorated sails created by the Cutty Kids group in Dumbarton, this display is coming to Cutty Sark from the Scottish Maritime Museum.

Cutty Sark characters

Cutty Sark cook James Robson will be answering all your questions on Saturday, whilst Jock Willis the ship's owner will be answering entertaining guests on Sunday. 

* Free entry to Cutty Sark will only be granted to residents of Greenwich Borough, students living or studying in Greenwich Borough, or residents of Dumbarton. For residents, proof of address is needed by utility bill (gas, electricity, water or landline phone), valid UK driving licence, council tax bill, recent credit card or bank statement, recent Building Society or Credit Union statement or tenancy agreement. Addresses that qualify for free entry are as follows: Greenwich: SE2, SE3, SE7, SE8, SE9, SE10, SE12, SE13, SE18, SE28, DA15 8xx (only those with the second part beginning with 8), DA16 (only one specific postcode on Shooter’s Hill). Please note: if your address clearly states ‘Lewisham, SE12’ (for example) then we cannot allow free entry. The address explicitly has to say Greenwich in the address, or be a purely Royal Borough of Greenwich postcode. Dumbarton: G82.
For students, a valid student card is needed for entry. Free entry to Cutty Sark is only applicable on Cutty Sark's birthday weekend 22-24 November 2019, during normal opening hours (as advertised), and free entry is not valid for any special event, lecture or late opening. Restrictions may apply and Royal Museums Greenwich reserves the right to refuse entry. Last admission is one hour before closing and all children must be accompanied by an adult. General Museum entry regulations apply. 
** £10 Royal Museums Greenwich Membership discount offer only valid 22-24 November 2019 when you join via Direct Debit in person at Cutty Sark. Offer valid on any category of Royal Museums Greenwich Membership. ​Direct Debit payers usually receive £5 off the cost of Membership.  Between 22-24 November, receive an additional £5 off, saving £10 in total.  Find out more on Royal Museums Greenwich Membership.
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