British Science Week: Family Fun at the Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark closure

Visitor notice: Cutty Sark will be closed on Sunday 1 March for the Vitality Big Half Marathon. The Park Row car park will also be closed to the public all weekend. On 29 February and 1 March access to the National Maritime Museum and Queen's House will be via the Romey Road or William Walk gates. Our other museum sites will be open as usual. Plan your visit

Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
7 & 8 March | 11.30am-1.30pm and 2pm-4pm
Price: 
Free with admission to the ship
Location: 
Cutty Sark
Season: 
Family fun
Discounted entry for members

Celebrate British Science Week on board Cutty Sark.

Saturday 7 March

Join us for a day celebrating British Science Week, with the chance to build winches and see conservation in action. 

  • Build winches and learn about how precious cargoes were loaded on to the ship.
  • Conservation in action! Meet our conservators, learn about gilding and get hands on. This is the process used to apply gold leaf on the gingerbread decoration on the ship.

Sunday 8 March

  • Build winches and learn about how precious cargoes were loaded on to the ship.