Ship-Keeping Weekend at Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark internal lift closure

Cutty Sark's internal lift is out of order so there is currently limited wheelchair access to the site and the Tween deck is inaccessible. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

 

 

Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
12 & 13 May 2018 | 10am-5pm
Price: 
£250 | £125 | £40
Location: 
Cutty Sark

National Historic Ships-UK  have teamed up with Royal Museums Greenwich, the International Boat building Training College Lowestoft, the Association of Bargemen and Hermitage River Projects to offer a weekend of adult learning in traditional ship-keeping skills at Cutty Sark.

Activities take place between 10am -5pm and will include:

  • Planking and caulking
  • Knotting and splicing of rope work
  • Steaming bending and roving timbers
  • Axe hewing and spar making demonstrations
  • Barge sailing

The masterclasses will be delivered by tutors and instructors from the IBTC, and will take place in the dry berth of Cutty Sark and in the ship keepers workshop 10 minutes’ walk from the ship.

The weekend cost includes materials, entrance to Cutty Sark, tutoring, lunch and Thames Sailing Barge experience.

To sign up or for further information please go to: info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

Individual sessions

Saturday 12th May

Ship-Keeping session; Traditional Maritime Skills

Book tickets

10:00-17:00

£125.00 per Adult

Cutty Sark

Lunch included (Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements so that we can make the necessary arrangements)

This event is hands on and requires attendees to take part

Sunday 13th May

Thames Sailing Barge day experience Cruise (2.5 hr)

Book tickets

10:00-12:30

13:30-16:00

£40.00 per person

Meeting Point: Hermitage pier in Wapping 

This event is hands on and requires attendees to take part

Sunday 13th May

Thames Sailing Barge day experience

Book tickets

10:00-16:00

£125.00 per Adult

Meeting Point: Hermitage pier in Wapping 

Lunch included (Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements so that we can make the necessary arrangements)

This event is hands on and requires attendees to take part