Ship-Keeping Weekend at Cutty Sark

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12 & 13 May 2018 | 10am-5pm
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: