Cutty Sark 150

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2019 saw the iconic sailing ship Cutty Sark turn 150 years old. Discover more about the ship's rich history – and what the future holds for Greenwich's award-winning attraction

150 years of history



From record breaking voyages to its new life in the heart of Greenwich, explore Cutty Sark's dramatic history from 1869 to the present day

Discover Cutty Sark's history

Climb aboard Cutty Sark


Take a tour of the decks, meet the crew, and even enjoy afternoon tea beneath the ship's hull. Set a course for Cutty Sark today

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The Cutty Sark gilding being removed by a man


Find out about how Cutty Sark was saved following a fire in 2007, and help secure its future for generations to come

Conserving Cutty Sark

When Cutty Sark was originally built, it was only designed to last 30 years.

Over 150 years on and the ship is still here, open every day for visitors to explore and experience what life was like on board the world's fastest tea clipper. 

Cutty Sark is a survivor, having made it through storms, squalls, wind and even fire during its turbulent past.

Visit Greenwich now and celebrate the latest chapter in the story of Cutty Sark.

Help to secure Cutty Sark's future

Cutty Sark is the last sailing ship of her kind, and we work hard every day to ensure she remains in top condition. Watch the video below to find out more about our latest conservation project, the Cutty Sark Figurehead Appeal.

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Did you know?

Cutty Sark visited 16 different countries and travelled the equivalent of two and a half voyages to the moon and back during its time as a British merchant ship

More Cutty Sark facts

Record breaker

Cutty Sark managed to travel from Australia to Britain in just 73 days, establishing the ship as one of the fastest of its time

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Find your way

Cutty Sark is a quick and easy journey from central London, by DLR, rail or boat