Essential Information

Type Family fun
Location
Cutty Sark
Date and Times Weekends and Fri-Mon in school holidays | 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Prices Included with entry to Cutty Sark

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Meet colourful characters from Cutty Sark’s past, and hear astonishing stories about life at sea in the age of sail.

Find out more about the characters you could meet below, and keep an eye out for them during your visit.

Suitable for ages 3+

Who's who?

Meet the captain

Meet Captain Woodget, Cutty Sark’s longest serving master, to learn about life on board the fastest tea clipper.

Nannie the Witch

Find out how the ship got its name, as Nannie the Witch shares amazing stories about Cutty Sark.

James Robson

Join Cutty Sark's cook James Robson for fun and games, and find out what the crew ate for dinner!

Jock Willis

Meet Jock Willis, the man who built Cutty Sark.

The dockworkers

Find out about life along the London Docks, as two dockers, Conor O’Hare and Raj Fernandes, share their stories.

Mrs Ray

Mrs Ray misses her boy Clarence, a young ship’s apprentice, but she is comforted by the letters he sends to her from around the world. Find out more about their lives and his letters from Cutty Sark, as Mrs Ray tells you about why her son went to sea and what it takes to be a young apprentice.

Encounters coming up

Date Character

11 May

Dock worker
12 May Jock Willis
18 May James Robson
19 May

James Robson

25 May Captain
26 May Nannie
27 May  James Robson
31 May James Robson
8 June Captain
9 June Nannie
15 June James Robson
16 June James Robson
22 June Dockworker
23 June Jock Willis
29 June James Robson
30 June James Robson
13 July James Robson
14 July Dockworker
20 July Nannie
21 July Captain
27 July James Robson
28 July James Robson

 

 

 

What’s On

Meet the characters of Cutty Sark
Family fun

Meet the characters of Cutty Sark

Meet colourful characters from Cutty Sark’s past and hear astonishing stories about life at sea in the age of sail
Weekends and Fri-Mon in school holidays | 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Included with entry to Cutty Sark
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Cutty Sark Comedy
Events and festivals | Museum Lates

Cutty Sark Comedy

Join us in the Lower Hold of the famous tea clipper for a fantastic evening of stand-up comedy
Sunday 26 May and 28 July 2024 | 6.30pm-8.30pm (Doors open at 6pm)
Adult: £18.00 | Members: £16.00
Cutty Sark
Ship Mates
Family fun

Ship Mates

Hop aboard Cutty Sark for sensory sessions for under 5s!
Term-time Wednesdays | 10.30am, 12.00pm & 1.30pm
£5 per child, accompanying adults free
Cutty Sark
May half term at Cutty Sark
Family fun

May half term at Cutty Sark

It's all happening on board Cutty Sark this May half term - discover the fun family activities you can enjoy on the iconic tea clipper
Select dates, 29 May - 2 June 2024
Free with entry to the ship
Cutty Sark
Sea shanty singers
Family fun

Sea shanty singers

Join our resident sea shanty groups at Cutty Sark on the first weekend of every month as they sing traditional maritime songs
First weekend of every month
Included with entry to Cutty Sark: £20 Adult | £10 Child
Cutty Sark
Shipkeeping in action
Talks and tours

Shipkeeping in action

This is your chance to meet the team who care for and conserve Cutty Sark
Monthly | See page for details
Free for Cutty Sark ticket holders
Cutty Sark
New Lights Festival 2024: Kraken Harp
Events and festivals | Museum Lates

New Lights Festival 2024: Kraken Harp

New music for harp and ensemble with Trinity Laban
Tuesday 18 June 2024 | 7.30-9.45pm
General admission: £15 | Members and Under 25s: £10
Cutty Sark
Screening of Io Capitano
Events and festivals | Refugee Week

Screening of Io Capitano

Join us for a screening of this acclaimed migrant drama and see an installation on missing migrants, organised in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Wednesday 19 June 2024 | 5.30pm-9pm
Free
Cutty Sark
Members' Summer Party
Events and festivals | Member events

Members' Summer Party

Celebrate the summer with Royal Museum Greenwich's annual Members' party
Tuesday 25 June | 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Free for Members – booking required
Cutty Sark
BSL Tour: Cutty Sark
Talks and tours | BSL tours

BSL Tour: Cutty Sark

Join guide John Wilson for a BSL tour of Cutty Sark and discover what life was like aboard the iconic sailing ship
Friday 12 July 2024 | 2.15pm-3.15pm
Adult: £20 | Child: £10 | Student: £14
Cutty Sark
Attention All Shipping
Events and festivals | Museum Lates

Attention All Shipping

To mark Cutty Sark’s 155th birthday, join us on board to watch Charlie Connelly's one-man show based on his bestselling book 'Attention All Shipping: A Journey Round The Shipping Forecast'
Friday 22 November 2024 | 7-9pm
Adult: £20 | Member: £18
Cutty Sark

Set sail for Greenwich

Visit Cutty Sark, the celebrated historic sailing ship and fastest of its time

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Cutty Sark

  • Explore the main deck
  • Walk beneath the ship
  • See how the crew lived
  • Family activities and interactives
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  • Audio guide included
Adult £20
Child £10
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