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Type Family fun
Cutty Sark
Date and Times First weekend of every month | Next event on 4-5 June
Prices Free with entry to the ship

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Step aboard and set sail on a fantastic family adventure at Cutty Sark!

Taking place on the first weekend of every month, Cutty Sark Family Weekends feature workshops, songs, activities and experiences for all ages.

Whether it's storytelling that transports you to a different world, creative sailor workshops or giant board games, there will be something for everyone.

Plus you'll be able to meet characters from Cutty Sark's past, and sing along with our resident sea shanty singers. For the real sailor experience, why not dress up as a member of Cutty Sark's crew?

All activities are free with entry to the ship. Check dates and details below, and book your visit online now!

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New this month

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June

Creative workshops Join us in the events space beneath Cutty Sark's magnificent hull for storytelling, creative workshops and life-sized board games.

Natural Crafts Explore natural materials and make your own sailor craft to take away. Learn new skills and enjoy some great family fun while bringing your crafts to life. 

Workshops take place regularly throughout the day

James Robson holding a tray of food emerging from a Cutty Sark cabin.

Character encounters

Meet the captain, chat with the cook, and even take a tour with Nannie the Figurehead! You never know who you might run into on board Cutty Sark...

Saturday and Sunday | 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm

A mum and her child watch on as a group of sea shanty singers perform at historic ship Cutty Sark

Sea Shanty Singers 

Sing along to some sea shanties on the 'Tween Deck with The HogEye Men on Saturday and Swinging the Lead on Sunday, as they bring the ship to life with traditional working songs.

Saturday and Sunday | 11.45am, 12.45pm, 2pm


Coming up

Can't join us this month? Plan ahead and book your tickets online for a future weekend. See upcoming dates below.

2-3 July: Scrimshaw

Scrimshaw is a carved picture. Traditionally made by sailors during their leisure time, it involved carving into teeth or bone of whales and other marine mammals. Join us to make your own scrimshaw using paper, oil pastels and toothpicks!

6-7 August: details to follow

3-4 September: details to follow

1-2 October: details to follow

5-6 November: details to follow

3-4 December: details to follow


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Cutty Sark

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  • Audio guide included
Adult £16
Child £8