Essential Information

Type Family fun
Cutty Sark
Date and Times Term-time Wednesdays | 10.30am, 12.00pm & 1.30pm
Prices £5 per child, accompanying adults free

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Explore the ship’s stories and discover hidden corners of Cutty Sark as our Early Years Practitioners bring the ship to life through song, stories and play.

Each week the Early Years Practitioner will explore a different theme with your family, inspired by the ship and the people who have lived and worked on board. From the animals who lived onboard to the sails we see when we look up, the team will support your family to explore together.

Sessions take place inside Cutty Sark and will encourage your family to participate in facilitated activities as part of a group. There will be opportunities to meet other families, for children to direct activities, and for adults to discover activities that can be used outside the session as you continue to explore together.

Useful information

  • When you arrive, you will be asked for your ticket by staff at the welcome desk, and directed to the Dry Berth under the ship. You will need to leave any buggies here (but please bring any valuables with you).

  • The practitioner will meet the group under the ship and let you know if you need to bring anything with you. The ship is accessible by stairs or the lifts.

  • Your family is welcome to continue to explore the ship together after the session.

  • Toilets and baby changing facilities can be found by the café in the dry dock.

What has happened to Toddler Time?

Between November and February Royal Museums Greenwich consulted with local families and evaluated the Toddler Time sessions against the aims of the programme and the needs of local families. The results demonstrated that the programme wasn't supporting early years families in the ways they needed, such as providing ideas of how to engage toddlers and babies with a visit to the ship. As a result we have launched a new programme, in place of Toddler Time, that centralises the needs of early years families and creates a unique and playful programme for babies and toddlers.

What’s On

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Term-time Wednesdays | 10.30am, 12.00pm & 1.30pm
£5 per child, accompanying adults free
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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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