December and January Events at Cutty Sark

Highlights this month include celebrating Christmas on board the ship by designing your own decoration, and creating your own fluffy sheep from wool similar to the cargo Cutty Sark would have carried.

Cutty Sark hosts special events and activities throughout the year. Admission charges apply (family activities are free with entry). Please visit our website for more information.

Special Events

Silent Disco at Cutty Sark

Time Out’s legendary silent disco is sailing down the river to Greenwich once again. Get ready to climb aboard the good ship Cutty Sark for a nose around the world-famous attraction before donning a pair of headphones and dancing the night away.

Family Fun Weekends

Cutty Sark Christmas

Inspired by the cargoes that Cutty Sark carried around the world, come along and make your own beautiful Christmas decoration to celebrate the festive season.

Woolly Jumpers

Create a bouncy, fluffy sheep made with wool just like the cargo Cutty Sark used to carry all the way from Australia.

Dates: 2-3 January 2016 | Venue: Cutty Sark, Sammy Ofer Gallery | Times: 11.30-13.30, 14.00-16.00 | Age: Suitable for all ages | Admission: Included in Cutty Sark admission price

Winter Holidays

Precious cargoes

If you could fill a ship with one thing, what would it be? Make a mini ship and fill it with something that’s important to you.

Hawk Talk

Join bird of prey specialist, Gary Railton and Norman the hawk, on the main deck of Cutty Sark and find out how he helps us look after the ship and her rigging. Learn more about Railton’s work and his adventures on the job as he explains how Norman scares off pigeons, starlings and the occasional seagull to prevent them from roosting in the ship’s rigging.

Toddler Time

Cutty Sark is dedicating term-time Wednesday afternoons to our youngest visitors. Bring your little sailors along for songs, stories and playtime on board.

Cutty Sark Characters

Come aboard to hear Cutty Sark’s incredible stories brought to life by characters from the ship’s past. Meet Captain Woodget, the ship’s most daring master; Jock Willis, the man who built Cutty Sark; Nannie, the ship’s figurehead; or the ship’s cook, James Robson, who all have an extraordinary story to tell.  

Dates: Every weekend and weekday | Venue: Cutty Sark, Sammy Ofer Gallery and Main Deck | Ages: Suitable for ages 3+ | Admission: Included in Cutty Sark admission price

General Information

Cutty Sark reopened to the public in April 2012, marking a new chapter in the extraordinary life of the last surviving tea clipper and one of the world’s most famous ships. Visitors to Cutty Sark can venture aboard and beneath the beautiful three-masted clipper: walk along the decks in the footsteps of the merchant seamen who sailed her over a century ago; explore the hold where precious cargo was stored on epic voyages; and even walk underneath the 963-tonne ship in the dry berth below to view the elegant lines of her hull.

Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich and Queen’s House operate under the banner of Royal Museums Greenwich.

Cutty Sark is open 10.00–17.00, Monday–Sunday (subject to change. Please see website for details).

Admission to Cutty Sark is £13.50 for adults (£11.50 concessions) and £7.00 for children aged 5–15. Family tickets are priced at £24 (1 adult and 2 children) or £35 (2 adults and up to 2 children).

Bundled tickets are available with other Royal Museums Greenwich attractions. Royal Museums Greenwich Members receive free entry to Cutty Sark among their Membership benefits. Admission to Cutty Sark is by ticket, available online, by telephone or in person on the day. Due to high demand tickets may be unavailable on the day to those who have not purchased their ticket in advance. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the bookings line on 020 8312 6608.

Cutty Sark is located a short walk from the Cutty Sark DLR, and Maze Hill and Greenwich train stations. The closest tube stations are North Greenwich (to change to local buses) and Canary Wharf (to change to DLR), both on the Jubilee line.

For details on National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House and Royal Observatory Greenwich opening hours and admission visit the website.

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