February Events at Cutty Sark: February 2016

Celebrate Chinese New Year on board by making animal masks and trying traditional tea; and join in a family fun day for deaf and hearing audiences.

Cutty Sark hosts special events and activities throughout the year. Admission charges apply (family activities are free with entry).

Special Chinese New Year Events

Tea Tasting

Sample some of Twining’s finest blends of tea and discover the story of the ancient Chinese drink underneath Cutty Sark’s beautiful hull.

Storytelling with Story Spinner: The magic paintbrush

Delivered in partnership with Story Spinner, join Sailor Sam on a journey across the seas with a precious cargo of tea and an exotic tale of magic.

Family Fun Weekend: Mischievous monkeys

Which Chinese zodiac animal are you? To celebrate Chinese New Year, make an animal mask or a mischievous paper monkey and see if you can spot any monkeys on board the ship.

Half-Term Activities


Join us on board for a day of programmed events for deaf and hearing families, including crafts and storytelling. Events are led by deaf presenters using BSL and accompanied by voice-over interpreters, or delivered by spoken facilitators and supported by BSL interpreters.

Fold it!

Put your origami skills to the test and make a mini ship to sail home with you.

Dates: 15-16, 19 February 2016 | Venue: Sammy Ofer Gallery, Cutty Sark | Times: 11.30-13.30, 14.00-16.00 | Age: Suitable for all ages | Admission: Included in Cutty Sark admission price

You’ve got mail

Cutty Sark carried letters all around the world. Take inspiration from the letter of a real sailor to write and decorate your own letter home.

Dates: 17-18 February 2016 | Venue: Sammy Ofer Gallery, Cutty Sark | Times: 11.30-13.30, 14.00-16.00 | Age: Suitable for all ages | Admission: Included in Cutty Sark admission price

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.

Dates: 3, 10, 24 February 2016 | Venue: Sammy Ofer Gallery, Cutty Sark | Times: 10.00-11.30 | Age: Suitable for ages 4 and under | Admission: Included in Cutty Sark admission price

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: Sammy Ofer Gallery and Main Deck, Cutty Sark | 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.


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