July Family Events at Cutty Sark

Highlights this month include a superb line up of comedians for our Pre-Edinburgh Comedy Festival; and our family fun weekend in which children can make their very own telescopes.

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

Family Fun Weekend: I Spy

Create a colourful telescope to take on an adventure. What will you see?

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; and the ship’s cook, James Robson, who all have an extraordinary story to tell.   

Hawk Talk

Join bird of prey specialist Gary Railton, and Norman the hawk, on the main deck of the Cutty Sark to find out how Railton and Norman help 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.

Cutty Sark Studio Theatre: Pre-Edinburgh Comedy Festival

24 July–3 August 2015

Andrew Lawrence and Mitch Benn

Andrew Lawrence: uncensored

Regarded as one of the most subversive and intelligent comedians to emerge in recent years and about to record his fourth series for BBC Radio 4, Andrew Lawrence brings Uncensored to the historic clipper ship.

Mitch Benn: That was the future

The future happened, and we missed it. Hailed as ‘Britain’s leading musical satirist’ by The Times, Mitch Benn considers where we're going, where we THOUGHT we were going and what happens when we get there.

Romesh Ranganathan and Suzi Ruffell

Romesh Ranganathan: Stand-up comedy

Through his unique ability to ‘make the familiar seem fresh’ and ‘a brutally funny delivery’ (Guardian Guide), Ranganathan’s impact on the comedy circuit since his debut in 2010 has seen him quickly make a name for himself.

Suzi Ruffell: Stand-up comedy

Suzi Ruffell is not only a talented actor and writer but since her debut Edinburgh show in 2012 she has also supported some of the UK’s top comedians on their sold out tours, including Alan Carr, Josh Widdicombe and Kevin Bridges. She has written for 8 out of 10 Cats, The Last Leg, Twit of the Year and Stand Up For the Week.

Sara Pascoe and Jessica Fostekew

Sara Pascoe: The Museum of Robot Pussycats, a Work in Progress

A collection of stories that are unfinished and unwanted; from Hatty the Hoover wanting to break up with Henry, to a man who knocks over bins, and thousands trapped in a Lewisham gym and more. Oh, and don’t forget the robot pussycats!

Jessica Fostekew

We’re always looking at what the future holds, but what does it drop? It hasn’t even got any hands. The fourth big hairy show from Jessica Fostekew, writer on 8 out of 10 Cats.

Josh Widdicombe and Ivo Graham

Josh Widdicombe: Stand-up Comedy

Widdicombe has had an incredible 18 months and is now one of the most in demand and highly regarded comedians in the UK, with three series of the critically acclaimed hit Channel 4 show The Last Leg, and regular appearances on Mock the Week and 8 out of 10 Cats.

Ivo Graham: Stand-up comedy

Ivo Graham’s gauche charm belies a talent rarely seen in someone so young. Combining insightful stories of adolescence with a sharp witted presence, he has rapidly gained the acclaim of his audience, fellow artists and the critics alike.

Tom Allen and Maddy Anholt

Tom Allen: Both Worlds

Award-winning comedian Tom Allen brings you his brand new one-man show. Both Worlds is about being up/down, left/right, happy and other emotions. 

Maddy Anholt: Diary of a Dating Addict

With thirty fast approaching like the Grim Wrinkler, Maddy Anholt goes online to find the man of her dreams, revealing every hilarious detail of a whirlwind year of dating, mating and hating. Kindly sponsored by MySingleFriend.

Rob Beckett, Elliot Steel and Jake Lambert

Rob Beckett: Stand-up comedy

Beckett’s debut tour in 2014 saw him playing to sell-out venues all over the UK. His ‘confidence of a veteran’ (The Times) and cheeky chappy persona on Live at the Apollo, 8 out 0f 10 Cats, Mock the Week and Fresh Meat has won him many fans.

Elliot Steel: Stand-up comedy

Elliot Steel is the new must-see comic name to watch out for in 2014. His hilarious and honest routines are gritty real-life tales of growing up on a South London council estate – all delivered in his refreshingly individual style.

Jake Lambert: Stand-up comedy

After gaining a following on Twitter under the pseudonym @LittleLostLad, Lambert started stand-up in March 2013. He has since gone on to be a semi-finalist for the BBC New Comedy Award and was nominated for the Mercury New Comedian of The Year Award

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.

For further information of images please contact:

Royal Museums Greenwich Press Office | Tel: 0208316 6667 / 6790 / 6545 | 07960 509802 | Email: Press@rmg.co.uk