August 2016 Events at Cutty Sark

Highlights this month include the last of superb comedians from our Pre-Edinburgh Comedy Festival, and an evening of theatrical life drawing fun on board with Art Macabre.

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

Family Fun Weekends

Pirate Takeover

Oh no, pirates have taken over Greenwich! Join us for a day of fearsome pirate activities, jaunty songs and hair-raising stories.

Mythical Creatures

Here be monsters! Take a look at some of the mythical sea creatures on ancient maps and create your own creature of the deep to take home with you.

Peek-a-boo portholes

Peek through a porthole and out to sea – what’s on the water? Use see-through colours and shapes to create a mini porthole picture.

Cutty Sark Studio Theatre Pre-Edinburgh Comedy Festival

Josie Long and Elf Lyons

Josie Long

Triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, presenter of Radio 4’s Short Cuts and cult optimist Josie Long presents her latest material.

Elf Lyons: Pelician

Feminist Times' One to Watch and Media Eye Rising Star 2016 Elf Lyons, sometimes wants to kill her mother. So she’s made a show about it.

Special Events

Draw Aboard: Art Macabre at Cutty Sark

Join Art Macabre for an evening of theatrical life drawing fun. Explore Cutty Sark's nautical adventures through sketch events, live performances, drawing games and more. All levels of drawing experience welcome.

Summer Craft Activities at Cutty Sark

Join Cutty Sark's crew to take part in crafty adventures. Create a creature of the deep, your own fishing game or a mini porthole picture.

Dates: 16-18, 23-25 August 2016 | Venue: Sammy Ofer Gallery, Cutty Sark | Times: 11.30-1.30, 2.00-4.00 | Age: Suitable for all ages | Admission: Included in Cutty Sark admission price.

Magnetic Fish

One, two, three, four, five, once I caught a fish alive. Create your very own magnetic fishing game to find out who can catch the most fish 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.

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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