September 2016 Events at Cutty Sark

Highlights this month include learning about Cutty Sark’s long relationship with the Thames as part of the Totally Thames Festival; and singing some sea shanties on board at The Landlubbers’ Maritime Folk Festival.

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.

Family Fun Weekend

Tiny tall ships

As part of the Totally Thames Festival, come and make your very own tiny tall ship to add to a spectacular river of masts and sails underneath Cutty Sark.

Special Events

Cutty Sark and the Thames

Developed especially for Totally Thames, find out how the ship's ties with the Thames go back to when it loaded its very first cargo in 1870.

Ensemble Perpetuo: Voyages of the Sea

From the cliffs of Dover to the tempestuous Southern Ocean, Ensemble Perpetuo take a poetic musical journey exploring the beauty and unforgiving nature of our seas through music by Debussy, Roxanna Panufnik, Sally Beamish, Cecilia McDowall and Malcolm Arnold.

The Landlubbers’ Maritime Folk Festival

Save yourself a journey to the coast and enjoy the best of maritime folk culture right here in the city at Royal Museums Greenwich. Stomp your feet to sea shanties at the National Maritime Museum, hear the salty yarns of our figureheads, or try your hand at some traditional maritime crafts.

The festival culminates with BBC Folk Club winner the Nest Collective’s new monthly shanty sessions at Cutty Sark.

Accessible Events

Audio-described tour: Cutty Sark

Explore the ship and its fascinating story on this audio-described tour for blind and partially sighted visitors. Come on board and get hands-on with history on the world’s last remaining tea clipper.

Cutty Sark tour in British Sign Language (BSL)

Join deaf historian, John Wilson, for a tour of Cutty Sark and its history in BSL. Explore the 1869 clipper, celebrated for record-breaking passages around the globe, and find out about life on board and the story of the ship’s survival.

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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