Cutty Sark– the iconic sailing ship
Cutty Sark is an award-winning visitor attraction in Greenwich. It received a Certificate of Excellence award. It was the world’s only surviving tea clipper ship built in 1869 in Scotland. It was the fastest cargo ship at that time carrying tea back from China. It visited nearly every major port in the world and gained fame for her record-breaking passages.
Cutty Sark main attractions to see
1. See the iconic award-winning world’s only surviving tea clipper ship
2. Action-packed fun day out on one of the world’s most famous ships. So many things to enjoy
3. Take the helm at the ship’s wheel, climb into the crew’s bunk beds and meet her famous figurehead Nannie the Witch.
4. Discover what life was like on board.
5. Touch different samples of the ship’s cargo in the interactive exhibits and hear stories from the cast of colourful character actors from Cutty Sark’s past
6. 90% of the hull is original, despite the devastating fire in 2007.
7. Cutty Sark sailed with two bells – a larger bell (the raised deck at the bow) and a smaller bell on the poop deck at the rear. Bells were rung to mark the four-hour watches that divided the day of the crew. They were also used to sound the alarm for heavy weather, or there was a man overboard. There are still two bells to see here at Cutty Sark.
Cutty Sark: Admission ticket price, opening hours
Admission Tickets: Adult (16+)- £13.50, Child (5-15)- £7.00. Early booking is recommended. If you buy online, you will get 10-15% discount
Opening Hours: 10am-5pm daily including Bank Holidays. Last admission: 4.15pm. Close 24–26 December
Address Car Parking and Nearest Tube to Cutty Sark
Address: King William Walk, Greenwich SE10 9HT. See its location in Google Map
Telephone and Email: 020 8312 6608 Email: [email protected]
Recorded information line: Information about what’s on, travel tips, opening times and more: +44 (0)20 8312 6565
Nearest Tube, Train, DLR, Bus: Cutty Sark DLR, Greenwich rail station and Maze Hill rail station, Greenwich Pier Bus- bus numbers 129, 177, 180, 188, 199 and 386. Please visit the Journey Planner of Transport for London to see how to get here.
Car parking: No free parking except blue badge holders. Pre-book is needed. There are off-street pay-and-display car parks in Greenwich Park run by the Royal Parks. The Royal Borough of Greenwich operates car parks nearby in Park Row and Burney Street. There is a secure public car park at the National Maritime Museum with payment (Opening hours: 08.00–19.00 on weekends and bank holidays.)
Cutty Sark Shop Cafe
Discover the shop as you enter and exit the ship. Don’t leave without picking up a carton of Cutty Sark tea to enjoy at home. The Café is located directly beneath the gleaming copper hull. They serve deli combination sandwiches, cakes, snacks, children’s dishes etc. Make your visit more memorable by taking Afternoon Tea.
Cutty Sark Events Exhibitions
Family fun events run throughout the year. Studio Theatre has a programme of music, comedy and drama. Visit the related web page for present and upcoming exhibitions and events
You can visit the website for more and update information. Do not miss to see other Royal Museums Greenwich attractions like National Maritime Museum, Queens House, Royal Observatory and Peter Harrison Greenwich Planetarium. You can also visit London’s top attractions