Combine & Save with Tickets for The Original Tour + Cutty Sark
With your 48 hour ticket you can hop-on our river cruise service along the Thames to glorious Greenwich to see the historic Cutty Sark! This national icon is the world’s sole-surviving tea clipper which is celebrated for her record-breaking passages around the globe, and you too can come abroad and experience what it’s like to set sail on it.
Whether it’s walking underneath the Cutty Sark’s gleaming copper hull, touching samples of the ship’s cargo, or discovering how the crew lived, ate and slept, you’ll be sure to explore all its amazing history.
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The Cutty Sark was built in 1869 by John ‘Jock’ Wills and was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, coming at the end of a long period of design development, which saw sailing ships give way to steam propulsion. It shipped tea before turning to the trade of wool and continued to be a cargo ship until purchased in 1922 by a retired sea captain Wilfred Downman who used her as a training ship operating from Cornwall. It was later transferred to the Thames Nautical Training College in 1938 before moving to Greenwich in 1954 where it has been on public display since.
Listed as a National Historic Ship, it has been damaged twice in recent years because of a fire, first in 2007 while undergoing conservation and again in 2014 by a small fire.
Today the Cutty Sark is a famous tourist attraction which allows visitors to climb on board it to meet the colourful crew characters who’ll tell you stories of life on the ship. You can explore the ship as you take the helm at the ship’s wheel, and also treat yourself to a luxury afternoon tea afterwards! Within your 48 hour ticket, you can hop-on our river cruise service down the Thames to glorious Greenwich to see the Cutty Sark!
Touch the original structure of the ship of which 90% of the hull dates back to when it was built in 1869 for the China tea trade.
Walk right underneath Cutty Sark’s gleaming copper hull for an awe-inspiring view and the chance to admire the cutting-edge design that made her the fastest in the world.
Touch and smell different samples of the ship’s cargo in one of the many interactive exhibits.
Imagine you are the ship’s captain, take the helm at the ship’s wheel and marvel at the towering masts and 11 miles of rigging.
Get a taste of life as a seafaring Victorian and discover how the crew lived, ate and slept.
Learn about the ambitious conservation project and go inside an authentic piece of history. Find out about the incredible work that has saved the Cutty Sark for future generations.
Enjoy afternoon tea underneath the ship built to bring tea to Britain. Taste a selection of Cutty Sark teas just like the ones the ship was built to transport.
Meet the colourful cast of costumed characters on board the ship and listen to Capitan Woodget or Nannie bring the history of the ship to life.
Enjoy stunning views of the River Thames and the London Skyline.
Come face to face with a world famous collection of merchant-ship figureheads including the original Cutty Sark’s figurehead, Nannie.
Address: King William Walk, Greenwich, London, SE10 9HT
Closest Original Tour route: 48 hour ticket on our river cruise service to Greenwich
Opening Times: 10am – 5pm daily (last admission 4.15pm)
Duration: 1-1.5 hours
Special Event: Cutty Sark Carnival
Dress to impress at Cutty Sark’s Carnival, inspired by the ship’s journeys to Brazil whilst she was sailing under the Portuguese Flag as the Ferreira.
Dates: 2 & 3 March 2019
Times: 11.30-13.30 and 14.00-16.00
Admission: Activity free with admission to the ship
Age: Suitable for ages 4 and over
2019 Closure Dates: Unfortunately the Cutty Sark will be closed on the following dates:
10th March for the Vitality 10k
24th April for a private event