Cutty Sark

Activity code: CS

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  • Admission Aboard Cutty Sark
  • Learn About the History of the Famous Clipper Ship
  • Interactive Exhibits Evoke the Sights, Smells and Sounds of Life at Sea
  • Explore Both Underneath and Inside the Ship
  • Take in Spectacular Views Over the River Thames
  • Download the interactive audio-guides on your smartphone using the Smartify App


Step aboard Cutty Sark and discover what life was like aboard the famous 19th century clipper ship! Built in 1869, Cutty Sark was one of the fastest tea clippers to be built and is now the last surviving in the world. Following an ambitious six year project, Cutty Sark reopened in April 2012 and you are invited to explore this historic attraction in London.

Cutty Sark has been raised over three metres, allowing visitors the unique experience of walking underneath the helm! You will also be able to explore the interior of the sailing ship with innovative exhibits and interactive displays evoking the sights, smells and sounds of life at sea and telling Cutty Sark’s fascinating 144 year history. Learn about the romance, danger and adventure that came with life at sea! The ship’s original wooden planks and iron frames that crossed the world's seas have been conserved so that you can go ahead and touch a piece of history!

Don’t miss out on these Cutty Sark experiences:

  • Meet the crew every weekend and during the school holidays
  • Venture beneath the towering masts which carry over 11 miles of rigging
  • Walk underneath the ship and look up at the elegant lines of the ship’s streamlined hull
  • Touch the original structure of the ship dating back from when she was built
  • Explore the lower hold where precious cargo was stored
  • Steer a course from Sydney to London against Captain Woodget
  • Look up your family name in the crew list
  • Take the helm at the captain’s wheel
  • Meet the world’s largest collection of figureheads
  • Have a cup of Cutty Sark-inspired tea under the hull of the ship in The Even Keen Café
  • Take in the spectacular views over the River Thames from the main deck
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Additional Information

What's Included in the tour

  • Admission to the Cutty Sark

What's Excluded in the tour

  • Transport
Please Note:
  • A valid student card may be requested on arrival if a student ticket has been purchased