Cutty Sark

 
 
ADDRESS
King William Walk, Greenwich, SE10 9HT 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Tue to Sun 10am-5pm, Last admission 4.30pm | Closed every Monday until Nov 2012 (excluding Bank Holidays)
 
PRICES
£12 (Adults), £6.50 (Children 15 & under), FREE (under-5s), £9.50 (Concs), £20 (Family 1 Adult, 2 children), £29 (Family 2 Adults, 2 children)
 

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Cutty SarkThe restoration of the Cutty Sark has seen £50 million spent on the famous tea clipper ship which was damaged by fire on 21 May 2007. But with much of the ship already removed from the site, most of the original has been restored. The boat's rich history begins back in 1869 when it was built for John 'Jock' Willis, a seasoned sailing ship master, and was designed for speed, racing to bring home tea from China. Capable of going over 17 knots, and with a large hold for carrying cargo, the Cutty Sark was 'the space shuttle of its time'. Preserved for the nation by Captain Wilfred Dowman in 1922, the old clipper has been at her current resting place in Greenwich since 1954 and was first opened to the public in 1957 by HM The Queen. Now raised three metres above her dry dock, visitors can see the lines of her hull - covered in sheets of metal giving it a golden sheen - which made her so swift and so successful. A tour of the vessel reveals the ship's fascinating history and her various cargoes: from tea to wool to buffalo horns. The exhibition also includes the world's largest collection of merchant navy figureheads, installed in the dry berth under the bow. The Cutty Sark's own figurehead, a young witch named 'Nannie', was named after a character in the poem Tam O'Shanter by Scottish poet Robert Burns.

 

Cutty Sark events

 
Doctor Geof's Fantastical Steampunk Tea MuseumDoctor Geof's Fantastical Steampunk Tea MuseumDoctor Geof's Fantastical Steampunk Tea Museum at the Cutty Sark showcases weird and wonderful curios and memorabilia to bring you the history of tea you didn't know existed!16th July 2014Tuesday 30th September 2014 Where:
Cutty Sark,   King William Walk  Greenwich    SE10 9HT
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Doctor Geof's Fantastical Steampunk Tea Museum
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing | PRICING  Free  
DATES  16th July to 30th September 2014 - 10am-5pm
Doctor Geof's Fantastical Steampunk Tea Museum at the Cutty Sark showcases weird and wonderful curios and memorabilia to bring you the history of tea you didn't know existed!
Strange Ships and Fantastic AdventuresStrange Ships and Fantastic AdventuresCreate a steampunk themed comic strip.2nd August 2014Sunday 3rd August 2014 Where:
Cutty Sark,   King William Walk  Greenwich    SE10 9HT
Category: event
On Soon
Strange Ships and Fantastic Adventures
event > Kids Events
DATES  Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd August 2014 at 11.30am-1.30pm and 2pm-4pm
Create a steampunk themed comic strip.
First Tea Company Enlistment FairFirst Tea Company Enlistment FairMeet steampunk artist Doctor Geof.9th August 2014Sunday 10th August 2014 Where:
Cutty Sark,   King William Walk  Greenwich    SE10 9HT
Category: event
On Soon
First Tea Company Enlistment Fair
event > Kids Events
DATES  Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August 2014 - 11am-4pm
Meet steampunk artist Doctor Geof.
 

Cutty Sark images

Cutty Sark  Cutty Sark exterior © National Maritime Museum, London  

   
Cutty Sark - Cutty Sark exterior  © National Maritime Museum, London

Cutty Sark Cutty Sark exterior © National Maritime Museum, London 

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North Greenwich Tube Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
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Greenwich Railway Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Maze Hill Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Entertainment >
Cutty Sark, King William Walk, SE10 | Same location as Cutty Sark
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London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
302 Creek Road, Greenwick, SE10 | 3 minutes from Cutty Sark
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180 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 8 minutes from Cutty Sark
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
26 Royal Hill, SE10 | 9 minutes from Cutty Sark
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Park Row, SE10 | 5 minutes from Cutty Sark
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London > Nightlife > Bars
The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 1 minute from Cutty Sark
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The O2 Arena Peninsula Square, Greenwich, SE10 | 27 minutes from Cutty Sark
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Lights, Camera, Action: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 26th July 2014 

Old Royal Naval College 1 minute walk from Cutty Sark

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Funky Friday
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th September 2014 

Inc Bar 2 minutes walk from Cutty Sark

House, dance and garage courtesy of DJ Vic, DJ Andy B and DJ Buzz B....More

Up The Creek
Comedy | On 11th July 2014 

Up the Creek 3 minutes walk from Cutty Sark

Stand-up with Joe Lycett, Barry Castagnolla and MC Sean Meo....More

Attempts On Her Life: LAMDA
Theatre | Until 15th July 2014 

Greenwich Theatre 6 minutes walk from Cutty Sark

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Ships, Clocks and Stars: the Quest for Longitude
Ships, Clocks and Stars: the Quest for Longitude
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

National Maritime Museum 6 minutes walk from Cutty Sark

From July, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich marks the 300th anniversary of the Longitude Act with Ships, Clocks and ...More

 
War Artists At Sea
War Artists At Sea
Exhibitions | Until 1st February 2015 

The Queen's House 6 minutes walk from Cutty Sark

Showcasing the best of Royal Museums Greenwich's collection of First and Second World War art, this display at The Queen's ...More

 
Guiding Lights: 500 Years Of Trinity House And Safety At Sea
Guiding Lights: 500 Years Of Trinity House And Safety At Sea
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2016 

National Maritime Museum 6 minutes walk from Cutty Sark

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Rozanne Hawksley: War And Memory
Rozanne Hawksley: War And Memory
Exhibitions | Until 14th November 2014 

The Queen's House 6 minutes walk from Cutty Sark

Rozanne Hawksley is one of the UK's great textile art innovators. At once poignant and powerful, her work explores the ...More

 
Longitude Punk'd
Longitude Punk'd
Exhibitions | Until 1st February 2015 

Royal Observatory Greenwich 6 minutes walk from Cutty Sark

Longitude Punk'd celebrates the wacky inventors, star-gazing scientists and elegant explorers of the eighteenth century. The Royal Observatory in Greenwich ...More

 
Nelson, Navy, Nation: The Story Of The Royal Navy And The British People, 1688-1815
Nelson, Navy, Nation: The Story Of The Royal Navy And The British People, 1688-1815
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

National Maritime Museum 6 minutes walk from Cutty Sark

Opening on Trafalgar Day (21st October 2013), Nelson, Navy, Nation is a new permanent gallery at the National Maritime Museum ...More

 
 
 
 
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