Cutty Sark


Type:Historic Site

Cutty Sark Gardens, London, SE10 9HT

Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 6608

Cutty Sark


Cutty Sark is the world’s sole-surviving tea clipper, celebrated for her record-breaking passages around the globe. Come aboard and experience what life was like on board a historic sailing ship and get a taste of life as a seafaring Victorian while exploring one of the world’s most famous ships.

Initially built for the China tea trade and launched in 1869, Cutty Sark’s original wooden planks and iron frames have been meticulously conserved.

Learn about the ambitious conservation project and go inside an authentic piece of history. The ship was raised over three metres, giving visitors the unique opportunity to stand directly underneath this world wonder and see her elegant lines and ground-breaking design. It has now been developed into an award-winning museum and visitor experience. 

Cutty Sark is set in the middle of Greenwich, with sweeping views of the river Thames, and is just a short walk from the National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House and Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Please click here to learn more about the steps we have taken to keep our visitors safe.

Make the most out of your day in Greenwich with the Royal Museums Greenwich Day Pass. A top-10 UK visitor attraction, Royal Museums Greenwich is home to the Royal Observatory Greenwich and the Prime Meridian, the iconic historic sailing ship Cutty Sark, the Queen’s House Art Gallery and the National Maritime Museum.


During the Covid-19 restrictions the Cutty Sark will only be open from Wednesday to Sundays - with the exception of school holidays


Rates* valid until 31st March 2021:

Royal Museums Greenwich Day Pass Weekday Weekend
Adult  (25+ years) £25.00 £28.00
Child (4-15 years) £12.50 £14.00
Under 25 /Student £16.00 £17.50
Child under 4 FOC FOC

*Rates are inclusive of VAT at the prevailing rate

*Rates are commissionable


Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Child (5-15)£7.50 per ticket
Combo Ticket* Adult (16+)£26.25 per ticket
Combo Ticket* Child (5-15)£13.15 per ticket
Combo Ticket* Conc.£17.60 per ticket
Combo Ticket* Under 5sFree
Cutty Sark Adult (16+)£15.00 per ticket
Cutty Sark Conc.£10.00 per ticket
Under 5sFree

* As at 20th July Combo tickets are currently not available.
Concession tickets are available for under 25s and students.

From the 20th July 2020 - 31st August 2020 a number of special offers apply, booking online is required:-

Kids Go Free
Bring a free child with a full paying adult.

Weekend visits at Weekday rates
The same rates will be applicable Mon- Sun.
Adult (Age 25+ yrs) > £15.00
Child (Age 4-15 yrs) > £7.50
Young Person and Student (Age 16-24 yrs or student with valid Id) > £10.00



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - the ship is accessible, please view detailed information to support your visit:
  • Facility for service dogs - Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs welcome


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - There is currently no catering available from the Keel Cafe beneath the ship or at the National Maritime Museum until further notice.
  • Picnic Site - No picnicking on board but there’s lots of public seating by the river and Greenwich Park is a beautiful place for fine-weather picnics. There are also picnic spaces within the National Maritime Museum

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment only
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • One way system
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas

Establishment Features

  • Event Venue - The various spaces available on board Cutty Sark for hire are currently unavailable due to COVID-19. We are awaiting government guidance and will update the as soon as this information is available.
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Limited pay and display on-site parking on weekends and bank holidays accessed via Park Row
  • Parking (charge) - On-road parking for £3.00 per hour (on-site parking available on weekends and Bank Holidays only)

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 9
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates - For groups of 9 or more Upon application
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Chinese printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Russian printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre - Set in the heart of historic, maritime Greenwich
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North: leave M25 at junction 27 onto M11. Follow A12 signs for Blackwall Tunnel. From South: leave M25 at junction 2, onto A2, and continue to A206 Limited on-road parking in surrounding area. Limited on-site pay and display parking on-site on weekends and bank holidays, accessed via Park Row.

Public Transport Directions

2 minutes’ walk from Cutty Sark DLR and Greenwich Pier. Bus stop ‘Cutty Sark’ on King William Walk Greenwich Station (Direct trains from London Bridge and London Cannon Street) is 10 minutes’ walk.

Face masks are required on all public transport. 



  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2014
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2020 Tourism South East Member 2020 2020

Opening Times

2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00*

* Cutty Sark is shut on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Reduced opening hours on New Year’s Day.
Occasionally there are unavoidable closures to parts of the site for maintenance and events.

Up to date opening hour information can be found at

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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