Cutty Sark
Speciality MuseumsHistoric SitesShips
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Neighbourhood: Greenwich
Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the very concept of global time was established at Royal Observatory, just one of several buildings of architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park and a number of related buildings (and one world famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a laser beam is shot out across the night sky from the Observatory to mark the location of the Prime Meridian. Other bold (some say brash) 21st century additions to the area include landmarks such as The O2 entertainment complex (previously known as the Millennium Dome) and the Air Line cable cars, which offer scenic transport across the Thames between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks.
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,338 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cutty Sark sailed fast and light
    The Cutty Sark is a clipper ship. It was built in the 19th century to sail faster and farther than any other ship; it landed the new crop of tea from China faster than any other ship. The Cutty Sark is a magnificent survivor of the great Age of Sail. It sailed fast and light. The name "Cutty Sark" is derived from a poem by Scottish poet Robert Burns.
    Dear 619jeffry thank you so much for your feedback and we agree Cutty Sark is a magnificent icon not only of our maritime history but also relating to the contemporary. Check out our monthly ship-keeping in action days where you can learn more about what it takes to preserve and maintain such a vessel! We hope to see you back on board soon :)
    Written 17 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Melissa M
    United Kingdom292 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cutty Sark Rig Climb
    Cutty Sark Rig Climb: had an excellent experience in Cutty Sark today! Apart from receiving an introduction about the history of the sark since 1869 until nowadays by Matt, I had the opportunity to climb the rigs of one of the quickest sarks. I discovered interesting facts about the industrial period of the sark back in 1869, how employment facts has transcended history, how the law has influenced the law of child employment labour, and the different social classes in marine heritage.
    Dear Melissa M, thank you for your review and visit! It is great to hear you discovered interesting facts in addition to climbing the rigging with us! We hope to see you back on board soon :)
    Written 14 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Alex570
    Tallinn, Estonia69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best place in Greenwich.
    There are several interesting places in Greenwich, but Cutty Sark is the best of them all. The ship is not big, but you can explore it entirety. It is amazing in what cramped conditions sailors travel from Europe to China and back. Be sure to check it out.
    Dear Alex570, thank you so much for your review, we couldn't agree more Cutty Sark is not a site to be missed in Greenwich and we are so happy you enjoyed exploring its deck and history as well as the incredible view from under the hull! We hope to see you back on board again soon :)
    Written 22 August 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Written 21 August 2023
  • ndw78
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom2,721 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see for the area
    Beautiful restoration of this amazing ship it’s been cleverly done so you can go right under the ship. Learn all about its history and how phenomenal it was in its time, how it was found and restored for us all to enjoy. Free to key workers via BlueLightCard
    Dear ndw78, thank you for your review and visit with us! Cutty Sark is something not to be missed, not only does the ship have a fascinating history but its continual maintenance and conservation is fascinating in itself. If you are interested every second Wednesday of the month there are ship-keeping in action days where you can speak to our residence team who look after Cutty Sark! We hope to see you back on board again :)
    Written 4 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 October 2023
  • mj
    Maryland94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    City Sark- A Magnificent Piece of History.
    Fantastic time especially for history buffs! There are a lot of great things to see on and below deck. The views of London from the deck are worth the price of admission! Had a few interactive displays and lots of information. Tour guide were very entertaining and in character giving you a feel for life aboard this magnificent vessel! Plan about an hour or so. Time well spent!
    Dear Climber43431515116, thank you so much for your review and visit with us! We couldn't agree more that the ship is fascinating both on deck and below it's magnificent hull! Do keep an eye out on our website for added value activities and such things as Comedy and Concerts on board and below the ship! We hope to see you again soon :)
    Written 20 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 October 2023
  • Graham M
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cutty Sark climb
    I did the rigging climb, which was an excellent experience. Totally unique and very well organised. To dangle from the rigging in a full safety harness whilst thinking of all the seamen who would have done this regularly with no safety at all is incredible. The staff; Manvir, Isabel and Rebecca are very professional and full of enthusiasm. I'm 61 so don't be put off!!
    Dear BagsyBrentwood_Essex, thank you so much for your review and visit! We couldn't agree more the climb gives you a unique glimpse into the life of seafarers, in addition to great views! We hope to see you back on board Cutty Sark again soon :)
    Written 30 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 October 2023
  • Sahloff79
    Peterborough, United Kingdom652 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top mark for Cutty Sark!
    Cutty Sark - the iconic clipper and legend; in the running for the most ‘famous ship in the world’ title. An absolute pleasure to step aboard on a sunny December afternoon. Good balance between information, exhibits, videos and interactive elements. I liked the fact that it didn’t seem to overload the visitor with information and was ‘doable’ in a couple of hours. Visit the world’s largest collection of ship figureheads, have your photo with the ships wheel, check out living conditions for the crew and marvel at the sails and rigging. Got some great photos and a very memorable cafe stop!
    Dear Sahloff79, thank you for your review and visit with us! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you back on board again soon! Keep an eye on our website as we often have added value activities and events on and underneath the Cutty Sark :)
    Written 10 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 December 2023
  • Chris C
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom69 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day out for the family
    As an ex-sailor I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. And my young children really had a good time. The way they have preserved the ship and created a museum is fantastic. The only reason this is only four star is that I would have liked to see more about life in the ship; Captain’s cabin etc. I think this is undergoing restoration. I will be back. Loved Greenwich; so Much to see!
    Dear Chris C, thank you so much for your review and visit with us! We are indeed undergoing some conservation works to the Poop Deck, including the Liverpool house and Master's cabin. In line with this we have launched a virtual reality walkthrough you can access directly on the SMARTIFY app and our Cutty Sark tour. The area should be back open in April but do keep an eye out on our website and we hope you enjoy the virtual walk round in the meantime!
    Written 8 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 January 2024
  • Eileen R
    Leeds, United Kingdom184 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice day out.
    Visited the Cutty Sark yesterday, taking our grandson to Toddler Time. A nice friendly lady showed the children some aspects of the ship and what the crew would have eaten and then finished off by reading them a story, After Toddler time we had the opportunity to fully tour the ship which seems to be much bigger on the inside than how it appears from the outside. Toddlers were free and the accompanying adults were only charged £5 which made it excellent value.
    Dear eileenr872, thank you so much for your review and visit with us! It is great to hear you enjoyed our Toddler Time session as we recently made some changes to the sessions. We hope to see you back on board for the next :)
    Written 14 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 March 2024
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Y7449ZUtimb
Leicestershire, UK289 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent attraction slow 1-2hours so much to see touch and do. There’s 4 levels all with various intersections facts about its history and timeline. There’s plenty of interesting things to do for the children. A small cafe and gift shop as you come out. Don’t buy your tickets through trip advisor we paid £72 for 2 adults and 2 children through this site and it was £20 per adult and £10 per child on the door so much better value for money
Written 20 May 2024
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Dear Y7449ZUtimb, thank you for your review and visit with us. It is great to hear you enjoyed your experience and exploring all three decks as well as underneath the ship's magnificent hull! We hope to see you back on board again :)
Written 21 May 2024
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Leo P
Zagreb, Croatia943 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travel through time. See and feel how sailors lived in that time. Memorable visit. Multimedia experience of that time. Should see although ticket is not expensive
Written 20 May 2024
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Dear LeoP951, thank you so much for your review and visit with us. It is great to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and got a glimpsed into the life of sailors on board Cutty Sark. We hope to see you back on board soon!
Written 21 May 2024
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Catherine E
Richmond, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I am a person in a wheelchair and while I'm not a boat person, I like the romance of old, masted ships. I've never gotten into ships and maritime museums because I've never been able to get onto and through ship tours. It's always been dock level and the rest is by stairs or I can't even get onto the ship.

Imagine my surprise to find the "Cutty Sark" FULLY wheelchair accessible. The entrance leads into a large, spacious gift shop. The decks are laid out in wide paths and one hold entry-point has been fitted with an elevator that stops on every deck. The entry into a crews quarters on the top deck wasn't accessible but other quarters had windows to look into. I've never been on the top deck of a ship before and even to my seasick, landlubber's heart, it was exhilarating, although the masts and rigging made me dizzy.

The staff were great and open and helpful. I found the historic info and pictures easily readable. I recommend this to any one who has a ship fanatic in a wheelchair.
Written 25 April 2024
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Dear 871catherinee, thank you so much for your visit and review. It is great to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, we aim to make as much of the ship as accessible as possible and glad you experienced this with us! We hope to see you back on board again soon :)
Written 29 April 2024
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Selma
Dublin, Ireland21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Cutty Sark is a museum ship. We could go to two floors and top but I was a little disappointed that more of the interior was not visible. We were able to do this visit in an hour so it felt a bit expensive. Tickets can be bought on arrival.
Written 1 April 2024
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Dear judiof, thank you for your review and visit with us. With your visit, you are able to explore all three decks of Cutty Sark in addition to exploring underneath the ship's hull in our Dry Berth. We also have an additional tour on SMARTIFY given you additional content as you make your way around. This is also accessible at home so please do have a look in case you missed this during your visit!
Written 8 April 2024
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alison
Brecon, UK2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our visit was lovely and very enjoyable, the only thing that let it down was the afternoon tea. The sandwiches and cakes were delicious but we were only allowed 1 tea bag per a pot. When asked for a refill we were only allowed hot water.
Some members of our party asked for coffee which they received only to be told be told by the waitress that she should not of offered coffee.
It all seemed very penny pinching. I can only some up that a great day out and wonderful food was spoilt by a tea bag.

I would suggest taking spare tea bags in your pocket.
Written 14 March 2024
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Dear Scenic61096872717, thank you so much for your review. It is unfortunate to hear you found the afternoon tea element of your visit disappointing we have passed this on to our caterers to look into the matter. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Cutty Sark itself and we hope to see you back on board soon :)
Written 26 March 2024
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Eileen R
Leeds, UK184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Visited the Cutty Sark yesterday, taking our grandson to Toddler Time. A nice friendly lady showed the children some aspects of the ship and what the crew would have eaten and then finished off by reading them a story, After Toddler time we had the opportunity to fully tour the ship which seems to be much bigger on the inside than how it appears from the outside. Toddlers were free and the accompanying adults were only charged £5 which made it excellent value.
Written 14 March 2024
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Dear eileenr872, thank you so much for your review and visit with us! It is great to hear you enjoyed our Toddler Time session as we recently made some changes to the sessions. We hope to see you back on board for the next :)
Written 14 March 2024
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Roger B
82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
An interesting overview of the clipper ships history. Information about the distance travelled and goods transported- from tea to woll. Nice gift shop and cafe
Written 8 March 2024
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Dear rogerb413, thank you for your review and visit! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and learning some of CuttY Sark's incredible history. We hope to see you back on board soon :)
Written 12 March 2024
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Lenny H
Auckland, New Zealand773 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful ship. Very interesting history she has. Well preserved. Unfortunately the ticket price is very high, especially in relation to time spent.
Written 2 March 2024
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Dear Tabatha1998, thank you for your visit and taking the time to review. We are disappointed to hear that you found the ticket price high for the time spent, we often have added value activities and talks on board in addition to our SMARTIFY tour which gives you added content as you go round. Please keep an eye on our website and we hope to see you back on board!
Written 5 March 2024
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Teddiursa
Stroud, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Very interesting visit telling you about the ship and the origins and trade in tea. The cafe beneath the hull was pleasant. Although a little disappointed the gift shop didn't sell Cutty Sark branded tea. :-(
Written 19 February 2024
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Dear Teddiursa21, thank you so much for your review and visit with us! Do keep an eye out as our gift shop will be having some new products, including tea arriving in the next couple of months! We hope to see you back on board soon :)
Written 22 February 2024
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CKD
Codsall, UK145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
A really interesting vessel with rich history and incredible preservation - providing a really enjoyable experience.
Written 12 February 2024
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Dear CKD_09, thank you for you review and visit with us! Every second Wednesday of the month we have our ship-keeping in action days where you can talk to our in house team about the conservation and maintenance that goes into preserving the incredible Cutty Sark and it's history! We hope to see you back on board again :)
Written 13 February 2024
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