Life on board a 19th century ship would have been unlike anything we as 21st century dwellers have experienced - but it is brought to miraculous life at Cutty Sark on the South Bank. Behind this sailing legend is an epic story of survival on the seas, and this last surviving boat of its generation, the fastest and greatest ship of the time, has many tales to tell!
Built in 1869 as a tea clipper for imports and exports to and from China, visiting almost every major port around the world in the process, Cutty Sark survived treacherous storms, high seas and mutiny. You’ll be given the opportunity to stand on the main deck and wonder at the impressive towering masts and become Captain at the helm of the ship’s wheel. You can learn all about the challenges the Captain and crew would have experienced on board, and the romance, danger and adventure of life on the ferocious seas.
What’s amazing about Cutty Sark is that over 90% of the hull dates back to 1869, and visitors get to touch the original structure of the ship, as well as touch and smell samples of the original cargo the ship carried - tea, whisky and wool were all imported on Cutty Sark, and in the tea rooms underneath the ship visitors will be able to taste a selection of Cutty Sark teas, much like the ones transported by this famous ship.
In order to gain entry you must present a printed copy of your voucher.
Please be advised that the Cutty Sark is being closed all day on Tuesday 7th May 2019.
Any tickets that have been sold are refundable or can be used for an alternative date.
Please take your voucher to the admission desk to enter the attraction.
Child ages 4-15. Children aged 4 and below are free
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