Discover the epic story of a sailing legend with a visit to Greenwich’s Cutty Sark, the last surviving tea clipper!

Part of the Royal Museums Greenwich, the Cutty Sark is a historic sailing ship that was once the fastest and greatest of her time. Discover what life was like on board the Cutty Sark as you delve into the adventures of the ship and her crew with an immersive visitor experience. Multi-sensory interactive displays will bring the ship to life with sights, smells and sounds of what life at sea would have been like. 

Built in Scotland in 1869, the Cutty Sark was one of the last tea clippers to be built; designed to carry tea from China to England in record-time. In her heyday, the ship circumnavigated the globe and visited every major port around the world. 

Since being preserved as a museum ship, the Cutty Sark has been raised above the ground, allowing you to walk underneath the hull while touching the original planks and iron framework. Board the clipper and discover the sailors’ quarters and the ship’s wheel, meet famous Cutty Sark characters and learn about their incredible stories while enjoying beautiful views up and down the Thames. 

Be sure to pop by the Even Keel Café, located directly underneath the ship's hull, for Cutty Sark-inspired cup of tea, Clipper Lunch or book in for an indulgent and traditional Afternoon Tea complete with scones and cakes. 


  • Restored historical 19th Century Clipper ship
  • Interactive and multi-sensory displays
  • Explore the Sailors' quarters
  • Touch a piece of world history underneath the ship's hull

Using Your London Explorer Pass

Present your Explorer Pass at the admissions desks at the main entrance.

How to Get There

Cutty Sark (DLR)

Greenwich and Maze Hill Stations (National Rail Network)

The London Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your Explorer Pass for Cutty Sark tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Monday 10.00 – 17.00
Tuesday 10.00 – 17.00
Wednesday 10.00 – 17.00
Thursday 10.00 – 17.00
Friday 10.00 – 17.00
Saturday 10.00 – 17.00
Sunday 10.00 – 17.00
Last Admission: 16.15


Please check our Closure & Notices page for changings in opening hours and closure dates.

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King William Walk Greenwich SE10 9HT


020 8312 6608