Cutty Sark London
Clipper Ship Cutty Sark King William Walk, Greenwich, SE10 9HT
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Listed under: Art and Design | Museums | Ships & Maritime Museums | Historical Heritage | Day Trip Destinations | History | Geography | English | Drama / Performing Arts | Special Educational Needs (SEN)
What we offer
Discover what life was like on board the legendary sailing ship Cutty Sark, the world's sole surviving tea clipper, and fastest ship of her time - now an award-winning visitor attraction. This 19th-century sailing ship has been raised over three metres allowing you the jaw-dropping experience of walking directly underneath.
Bring your class on board Cutty Sark, the world's last surviving Victorian tea clipper, to experience the great age of sail.
School visits are warmly welcomed to the ship; we offer an exciting programme of curriculum-linked workshops for Foundation Stage to Key Stage 3, led by experienced facilitators. All workshops include opportunities to explore the ship and discover what life was like on board. Alternatively, you can make a self-directed trip allowing you to tailor your visit to the needs of your class, free workshops with suggested activities can be found on our website.
What makes us a great choice?
We offer a totally immersive experience aboard a unique and beautifully preserved ship. All our visits are led by professional facilitators and delivered to the highest standards.
Accreditation and Awards
Group Sizes Catered For
We cater for groups of up to 30 children at a time within designated time slots.
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
Online resources are available from our website at:
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
Risk Assessment Details
Teachers who have booked a session are offered a free pre-visit to Cutty Sark so that they can carry out a risk assessment and orientate themselves before bringing a class on board.
Education Officer Information
Yes, Cutty Sark employs a learning manager and a learning officer. However, enquiries and bookings need to be made to our bookings team in the first instance.
School bookings for Cutty Sark are available during term-time, to school groups studying the UK National Curriculum. Pre-booking is essential. Bookings are limited to one group (maximum 30 children) at a time, subject to availability.
Self-directed visits:£90 for up to 30 children, £45 for up to 15 children
Facilitated visits: £140 for up to 30 children, £95 for up to 15 children*
*Minimum group sizes may apply.
Cutty Sark Bursaries
We are pleased to offer a limited number of bursaries (4 per term) for our facilitated workshops. Bursaries are available to schools in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and neighbouring boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Bromley and Lewisham.
To be eligible, your school must have over 25% of children entitled to free school meals. Applications are limited to one group of 30 children per school.
The main deck of the ship is not under cover; therefore children and supervising adults should come suitably dressed for the time of year that they visit. No special clothing is required but please wear sensible shoes.
First Aid Information
We have qualified first aiders on-site.
We have a cafe which sells snacks, drinks, sandwiches and cakes. Our shop has a small selection of souvenir items that can be bought for between 75p - £5. At busy times we may have to limit the amount of children in the shop at any one time.
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
Each level of the ship is accessible by lift and we have accessible toilets. We ask that schools let us know in advance about any special educational or access needs that pupils may have so that we can adjust workshops if required.
Opening Hours & Information
We offer facilitated school sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and these have to be booked into designated time slots.
Self-directed visits can be booked on a Monday or a Friday between 10am-5pm
Cutty Sark's Opening times:
Monday-Sunday, 10.00-17.00. Easter extended opening: open till 18.00, 25-30 March and 2-7 April. Closed 24-26 December.