Bring your children to Cutty Sark for an action-packed fun day out on one of the world's most famous ships. Let your little ones take the helm at the ship’s wheel, climb into the crew's bunk bed...

Cutty Sark
Clipper Ship Cutty Sark, King William Walk Greenwich SE10 9HT
Greenwich

Cutty Sark


Bring your children to Cutty Sark for an action-packed fun day out on one of the world's most famous ships. Let your little ones take the helm at the ship’s wheel, climb into the crew's bunk beds and meet her famous figurehead Nannie the Witch. Follow our free family trail or borrow a backpack of toys and stories.

Find us at...

  • Cutty Sark
  • Clipper Ship Cutty Sark
  • King William Walk
  • Greenwich
  • SE10 9HT

Accessibility

Cloakrooms: there is a cloakroom (£1 per item) on the ground floor of the National Maritime Museum, to the right of the ticket desk in the Sammy Ofer wing. Visitors can leave coats, suitcases, rucksacks and bags. There are no cloakroom facilities at the Royal Observatory or Cutty Sark.

Lost property: to enquire about or hand in lost property, please go to the information desk in the Sammy Ofer Wing on the ground floor of the National Maritime museum. If you are retrieving an item you may be asked to fill in your details on our Lost Property forms. Any found items or enquiries can also be directed to one of our visitor assistants at the Queen’s House, the Royal Observatory and Cutty Sark.

Toilets, baby-change facilities and an accessible toilet are located in the lower ground floor by the Even Keel café. 

Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs are welcome across all our sites. All Royal Museums Greenwich sites have accessible toilets, and our cafés and gift shops are wheelchair-accessible.

Our Visitor Assistants are also trained in disability awareness, so please ask a member of staff for any assistance you may need during your visit.

Free admission for carers: Royal Museums Greenwich offers free admission to carers accompanying visitors with disabilities. This includes admission to our main ticketed exhibitions and shows at the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark and Planetarium, plus special exhibitions. The National Maritime Museum and Queen's House offer free entry to permanent exhibitions. Some smaller events, such as one-off evenings, talks and courses, may include a charge for carers.

Cutty Sark is wheelchair accessible with lifts providing access to all levels of the ship. For safety reasons, wheelchair spaces on the ship are limited to three visitors at any one time. Some areas of the Main Deck are not wheelchair accessible, but virtual access is provided to these spaces. For safety reasons, wheelchair access spaces for Cutty Sark are limited to three visitors at any one time.

The original ship structure restricts the size of the lift on board, so unfortunately mobility scooters cannot be accommodated onboard. Please also be aware that there are steps and gradients in Cutty Sark Gardens on the approach to the ship. There is a step-free route from King William Walk and Greenwich Pier.

Vision impairment: A number of our staff are trained to give pre-booked audio-described tours at our museums. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome across all sites. Please contact the Bookings team for more information. Email: bookings@rmg.co.uk Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 6608

Large print guides are available for visiting Cutty Sark and temporary exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum, the Queen’s House and the Royal Observatory. Download the Cutty Sark large print guide A braille guide to Cutty Sark is available to download before a visit. Download the Cutty Sark braille guide

There are currently no audio guides available for Cutty Sark, but there are a number of audio exhibits on board the ship.Audio guides for the historical part of the Royal Observatory are available free for ticket holders. In addition, most of the interactive exhibits in the Astronomy Centre and Altazimuth Pavilion have audio interpretation. For more information please contact us. Email access@rmg.co.uk

We have regular access events at our sites throughout the year, Find out more

Hearing impairment: We have an ongoing programme of D/deaf awareness and communication training. A number of our Visitor Assistants are trained to British Sign Language Level 1 standard. British Sign Language supported and subtitled film and touchscreens are available at selected points within the permanent galleries across all our sites. Hearing loops are fitted at all site information desks and at key locations across the sites. Unfortunately, it has not been possible to install a loop system inside Cutty Sark due to interference caused by the original wrought iron structure, but subtitles are included in all films with audio soundtrack. Hearing dogs and assistance dogs are welcome across all sites.


Our Online Events

  • Online Toddler Time

    23-Sep-2020 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Wednesdays mornings are dedicated to our youngest audiences. Bring your little sailors along for songs, stories and playtime as the ever popular Toddler Time comes to your home. Fun will be had by par...

    0 - 5 years
    9/23/2020 10:30:00 AM 9/23/2020 11:00:00 AM

    Bring your children to Cutty Sark for an action-packed fun day out on one of the world's most famous ships. Let your little ones take the helm at the ship’s wheel, climb into the crew's bunk bed...

    Online Toddler Time
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  • Online Toddler Time

    30-Sep-2020 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Wednesdays mornings are dedicated to our youngest audiences. Bring your little sailors along for songs, stories and playtime as the ever popular Toddler Time comes to your home. Fun will be had by par...

    0 - 5 years
    9/30/2020 10:30:00 AM 9/30/2020 11:00:00 AM

    Bring your children to Cutty Sark for an action-packed fun day out on one of the world's most famous ships. Let your little ones take the helm at the ship’s wheel, climb into the crew's bunk bed...

    Online Toddler Time
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Our At-Home Activities

  • How to make a carp kite

    Create your own koinobori kite, or carp kite, inspired by the beautiful Japanese designs. 

    5 - 16 years
  • How to embroider the Cutty Sark figurehead

    Make your own sailor craft, inspired by Nannie, the Cutty Sark's figurehead. Sailors often used their off-duty hours aboard ship to do hand crafts, and were prolific in carving, knotting, se...

    7 - 16 years
  • How to make a sea monster sock puppet

    Be inspired by amazing sea monsters on historic maps and create your own sea monster sock puppet!

    2 - 16 years
  • How to make signal flag messages

    Signal flags are used at sea for communication between ships. They can spell out short messages, and individual flags and combinations of flags also have special meanings. Create your own special mess...

    6 - 16 years
  • How to tie a bowline knot

    How do you safely hoist a sail? Or securely tie your boat to the dock post? With knots and hitches! Watch our demonstrations and put your sailor skills to the test. 

    6 - 16 years
  • Colour in the Cutty Sark mindfulness activity

    Colour in the Cutty Sark and learn all about the ship's story!

    0 - 16 years

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