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Cutty Sark

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Cutty Sark

KidRated’s Cutty Sark Top Tips:

  • Best for kids & teens: Start the adventure early by arriving by DLR or if you want to travel by River, take a boat
  • Best for parents: Good to know that Under 5’s go FREE
  • Top Tip: While you’re in Greenwich enjoy other delights in the area such as the Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum or relaxing in Greenwich Park.

Ahoy there! Embark on an unforgettable adventure at the Cutty Sark, the last surviving tea clipper from the 19th century. Step aboard this legendary vessel and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of seafaring history.


Picture yourself climbing the decks of this iconic ship, tracing the footsteps of brave sailors who traversed the high seas. Every corner of the Cutty Sark echoes with tales of daring voyages and precious cargo from distant lands.


With engaging family trails, interactive exhibits, and hands-on activities, young adventurers can take the helm, don sailor attire for Instagram-worthy moments, and uncover the secrets of life at sea.


For parents, the Cutty Sark offers a wealth of educational insights cloaked in entertainment. Step into maritime history as you discover the ship’s legendary voyages and the global trade that shaped the modern world. Plus, soak in breathtaking views of the Thames and Greenwich from the ship’s deck while your little ones explore.


In addition, convenient amenities like a cafe and gift shop, along with accessibility for buggies and wheelchairs, ensure a hassle-free experience for the entire family.


So, hoist the anchor and set course for excitement at the Cutty Sark – where history springs to life, and unforgettable memories await!


In 2014, Kids In Museums arranged for some local school kids to host a Takeover Day at the Cutty Sark and we were invited. Click here to see how they got on.

Booking Advice:

  • Check the website for combi deals with the National Maritime Museum and Greenwich Royal Observatory
  • Family membership gives you year round access for free
  • Check out what’s on for families at the Cutty Sark 



King William Walk
SE10 9HT

Phone number:

+44 (0)20 8858 4422


Opening hours:

Mon to Sun 10:00 – 17:00
Last admission 16:15

How to get there:

Nearest DLR: Cutty Sark

Teen Verdict

Family days out, attractions and things to do in London and beyond for kids, older kids and teenagers rated by kids and teens with KidRated


Another one for teenagers that love history. Personally, I absolutely love maritime history so this was on my list of places to visit. Cutty Sark had a great set up and I really enjoyed going through the ship. Being able to see the ship as a whole was super impressive. There were quite a few things that were tailored to younger kids so it’s a good family day-out.

Parent Point of View

Things to do, places to go for kids and teenagers - cool, academic, fun and entertaining in London and beyond with KidRated

Laura Porter

  • Free family trails are available when you arrive.
  • ‘Cutty Sark Characters’ are onboard most weekends.
  • Order the ‘Discounted travel + Cutty Sark’ ticket to get a cheaper river return ticket.
  • Order the afternoon tea and it includes entry to the ship making the posh cakes really cheap.
  • Go to the nearby ‘Discover Greenwich’ visitor centre for free indoor fun and info on what else is happening that day.
  • Grab a sandwich from the shops near the DLR station then head to Greenwich Park for some running around time.

You can find loads more information by Laura Porter at 

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  1. Pauline

    The Cutty Sark is an easy to visit attraction because it’s not too big. It’s also in the middle of Greenwich so you can take your family to the nearby market for a bite to eat or visit Greenwich Park as part of your day out. The ship has been lovingly restored after the devastating fire a few years back. It still has original pieces which were luckily off the ship when it caught fire. The new structure underneath makes for an interesting view around the ship.

  2. Iain Titterington

    Great focal point for a day out in Greenwich – and with the winter ice rink coming soon next to the Nautical museum Greenwich has a whole days worth of interesting stuff to do…

  3. Lucy Moses

    This is such a great experience and the beautiful Greenwich Park is a stones throw away for a picnic and park fun! The children’s playground is fab and in the summer you can go in a boat on the little lake!

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