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March Events at Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark hosts special events and activities throughout the year. Admission charges apply (family activities are free with entry). Please visit our website for more information

Highlights this month include:

· Board Cutty Sark after hours for a night of comedy from Ben Van der Velde and special guest comedians.

· Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a Ceilidh beneath Cutty Sark’s hull.

· Learn about Cutty Sark’s record-breaking voyages with a host of family friendly activities.




Good Ship Comedy at Cutty Sark

Step aboard the Cutty Sark, known for the night as ‘The Good Ship Comedy’, for a mixed-bill comedy show, featuring MC Ben Van der Velde and three special guest comedians.

Dates: 3 March 2020

Times: 19:00-22:00

Venue: Michael Edwards Studio Theatre, Cutty Sark

Admission: £13 - £15

Age: 18+


I, Elizabeth

Using only Elizabeth's own letters, speeches and writings, solo performer Rebecca Vaughan performs a one-woman play by Dyad Productions. Queen Elizabeth I’s own words form this compelling script.

Dates: 5 March 2020

Times: 18:45-21:15

Venue: Michael Edwards Studio Theatre, Cutty Sark

Admission: £17

Age: 16+


St Patrick’s Day Ceilidh at Cutty Sark

Celebrate the patron saint of Ireland in style with a traditional Irish ceilidh in the dry dock at Cutty Sark. Dance to a live band beneath the copper hull of the last remaining Tea Clipper.

Dates: 17 March 2020

Times: 19.00 – 22.15

Venue: Sammy Ofer Gallery, Cutty Sark

Admission: £13 - £24

Venue: 18+


BBC Singers at Cutty Sark

Experience a live performance by the BBC’s chamber choir beneath the Cutty Sark’s iconic copper hull. This special BBC Singers concert will be recorded for Radio 3.

Dates: 20 March 2020

Times: 19:00 – 21:00

Venue: Sammy Ofer Gallery, Cutty Sark

Admission: £15

Age: 18+



British Science Week: Family Fun At The Cutty Sark

Celebrate British Science Week on board Cutty Sark with chances to see conservation in action. Take part in family workshops to build winches and learn about how precious cargoes were loaded on to the ship. Meet our conservators, and learn about Cutty Sark’s guilding.

Dates: 7 and 8 March 2020

Times: 11:00 – 16:00

Venue: Sammy Ofer Gallery, Cutty Sark

Admission: Included with admission price

Age: Suitable for all ages


Toddler Time

Cutty Sark is dedicating term-time Wednesday mornings to our youngest visitors. Bring your little sailors along for songs, stories and playtime on board.

Dates: Wednesdays during term time

Venue: Sammy Ofer Gallery, Cutty Sark

Times: 10.00-11.30 | 13.20-14.50 (10.00–11.00 during Half Term)

Admission: Under 4s go free and £5 Toddler Time ticket for one accompanying adult, includes admission to the ship

Age: Suitable for ages 4 and under


Cutty Sark Characters

Come aboard to hear Cutty Sark’s incredible stories brought to life by characters from the ship’s past. Meet Captain Woodget, the ship’s most daring master; Jock Willis, the man who built Cutty Sark; Nannie, the ship’s figurehead; or the ship’s cook, James Robson, who all have an extraordinary story to tell.

Dates: Daily

Venue: Sammy Ofer Gallery and Main Deck, Cutty Sark

Times: 11.00 | 12.00 | 13.00 | 14.30

Times: Throughout the day

Admission: Included in Cutty Sark admission price

Age: Suitable for ages 3+




Cutty Sark reopened to the public in April 2012, marking a new chapter in the extraordinary life of the last surviving tea clipper and one of the world’s most famous ships. Visitors to Cutty Sark can venture aboard and beneath the beautiful three-masted clipper: walk along the decks in the footsteps of the merchant seamen who sailed her over a century ago; explore the hold where precious cargo was stored on epic voyages; and even walk underneath the 963-tonne ship in the dry berth below to view the elegant lines of her hull.


Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich and Queen’s House operate under the banner of Royal Museums Greenwich.


Cutty Sark is open 10.00 – 17.00, Monday – Sunday (subject to change please see website for details


Royal Museums Greenwich members receive free entry to Cutty Sark among their membership benefits. Admission to Cutty Sark is by ticket, available in advance online, by telephone or in person on the day. Due to high demand tickets may be unavailable on the day to those who have not purchased their ticket in advance. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the bookings line on 020 8312 6608.


Royal Museums Greenwich offers free admission to carers accompanying visitors with disabilities.


Cutty Sark is located a short walk from the Cutty Sark DLR, and Maze Hill and Greenwich train stations. The closest tube stations are North Greenwich (to change to local buses) and Canary Wharf (to change to DLR), both on the Jubilee line.


For details on National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory Greenwich opening hours and admission visit the website