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May Events at Cutty Sark

In May there are family activities & workshops on board Cutty Sark. These include a murder mystery and BBC Award Winning Folk Duo "Show of Hands".


Murder Ahoy! Treachery aboard Cutty Sark

There has been a murder on board Cutty Sark and you are required to help solve this puzzling mystery. Immerse yourself in a thrilling mystery and do your best to catch the cold-blooded killer before time runs out. Use your powers of detection, interrogation and sleuthing prowess to succeed.

Dates: 29 May 2020

Times: 19:00-22:15

Venue: Sammy Ofer Gallery, Cutty Sark

Admission: £23 - £30

Age: 18+


Show of Hands: Songs of the People

Acclaimed BBC Folk Award winning duo Show of Hands return to Cutty Sark for another moving night of great music, focusing on songs of social protest.

Dates: 3 May 2020

Times: 19:30-22.00

Venue: Sammy Ofer Gallery, Cutty Sark

Admission: £15-£30

Age: 16+



Build Big

Families can develop their engineering skills to help create a collaborative wing nut sculpture under the hull of the Cutty Sark.

Dates: 2 and 3 May 2020

Times: 11.30-13.30 and 14.00-16.00

Venue: Sammy Ofer Gallery, Cutty Sark

Admission: Activity free with admission to the ship

Age: Suitable for ages 4 and over


Ocean commotion

Trouble is brewing in our oceans. Sail through time and across the seas, from Asia to Antarctica, to learn about rising sea levels and plastic pollution.

Dates: 25 – 29 May 2020

Times: 11.30, 12.30, 13.00, 14.00 and 15.30

Venue: Sammy Ofer Gallery, Cutty Sark

Admission: Activity free with admission to the ship

Age: Suitable for ages 5 and over


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