Discover the epic story of a sailing legend with a visit to Greenwich’s Cutty Sark, the last surviving tea clipper!

Your London Explorer Pass includes . . .

  • General admission to this historical 19th Century Clipper ship
  • Access to the interactive exhibits
  • The chance to explore the sailors quarters and touch the hull

Explore Greenwich’s Cutty Sark, the last surviving tea clipper in the world. Part of the Royal Museums Greenwich, the Cutty Sark is a historic sailing ship that was once the fastest and greatest of her time. You’ll discover what life was like on board the ship, touch a piece of world history, and learn about this striking vessel. A truly immersive experience, multi-sensory interactive displays will bring the ship to life with sights, smells and sounds of what life at sea would have been like. 

The Cutty Sark was built in Scotland in 1869 and designed to carry tea from China to England in record-time. In her heyday, the ship circumnavigated the globe and visited every major port around the world. Since being preserved as a museum ship, the Cutty Sark has been raised above the ground, allowing you to walk underneath the hull while touching the original planks and iron framework.

Board the clipper and discover the sailors’ quarters and the ship’s wheel, meet famous Cutty Sark characters and learn about their incredible stories while enjoying beautiful views up and down the Thames.  Be sure to pop by the Even Keel Café, located directly underneath the ship's hull, for Cutty Sark-inspired cup of tea, Clipper Lunch or book in for an indulgent and traditional Afternoon Tea complete with scones and cakes.  

Cutty Sark Highlights

Restored historical 19th Century Clipper ship
Interactive and multi-sensory displays
Explore the Sailors' quarters
Touch a piece of world history underneath the ship's hull

Did You Know

  • The Cutty Sark was actually a Portuguese ship for longer than it was a British cargo ship.
  • The original cost to build the Cutty Sark was £16,150. Its overall length is 280 feet and it has 32 sails and 11 miles of rigging. Its top speed was 17 knots, which is roughly 19 miles per hour.


Using Your London Explorer Pass

Present your Explorer Pass at the admissions desks at the main entrance.

How to Get There

London Underground:
DLR - Cutty Sark

National Rail Network:
Greenwich and Maze Hill Stations

The London Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your Explorer Pass for Cutty Sark tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Monday 10.00 – 17.00
Tuesday 10.00 – 17.00
Wednesday 10.00 – 17.00
Thursday 10.00 – 17.00
Friday 10.00 – 17.00
Saturday 10.00 – 17.00
Sunday 10.00 – 17.00
Last Admission: 16.15


Please check our Closure & Notices page for changings in opening hours and closure dates.

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King William Walk Greenwich SE10 9HT


020 8312 6608