Cutty Sark

This Clipper boat was used to transport tea between London and China in the 19th century. Since 1954 it has been moored in Greenwich as a museum.

A historic boat

In 1869 the boat was built in Scotland, being in its day one of the fastest and most stable boats ever made. This 900-tonne boat was used to transport tea from China to London, a popular commercial route, although at a sped much faster than its competitors.

The name comes from the name of the witch in Robert Burns' poem, Tam o' Shanter.

Visiting the Cutty Sark

Today the Cutty Sark has been turned into a museum in Greenwich and is open to the public, keeping alive its history. On board the Cutty Sark it's possible to wander the deck, take the wheel, and go below deck.

The boat also has a wide range of panels, audiovisual material and more, explaining the construction of the boat and the importance of its technology at the time.


Daily from 10 am to 5 pm.
Last entry at 2:15 pm.


Adults: £ 16 (US$ 19.90)
Children from 4 to 15: £ 8 (US$ 9.90)
Children under 4: Free admission


Bus: lines 129, 177, 180 and 188