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Cutty Sark Re-Opening
Approx. 39 minutes from Russell Square underground Station. Take the Piccadilly line to Holborn underground station. Change here for the Central line to Bank where you can pick up the DLR straight to Cutty Sark DLR station.
On 25th April 2012 Her majesty the Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh officially re-opened Cutty Sark. The last surviving tea-clipper is one of the world's most famous ships - a true London landmark and national icon of British maritime history.
Built in 1869, the Cutty Sark was originally used for the tea trade in China before turning to the trade in wool with Australia. It was then sold to the Portuguese in 1895, and eventually returned to British ownership in 1922 used as a training vessel on the River Thames. After the Second World War she became surplus and was finally towed to Greenwich and placed in a specially constructed dock in 1954, first opening to the public in 1957 after much restoration work.
While undergoing conservation on 21 May 2007, a fire broke out on board leaving the Cutty Sark badly damaged. However, at a cost of more than £50 million the vessel has been restored to its former glory. The new design is now elevated, allowing visitors to view the magnificent three-masted sailing ship from underneath as well as climb on board.
Enjoy walking "along the decks in the footsteps of the merchant seamen who sailed her over a century ago", or venture beneath to explore where precious cargo was stored on epic voyages. Visitors can also learn about the clipper's history in the new interactive museum, whilst marveling at the elegant lines of the awe inspiring hull that made Cutty Sark the fastest and greatest of her time.
Relaunched 26th April 2012
Cutty Sark, King William Walk, Greenwich, London SE10 9HT
Tickets: Adult £12 / Child (aged 5-15) £6.50 / Family (2 adults & 2 children) £29
Nearest tube station: Greenwich / Cutty Sark DLR
Alternatively riverboats from Tower Hill, Westminster and Waterloo piers are also available to and from the Cutty Sark.