The Cutty Sark is the world’s only surviving tea clipper, the fastest ship of it’s time, and an adventure packed day out for the family in June
Words Miriam Carey
The Cutty Sark is the world’s only surviving tea clipper, the fastest ship of her time. She was built in Scotland in 1869 and designed to carry tea from China to England as fast as possible. The record-breaking ship travelled the globe and visited every major world port.
Now she’s back on on terra firma visitors are welcomed on board the award winning attraction this summer to explore the ship’s fascinating history and learn what life was like on board.
Little and large alike, visitors are invited to take hold of the wheel, visit the sailors quarters, and touch the original hull planks and framework.
Interactive Family Fun
An exclusive app has been developed where you can play Captain Woodget’s Apprentice using your smartphone or tablet on the main deck. All you have to do it search for ‘Gamar’ on the App Store or Google Play and download the app before or when you arrive.
Your mission – should you choose to accept it – is to set sail on an epic journey with you on board as an apprentice. But there will be no smooth sailing – you will be request to carry out important jobs throughout the ship, steering the ship, unfurling the sails, and catching mischievous monkeys.
The Children’s gallery
The children’s gallery is an immersive gallery, designed to fire up the little one’s imagination. From stoking the boiler of the steamship, to land a fish, and engage in teamwork in the interactive boatyard, there is a lot to learn for those keen on finding out more about life at sea.
The gallery is open 10.00-17.00 weekends, holidays & Tuesdays 14.00-17.00 on other weekdays. It will be closed 3 July – 27 September.
Every Wednesday during term time parents and toddlers are welcome to toddler time on board the Cutty Sark. Bring your little sailors and join in with songs, stories and playtime.
Weds in term-time 10–11.30am. £5 per adult and free to under- 5s and members.
Find out more at rmg.co.uk/cutty-sark
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