Cutty Sark Tea Clipper Ship Museum In Greenwich London

Posted on May 9th, 2012 in Places To Visit by Stephanie

Cutty Sark Tea Clipper Ship, Greenwich London

One London attraction that is often overlooked but is worthwhile checking out is one of the world’s most famous ships, the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. The Cutty Sark is the world’s last surviving tea clipper ship used in the 19th century to import tea and wool into the UK and has been based in the south-east side of London in Greenwich since 1954. It first opened to the public in 1957 and is home to a collection of objects, ranging from figureheads to newspaper cuttings depicting the Cutty Sark history and story of the ship. Visitors can venture aboard the ship as well as explore the inside and see the hold where the cargo was stored on the voyages that took place over a century ago.

The Cutty Sark has recently undergone a £25 million restoration following a fire 5 years ago and re-opened to the public on the 26th of April. To celebrate this, the British tea company Twinings have launched their Cutty Sark Twinings Tea Caddies of blended loose leaf Cutty Sark-inspired black and green tea. You can buy Cutty Sark tea from the Twinings website or enjoy a cup in the cafe underneath the Cutty Sark whilst you’re visiting.

Twinings Cutty Sark Tea Blend - Green

The Cutty Sark is currently closed every Monday (except for bank holidays) and is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm. For more information you can visit the Cutty Sark Museum website.

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Comment by italian cheese
2012-05-10 18:04:50

I have always loved touring old ships, I have seen the Santa maria and one other i forget the name. I would love one day to visit and tour the Cutty Sark.

2012-05-14 07:14:31

I would love to see this historical ship with my own eyes.

Comment by john
2012-05-14 16:18:21

yeah Great. I like this clipper ship.

Comment by luciser
2012-05-17 05:50:42

I agree with that, Clipper ship must go on.

Comment by Ranjit
2012-05-23 13:37:22

Yeah will love to see it once I am able to afford :)

Comment by Sab
2012-05-25 15:07:28

That’s a great looking ship! Looks antique and magnificent. I hope that its beauty will continually be preserved.

Comment by Jonathan
2012-06-04 10:38:16

I always love the 19th century clipper ships. I have a 3 models of this boat for my collection. Thanks for share the information about this museum.

Comment by Rattan Sofas
2012-06-16 16:49:00

looks like an amazing site. will love to visit one day

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