Cutty Sark Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark

King William Walk, London, SE10 9HT, United Kingdom | 020 8312 6608 | Website

Venue Description

Cutty Sark is the world's sole surviving tea clipper, celebrated for her record-breaking passages around the globe. You can venture aboard and beneath this world-famous ship, walk along the decks in the footsteps of the merchant seamen who sailed her over a century ago and explore the hold where precious cargo was stored on those epic voyages. The ship re-opened in 2012, fully conserved and now lifted over three metres allowing visitors to stand directly underneath this world wonder and see her elegant lines and ground-breaking design. New innovative exhibits and interactive displays bring to life the romance, danger and adventures of life under sail. As part of the 2006-2012 Conservation Project, access to Cutty Sark was improved significantly including wheelchair access to the ship, tactile models and guides and multi-sensory exhibits.


Wheelchair spaces are limited to 3 at any one time.The original structure restricts the size of the platform lift on board, therefore mobility scooters cannot be accommodated. Manual wheelchairs and most powered wheelchairs can access the ship: lift dimensions 1100mm wide x 1480mm deep. Manual wheelchairs are available on site. Some areas of the deck are not wheelchair accessible, but virtual access is provided. Lifts offer access to all other areas of the ship and the Sammy Ofer Gallery under the ship. Steps and gradients in Cutty Sark Gardens can be avoided by arriving via King William Walk.

Accessibility Guide

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Accessible Performances

As of September 2014, we offer BSL interpreted Curator's tours. A number of our family programmes are accessible to visitors with disabilities.

Awards List

Visit England Award for Excellence 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 British Guild of Travel Writers - Outstanding New Tourism Project 2012 Awarded Quality Assured Visitor Attraction marque by VisitEngland


There are two accessible toilets at the venue.


All our Visitor Assistants are trained in disability awareness and we have an on-going programme of D/deaf awareness and communication training.

The venue says it has...

  • Accessible Format
  • Braille
  • Sign Language
  • Carer Discount
  • Dedicated Seating
  • Induction Loop
  • Large Print
  • Online Booking

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