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Who’s who at Cutty Sark – meet our Buying and Merchandising Manager Alex

My name is Alex and I’m the Buying & Merchandising Manager at Royal Museums Greenwich. This means that I am responsible for the products we sell in our shops at the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory Greenwich and Cutty Sark, and online at shop.rmg.co.uk. I manage a team of 7,…

Food on board Cutty Sark

When Cutty Sark’s crew engaged to sail on the ship, the provisions allocated to them were detailed on the Agreement and Account of Crew for the passage. This document specified the amount of meat, bread, dried peas and rice allotted to each man, each week as well as a daily…

Marathon blog #4 Exploring London

By Diane Prosser I’m running the marathon for Cutty Sark because I care about our nation’s rich maritime heritage and the need to conserve it for future generations. I work in the Learning Team at the National Maritime Museum, and it’s great working with a creative team developing memorable learning experiences…

Object’s focus: The seaman’s chest

The crew of Cutty Sark would each have a small chest or bag in their cabin, in which they kept all their belongings while on board, except the clothes they was wearing. The crew also furnished their wooden bunks themselves with simple mattresses – sometimes known as a ‘Donkey’s Breakfast’…

Who’s who at Cutty Sark – meet our Documentation Officer

My name is Shirley Eaton and I am the Documentation Officer here at the Cutty Sark clipper ship. I have been here since 2006 and took part in the conservation work during the ship’s recent conservation project. For me this involved recording items as they came off of the ship…

Marathon blog #3 Seven reasons why I’m running for Cutty Sark

By Alexis Kennedy 1) I think I founded Greenwich’s only videogames studio, Failbetter Games. (I mean that as far as I know we’re the only one. I’m pretty sure I founded it). We’re up in North Greenwich, by the O2, caught in the loop of the river. We make games…

Hawk Talk; meet Norman the Harris hawk

Join our Hawk Talk on the main deck every Monday from 10-12, and find out how Harris hawk Norman helps us look after Cutty Sark and her rigging. Every Monday, Gary Railton from Urban Issues flies Harris hawk Norman (and occasionally George) above and around Cutty Sark, to scare off pigeons, starlings…