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Who’s who at Cutty Sark? Meet rigger Andy!

During the 2006-2012 conservation project, rigging company TS Rigging was brought in to help restore Cutty Sark’s masts and spars. As part of the ambitious project, they were also responsible for the refurbishment of all standing rigging, which supports the masts, and the replacement of all running rigging, which controls…

Who’s who at Cutty Sark? Meet Explainer Volunteer Dai Hall!

This week we met up with Dai Hall, one of the Explainer Volunteers at Cutty Sark. Once a week, you’ll find him on the Main Deck, chatting to visitors and telling them all about the tumultuous history of the ship. Dai: “What makes for a good explainer? I think you…

Cutty Sark Curator’s Tours

Once a month, Cutty Sark’s Curator leads a guided tour of the ship, her structure and spaces on board, covering the history of the vessel from the launch in 1869 to the recent 2006-2012 project to conserve Cutty Sark. Tours start with an examination of the original 1869 structure in…

Cutty Sark and the Thames

Cutty Sark was built in 1869 in Scott & Linton’s shipyard in Dumbarton on the banks of the river Leven, a tributary of the Clyde. On leaving the Clyde after her launch, she went on to journey up rivers across the world throughout her working life, but it was the…