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Cutty Sark’s original structure

One of the unique aspects of Cutty Sark is the vast amount of the ship’s original structure which survives to today. Visitors have the opportunity to get up close and interact with the very structure that sailed the South China Seas and rounded Cape Horn. As a working vessel, the…

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 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…

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…