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…

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 era of sail

Cutty Sark is one of the last remaining examples of an extreme clipper– a ship of elegant and beautiful design, with a refined hull shape, raked masts and a huge sail area. She represents the pinnacle of sailing ship design, carrying a remarkable amount of canvas for her size, nearly…

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…

Ship’s Birthday Blog 3: The building of Cutty Sark

Scottish ship-owner Jock Willis commissioned the building of Cutty Sark from a young company named Scott & Linton in late 1868. The contract for building the ship was signed by both parties by 1 Feb 1869 and was due to be delivered by 30 July that year. Cutty Sark was…

Cutty Sark Conservation Project 2006-2012: Recollections from Jessica Lewis, curator of Cutty Sark

Between 2006 and 2012, the Cutty Sark Trust undertook an ambitious conservation project to save the last remaining tea clipper. Recollections is a series of short interviews with key people who worked on the project. Jessica Lewis, Curator of Cutty Sark, gives her insights. What types of audience were you hoping to attract…

Cutty Sark Conservation Project 2006-2012: Recollections from Carole Souter, Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund

Between 2006 and 2012, the Cutty Sark Trust undertook an ambitious conservation project to save the ship from collapse. Recollections is a series of short interviews with key people who worked on the project. Carole Souter, Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the main funders of the project, gives her insights. What…

Cutty Sark Conservation Project 2006-2012: Recollections from Jim Solomon, lead conservation consultant for the project

Between 2006 and 2012, the Cutty Sark Trust undertook an ambitious conservation project to save the last remaining tea clipper. Recollections is a series of short interviews with key people who worked on the project. Jim Solomon, lead conservation consultant for the project, gives his insights. Was the conservation of Cutty Sark a…

Cutty Sark Conservation Project 2006-2012: Recollections from Christopher Nash, lead architect

Between 2006 and 2012, the Cutty Sark Trust undertook an ambitious conservation project to save the last remaining tea clipper. Recollections is a series of short interviews with key people who worked on the project. Christopher Nash, lead architect for the project, gives his insights. How important was this project…